Ancient Ephesus Tour with Pottery-making Demonstration

Kusadasi, Turkey
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Ephesus brings the past to life. This tour combines the ancient city with a visit to a typical ceramics factory for a glimpse into traditional pottery making. First up, you'll relive the glory days of the Roman Empire as you explore the monuments of Ephesus on a guided tour. Gökhan, one of our expert local guides, says, ‘The archaeological site is so well-preserved that it's easy to imagine you are walking in the footsteps of the toga-clad crowds that gathered and chattered in the streets 2,000 years ago.'Crammed with temples, relics and religious statues, you'll walk the marble streets as your guide explains their history. A star attraction is the Insta-perfect Library of Celsus – a feat of classical architecture that once housed the brightest scholars of the day and more than 12,000 scrolls of age-old wisdom. Strolling between the column-lined avenues, you'll peep into crumpled shops and houses en route to the Grand Theatre – a colossal amphitheatre where St Paul once preached.We'll round things off with a visit to a ceramics factory to see how Turkish pottery is made. Marvel at the precision of the master potter – working only by eye – as he decorates and paints traditional pieces. It's one of the best places to snap up some authentic souvenirs and support local livelihoods. Gökhan adds, ‘Çini ceramics are a traditional Turkish art form. Look out for the popular tulip and carnation motifs – the tulip symbolises the unity of God, while the carnation represents nature and renewal.'

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  • Not suitable for guests with reduced mobility
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Visit the UNESCO-listed ancient city of Ephesus on a morning tour. Learn about the history and society of this important Roman site. See the Library of Celsus, Grand Theatre and Temple of Hadrian. Watch a pottery-making demonstration in a local ceramics factory. Expert local guide with unrivalled knowledge of the city of Ephesus

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