Ephesus Tours From Cruise Ships
I used to go Turkey very often. Altough the Turkish tourism is shaken by the last events in the Middle East, I think everybody should give a chance to welcoming Turkish people. Turkey had been the 6th largest tourism industry in the world until 2016. Series of attacks unfortunately shaken the country and the tourism business collapsed. Nowadays, the guides, hotels and museums are not visited as before.
Same things happen all over the world. Look at Paris, Barcelona, London and even peaceful Scandinavian countries. So do not give a chance to fear to lead your judgements and travel plans. Pack up your things and go to Turkey. But what to see in Turkey? I will be writing my own ideas and favorite places. Actually I love two cities in Turkey: İzmir and İstanbul.
What to see in Istanbul
Istanbul is well-known place in the world. Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque major places of interest to see and they are splendid. There is also Topkapi Palace in the area to see which was the royal home for Ottoman sultans in the history.
Istanbul has many secret gems too. Such as: Chora Church which is Kariye Museum. There is Dolmabahçe Palace by the Bosphorus, and there is Istiklal Avenue which is the most popular street.
What to see in Izmir
It’s a lovely city. Izmir is known as the second most crowded city in Turkey with a large tourism industry. Not only for tourists from foreign countries, but also locals go to the cute towns of İzmir such as Alacati, Cesme, Kusadasi, Foca, Urla and many other nice places like Sirince town which is famous for it’s tasty wine.
PS: There is also Cappadocia to see. If you have time do not forget to get there too. Turkey’s golden triangle is Cappadocia, Istanbul and Ephesus (Izmir).
Kusadasi cruise terminal and Ephesus
I would like to concentrate on the Kuşadası (kusadasi) town which i like the most. I have been to Kusadasi by day trips from Istanbul as well as i visited there with a cruise ship. Huge cruises of famous companies, stay in Kusadasi one day or two. So the passengers of the ships are able to stroll through the streets of this cute town. Kusadasi by the way means bird-island. The nature of this town of course splendid. The beaches around the Kusadasi excellent.
Ephesus Ancient City
The major activity to do near Kusadasi of course Ephesus. Worldwide famous ancient city of Turkey. Best-preserved and best-maintained ancient city of Eastern Europe. You may witness the history here, you live it by walking through the Roman streets. What a journey! Ephesus ancient city is one of the marvels of ancient world. Considered as one of the greatest city of antiquity.
Ephesus how to get there?
If you arrived Istanbul and visit there, you may get to Ephesus by plane from Ataturk or Sabiha Gokcen airports. The flight tickets to the İzmir is very cheap. Or you can even purchase a tour through the travel agents which is located in Sultanahmet area.
If you came to Ephesus by cruise ship, then you probably arrive to the Kusadasi Cruise Ship Terminal and from there there are the best tour operators of Turkey organizes some tours.
I would like to recommend you one of them. Turkland arrange the best tours of Ephesus with its good quality customer service and experienced guides. So you may contact to them from their excellent website: Ephesus private tours from Kusadasi cruise ships So you click the near link and reach out to their lovely website related to the Ephesus. You may read some initial historic information from the website related to visiting the Ephesus ancient city or Celsus Library or Artemis Temple of Ephesus. These are already the best sights to see there.
Further reading from my blog
I started to write about the war stories in this blog. So my very first article famous war movies of the cinema might attract your attention. After this first article I also written the I wish these stories could be filmed article. After them i decided to change the subject and i wrote some articles related to tourism and my favorite countries and cities when i travel so you can also have a look at this bomb article websites to read before your Istanbul trip. I think all of them enjoyable articles and blog posts with good read. So you can just enjoy them.
I will be writing many more articles about the travel from now on. Keep in touch and follow my blog to read my favorite destinations. The blog posts will be adorned with good photos too. Professional photos that are taken with a Nikon professional machine so they will be good shots for sure.