We were in this port for two days. It gave me a chance to do two separate excursions.
DAY 1 - Ephesus & Terrace Houses
Ephesus is amazing and I would definitely go back.
I missed the toilets - they are between the spot you enter the Terrace Houses and when you leave. The terrace house were great. It is very interesting seeing the actual putting together of the pieces of marble together and watching the archaeologists working. It is an active spot. The houses are unbelievable and to think that archaeologists think that they go right up the whole hillside. The colours and mosaics are fabulous. I could have spent a whole day in Ephesus and the Terrace Houses. Well worth going there!
We stopped at the carpet weaving demo after the tour which all tours to Kusadasi do. I loved the Turkish Tea. The markets all around are great. Be sure to haggle at the small stores. After dinner,we left the ship again and a couple of us went to some more of the markets. Nice to be able to walk off the ship when we wanted too.
DAY 2 - Three Ancient Cities: Priene, Didyma & Miletus
Fabulous! If you like ruins then this is the place. The ruins are great. You can touch them and walk where people walked years ago, especially in Didyma. There is a lot of walking and it is very steep especially in Priene but well worth the walk.
We had a great guide and he was very knowledgeable. On the way back we stopped again at a carpet place. This day I did not go as I had already been the day before.