Kusadasi and Selcuk (Ephesus)
Turkey
Kusadasi & Selçuk (Ephesus)
Turkey

Kusadasi, or Birds’ Island in Turkish, is known as a “fisher-men’s” village yet originally it was actually a quiet garden where farmers harvested thyme, sage, wild roses, figs, grapes and olives.  It is today an animated village.
In the golden years of Ephesus, Kusadasi – then Neapolis – was already a holiday resort for the Ephesians. When the Caystros river silted up, the Byzantines chose Neapolis as the new harbor which they then called “Scala Nova” which became an important commercial center inhabited by Greeks, Armenians, Jewish and Italian business men till the end of WWI.
Kusadası was already conquered by the Ottomans in 1413 and became an independent district in 1865. Till 1954 Kusadasi was bound to the province of Izmir and is today within the boundaries of the province of Aydin.
Today Kusadasi is modern village which offers nice beaches and is an ideal departure place for over 40 different possible one-day tours in the area. Just to name a few : EphesusAphrodisias, Pamukkale & Laodikea, Priene, Miletos, Didyma, Bergama & Izmir, Sardis, Tire & Birgi, Metropolis & Magnesia ad Menderes,  The Lake of Bafa & Herakleia, Euromos, Bodrum , Milas & Alabranda, The delta of Karine and the national Park of Dilek, the Greek island of Samos ...

Selcuk, originally a farming town, has been involved into tourism by its proximity to the ruins of Ephesus, the Shrine of Virgin Mary, the basilica of Saint John, the small village of Sirince and many other attractions within the city limit.
Although evidence of settlement as early as 2000BC has been found on the Ayasoluk Hill, the town only really got to life in the Byzantine era (5th century AD) after the harbor of neighbor Ephesus had completely silted up.
Selcuk has plaid an important role in the events of the early Christianity. In the 9th and early 10th centuries, Selcuk has lived a massive emigration of the south Balkan countries, Yoruk nomads, Kurds and gypsies.  Each group has its own designated quarter, socializing little with the others.
 

Tours
BE01 - Ephesus
Daily Tour / Private Tour
from 45, - EUR
A four hours tour for a conference tour of the site of Ephesus...
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BE02 - Ephesus & Virgin Mary
Daily Tour / Private Tour
from 50, - EUR
Visit the famous site of Ephesus and the Shrine of Virgin Mary... During th...
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BE03 - Ephesus & Saint John
Daily Tour / Private Tour
from 50, - EUR
Visit the famous site of Ephesus and the basilica of Saint John... During t...
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BE04 - Ephesus & Terrace Houses
Daily Tour / Private Tour
from 45, - EUR
Four hours tour : Ephesus and the unique Terrace Houses...
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BE05 - Ephesus and Sirince
Daily Tour / Private Tour
from 50, - EUR
A full day tour combining the visit of Ephesus and any of the proposed high...
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BE06 - Priene & Ephesus
Daily Tour / Private Tour
from 60, - EUR
Visit two important archaeological sites in one same tour : Priene, the fir...
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BE07 - Priene, Miletos, Didyma
Daily Tour / Private Tour
from 70, - EUR
This tour is exclusively dedicated to archaeology : Priene, the first examp...
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NT01 - Ephesus - Full Day
Daily Tour / Small Group Tour
from 65, - EUR
Full day to the unique site Ephesus and Shrine of Virgin Mary ...
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BE08 - Ephesus & Local Arts
Daily Tour / Private Tour
from 45, - EUR
Four hour tour to the Ephesus and presentation of local arts...
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NT02 - Pamukkale
Daily Tour / Small Group Tour
from 95, - EUR
Full day to Pamukkale, Hierapolis and the Chalk Terraces...
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BE-T001 : Classical Turkey 1
8 Days,7 Nights / Tailor Made
from 620, - EUR
This one week tour brings you to Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus and Pamukkal...
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BE-T002 : Classical Turkey 2
10 Days,9 Nights / Tailor Made
from 865, - EUR
A program to discover Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale and the Anta...
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BE-T003 - Classical Turkey 3
15 Days,14 Nights / Tailor Made
from 1398, - EUR
A program to discover Istanbul, Cappadocia, Antalya, Ephesus, Pamukkale and...
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BE-T006 : Seven Churches of Revelation
8 Days,7 Nights / Tailor Made
from 835, - EUR
After having visited Istanbul, discover the Seven Churches of Revelation...
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BE-T007 : Aegean Express
4 Days,3 Nights / Tailor Made
from 329, - EUR
A mini-trip to discover the highlights of the Aegean region : Ephesus, Pamu...
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KE-T003 : Best of Greece 1
11 Days,10 Nights / Group Tour
from 1399, - EUR
This holiday package welcome you to Athens with a tour around the city and ...
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KE-T001 : Classical Aegean
7 Days,6 Nights / Group Tour
from 840, - EUR
This vacations package gives you a unique opportunity to explore some of th...
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BE09 - Ephesus and Selçuk Museum
Daily Tour / Private Tour
from 50, - EUR
Half day : Complete the visit of Ephesus with its museum...
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BE10 - Pamukkale
Daily Tour / Private Tour
from 90, - EUR
A complete day to visit Hierapolis and swim in the thermal pools of Pamukka...
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BE11 - Ephesus & Turkish Cuisine
Daily Tour / Private Tour
from 50, - EUR
A synthesis of Ephesus and Turkish Cooking class...
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BE12 - Pamukkale & Aphrodisias
Daily Tour / Private Tour
from 99, - EUR
Unique day to visit Aphrodisias and enjoy Pamukkale...
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BE13 - Aphrodisias
Daily Tour / Private Tour
from 70, - EUR
Aphrodisias, antique city dedicated to Aphrodite, goddess of fertility and ...
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BE14 - Pamukkale & Laodikea
Daily Tour / Private Tour
from 95, - EUR
Visit Laodikea, is one of the Seven Churches and enjoy the Chalk Terraces ...
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BE15 - Izmir City Tour
Daily Tour / Private Tour
from 65, - EUR
Izmir is one of the Seven Churches and part of Jewish Heritage...
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BE16 - Bergama
Daily Tour / Private Tour
from 75, - EUR
Full day tour to Pergamum, one of the Seven Churches of Revelation...
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BE17 - Sardis
Daily Tour / Private Tour
from 75, - EUR
Visit Sardis, one of the Seven Churches and also part of the Jewish Heritag...
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BE18 - Tire & Birgi
Daily Tour / Private Tour
from 60, - EUR
A full day tour or a Turkish Life Style digest ...
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BE-T016 - Mother Goddess
9 Days,8 Nights / Tailor Made
*Upon Request
In search of the Mother Goddess......
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