The excavations at Ephesus are fascinating, although the terrain is difficult. We were not impressed by the House of Virgin Mary, with apologies to any true believers. We did not see very much of Kusadasi proper.
We were routed here for 3 days after Ashdod port was closed to cruise traffic. We were docked at the far end of the port and needed to be transmitted by bus to the terminal. Haifa is a lovely mountainside city. The Bahai Gardens are well worth a visit. Traffic, as everywhere in Israel, is fairly awful.