Here is an idea for a perfect day tour of some favorite Tourist activities while in Kusadasi. Whether vacationing in Kusadasi, Turkey on a cruise, honeymoon, conference, reunion, biblical research or just adventure; It's a the most popular.
About a Favorite Day tour in Kusadasi- article by Archaeologous.com
A favorite day tour in Kusadasi would start with a 20 minute drive, yet back thousands of years, to the epic ancient city of Ephesus. Here you and recommended guide will explore the legendary history of a place that was home or visited by the world’s greatest: St John, Cleopatra, Alexander the Great, Mother Mary, King Croesus, as this was the center of trade and the home of One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Temple of Artemis. Can you imagine the theatre holding 25,000 of the city’s 250,000 residents, the worlds 3rd largest library and one of the Seven Wonders of the World? Next go to the Ephesus museum for an hour and experience the wealth of treasures from the area. Then, onto the House of Mother Mary,. This was the last resting place of Mother Mary, now a lovely retreat in the hills, then a visit to the sweet village of Sirince for wine tasting and lunch. Do a quick stop at the St John’s Basilica on your way back towards Kusadasi. Then a real treat to end off your amazing day in Kusadasi, a traditional Hamamexperience where you will be steamed, purified and massaged in two ways to have you totally ready for your evening festivities.
Kusadasi, “bird island”, has been called the most beautiful port on a Mediterranean cruise. So when you are vacationing in this centrally located, world wide known tourist destination, you will have a myriad of popular vacation choices for you and your family.
Kusadasi’s reputation as one of the most attractive cities of the Aegean is well deserved. It’s bathed in sunshine 300 days of the year, plus an exquisite combination of ancient wonders, outdoor adventures and a plethora of tourist activities Just a short drive in any direction and you will be at: the important historical sites including Ephesus, Temple of the Goddess Artemis, House of Virgin Mary, Seven Sleepers, Didyma, Priene, Miletos, Sirince village, cooking schools, hamams , Adaland, plus plus plus. The Mediterranean climate of 300 days of sunshine make it a long tourism season which is ideal place for vacations.
When in Kusadasi, know that it is literally “full” of history. The earliest settlements were around 3,000 BC. The topography, as you will see when driving around the area, was/is great for products such as olive, grape and figs. Around 1,000 BC there were 12 cities built including: Samos, Miletos, Priene, Ephesus, and Smyrna. The two most famous trading sea ports at that time were Miletos and Ephesus (which now are landlocked) By 200 BC when the “literally” the tides changed, Kusadasi became the new port in place of these other two. Your private guide, if you have one, is incredibly knowledgeable about the history, religion, architecture, archaeology of the region.