Turkey adventure travel guide for worldwide holidays featuring tips, advice and useful information on adventure activities on tours provided direct from local tour operators. This guide helps you find out what to see and do and plan your travel itinerary.
Online PR News – 15-March-2010 – – Adventure travel company PureTravel, are delighted to unveil their latest travel website which showcases Turkey as a vacation destination. And in keeping with all of the tours on the main PureTravel website, these new trips come direct from Turkish tour operators.
South of Izmir are some of the finest beaches along the Aegean coast and many, small prosperous villages, but few cities of any size. This is home of the ancient Greek civilization in Asia Minor. Holidays Turkey should include something of this part of the country.
Ephesus is certainly the most important and interesting Greek-Roman city in Turkey. It can be reached by car, bus or boat (from the port of Kuşadesı). It is not a casual place to visit. There are two parts to Ephesus: the ancient Artemesium with its one standing column and the nearby Basilica of St. John and the restored Mosque of Isa Bey; and the great city itself, perhaps the most frequently visited site in Turkey. The city itself is huge. Most visitors will find hiking down the Arcadian Way to the ancient harbor a chore.
The Theater and the excavated main street, however, are obvious places to get a feel for the ancient city. The Library has been restored and is well worth seeing; across the street is a bordello which has a well and a pump and fresh water. Along the street is the facade of the Temple of Hadrian with its beautiful stone work. The visitor should take the time to go off the main road and see some of the homes that have been excavated behind the shops along the street.
Near the town of Selçuk is the small but excellent museum that contains most of the artifacts from the excavations in the general area.
Ephesus can be easily reached from Greece. There is a regular small craft ferry from Vathi on the island of Samos to Kuşadesı and accommodations can often be found in Selçuk or Kuşadesı itself. Holidays Turkey would be incomplete without a visit to this ancient city.
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