Izmir-Legendary Sardis Guided Tour

8hr, Private Preset tour

OVERVIEW: The Izmir - Legendary Sardis private tour is a fantastic historical experience. Your private tour group will witness the ancient capital of the entire Lydian Empire. You'll learn about the land of King Midas, the Temple of Artemis, the Sardis gymnasium, and the mammoth Sardis synagogue. This synagogue was the largest, most impressive ancient temple outside of Palestine. We will have time for lunch and return to Izmir for the shopping experience of the Kemeralti Bazaar with its Turkish treasures and delights.

INCLUDED: licensed guide, A/C vehicle and dependable driver

NOT INCLUDED: entrance fees, lunch and tips (appreciated when deserved)

HIGHLIGHTS: Sardis, former capital of ancient area encompassing the entire Lydian territory (Izmir, Ephesus to Assyria), home of first coins 800-650 B.C., and location of one of the Seven Churches in the Book of Revelations, Sardis Synagogue, Temple of Artemis, and mammoth Sardis Gymnasium, Lunchtime and Izmir's Kemeralti Bazaar for an authentic shopping 'mecca' experience.

FYI: Your guide, as always, will be a wealth of information making the history of Sardis come alive

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Key information

  • Private tour
  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • Transportation and driver included
  • Full day, approx. 8 hours
  • The tour duration includes allowance for time between sites/activities.
  • Time for lunch is included in your itinerary

Itinerary (Click on activities to learn more)

Time for Turkish lunch
1hr 0m
Sardis Temple of Artemis
  • No wheelchair access
1hr 15m

Entrance Fees

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