Skip underwhelming House of Mary and spend the day in ancient Ephesus!
Ephesus is a major tourist attraction in Turkey and is one of the top destinations along the Mediterranean. And it’s obvious why. It’s the most well- preserved historical sites we’ve ever visited.
When you’re cruising, it’s hard to find decent information on how or how much it will cost you to get to and from Ephesus. I myself searched the web for weeks to get information on whether cabbing was even a good option.
In the end, it was easier to just book our own tour with Nur & Ekol. Plus — on a visit to Ephesus — you’ll want a guide if not to tell you the dense history behind the rebels then to at least point out a few things you might have missed if you’re on your own.
Goddess Nike. Can you spot the swoosh? Ever wondered about the origin of the symbol of Medicine? Well wonder no more. During the Roman Empire, there was a very large school of Medicine in Ephesus. Bet you didn’t think it was that old.
Pictures just don’t do the Library of Celsus justice. Built to house 12,000 books and scrolls. Unfortunately, they were all destroyed by fire in an earthquake. And even though we were looking at a restored replica of the facade of the building, nevertheless it’s still an impressive structure.
One of my favorite spots in the city and perfect for jumpin’ photos!
Ephesus is worthy of a day trip on any visit to Turkey. It sure beats waiting around for a time machine!