The Plaka was disappointing. It was a great place to have lunch. However, it mostly consists of touristy shops selling jewellery and kitsch. Should have allowed for more time to tour other sites.
The pyramids are awesome and majestic. We saw the light and sound show and it was very interesting to see the pyramids and sphinx all lite up at night. The next day we went to Saqqara and visited the Step pyramid and one of the mastabas. Then onto the Mosque of Mohamed Ali. Memphis was a bit disappointing because there are so few ruins. However, the fallen statute of Ramses (housed) is well worth seeing. Then onto Giza and the great pyramids and sphinx. Our tour guide was exceptional and explaining everything. The vendors were out in full force, but we followed our guide's advice to ignore them and not take anything they offered to us (just let it fall) and we were left alone. It worked. If you have the opportunity, this is definitely a trip worth taking.
First stop was the House of the Virgin Mary. Our tour was one of the last to leave the ship (we had to wait for a couple of people)so we had to wait in a huge line-up to get in.
Second stop was Ephesus. Walked along the ancient roads down to the Library of Celsius and then onto the theatre and the Harbour Road. Very impressive.
Third was the Museum which contained amazing artifacts many of which were removed from the ruins of Ephesus and stored in the museum.
Then onto the ruins of the Church of St John the Evangelist.
Totally wonderful experience. We want to visit Turkey again and see more sights.