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Private Ephesus Tour with Lunch at a Local Villager's Home

1. Private Ephesus Tour with Lunch at a Local Villager's Home

You will meet your guide in Kusadasi (port or hotel). After a 20-minute drive, you will arrive in Ephesus, one of Turkey's highlights. You will spend about 2 hours in Ephesus. If you decide to visit any other site in the area (Terrace Houses, Temple of Artemis, Virgin Mary`s house, Ephesus indoor Museum, Basilica of St. John), you can expect to spend 30-45 minutes in each additional site. Of course, as this is a private tour, you can spend more or less time in each site. Flexibility is one of advantages of this kind of tour! After sightseeing, you will be taken to one of the nearest villages, where you can enjoy local food in the house of one of the villagers who has been welcoming guests for many years.

Kusadasi: Private Ephesus Tour and Turkish Cooking Class

2. Kusadasi: Private Ephesus Tour and Turkish Cooking Class

Make a journey between History and food culture of Turkey as you discover the ancient city of Ephesus. Buy fresh ingredients at a local market and learn and cook Turkish Cuisine in a cooking class. Be picked up from your hotel, in a comfortable air-conditioned van and drive to Ephesus Greco-Roman city. Admire one of the best preserved ancient cities and see the Temple of Hadrian, Temple of Trajan, the Theater and the Library of Celsus. Go to a local market or a grocery to buy fresh vegetables and fruits from Selcuk/ Kusadasi. Join the cooking class and learn how to cook 3 delicious dishes from the Turkish cuisine. Take the opportunity to taste the mouth-watering results of your hard work on a beautiful terrace, as you judge your culinary abilities. Taste classic Turkish dishes and learn how they differ from the present day. Return back to Kusadasi Port or Hotel at the end.

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Was the only one on a Sunday private tour and covered the house of Mary, Ephesus, a short stop over at the temple of Artemis and the Basilica of St John. The sights were amazing as you would expect, but my guide Ali was superb. His English was flawless and his knowledge was top notch. His explanations to give historical, religious and modern context to the sites, the area and its people brought to life the places as only a local from this part does. He’s also extensively travelled and does get to know the people he’s guiding better to actively relate and also suggest how the day can be better tailored to your preferences. The lunch place he chose was a co-op with the cause for the villagers around the area and the food was amazing. I would fully recommend and my thanks to Ali for the hospitality and making this day amazing.

Ali was very knowledgeable, thorough and organized as well as flexible. I particularly appreciate the thoughtful way information and history was presented which helped with unraveling the unique history of the area. I did end up with the tour from Izmir which costs more but I still will recommend him and this tour to anyone who contemplates a visit!

I did a private tour with Özlem and visited the house of the Virgin Mary,Ephesus with a side trip to a leather factory and to see how the handcrafts (ceramic) are made. Overall an excellent tour with a fantastic and knowledgeable guide who provided more info than I could ever ask for. Highly recommended.

Taking a private guide is the best because you get the most out of the destination. You also decide where to slow down, when you want to move on and if you want to stop for a coffee.

Wonderful experience with an amazing tour guide! would highly recommend this tour!