Ephesus & Sirince Guided Tour from Altinkum

Altinkum-Didim, Turkey
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Follow timeworn paths trodden by the ancients during this tour of Ephesus and Sirince. The classical Greek city of Ephesus was the location of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – the Temple of Artemis. We'll tour the site with a guide, then visit the pretty mountain village of Sirince. Gökhan, one of our expert local guides, says, ‘The Library of Celsus was built as a mausoleum to Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus, and could hold 12,000 scrolls. Austrian archaeologists restored it in the 1970s to its current state, and it is easy to imagine scholars studying here.'This tour takes you into sun-soaked hills clad with olive groves to discover one of the most extensive and complete archaeological sites in the world. On arrival at Ephesus, you'll follow marble-paved streets to gaze at mosaics in ancient Roman houses and admire epoch-defining buildings such as the Library of Celsus, the Temple of Hadrian and the Grand Theatre. With your guide to explain the historical context, you'll get more from your visit.After a thorough exploration of Ephesus, we'll make our way to charming Sirince. It's a little less ancient, but a sense of yesteryear permeates in this mountainside village. Here, you'll have lunch at a typical restaurant before enjoying some free time to stroll along its cobbled streets. Browse the local shops for a souvenir, sip a genuine Turkish coffee in a café, or seek out the local fruit wine – the pomegranate is a popular one.

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  • Not suitable for guests with reduced mobility
  • Drinks not included
  • Bring sunblock
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Transport. Guide. Admission fees. Lunch
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Visit ancient Ephesus – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. See the Library of Celsus, Temple of Hadrian and more. Lunch and free time in the mountain village of Sirince. Expert local guide with unrivalled knowledge of Ephesus

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