12 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2016
Booked our own tour through "Ephesus Breeze Tours". We were at the House of Mary before anyone, and had an amazing time, the guide was great. The only issue was a hard sell at the leather warehouse. Stay away from the Rossini ... Read More
Booked our own tour through "Ephesus Breeze Tours". We were at the House of Mary before anyone, and had an amazing time, the guide was great. The only issue was a hard sell at the leather warehouse. Stay away from the Rossini leather warehouse. The carpet tour was much better. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2016
Visited Ephesus before. Enjoyed walk round and then visited the ships. Some passengers found shop owners pushy, but I did not find this. Most were chatty and obviously trying to get a sale, but always polite and cheerful. I do enjoy ... Read More
Visited Ephesus before. Enjoyed walk round and then visited the ships. Some passengers found shop owners pushy, but I did not find this. Most were chatty and obviously trying to get a sale, but always polite and cheerful. I do enjoy bargaining and picked up a few bargains. Good that when you pay in euros you now get change in euros. Previous visits some time ago you got change in turkish currency. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: September 2016
Went on trip to Ephesus. Bit dubious at first, with recent events but nothing to bother about. Ephesus is amazing. Tour guide was very informative
Went on trip to Ephesus. Bit dubious at first, with recent events but nothing to bother about. Ephesus is amazing. Tour guide was very informative Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: September 2016
Walked straight in off the boat, strolled around, did a bit window shopping with no hassle.
Walked straight in off the boat, strolled around, did a bit window shopping with no hassle. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2016
Have been several times before and have visited Ephasus so just wondered around the town. Good for leather handbags and carpets but most of the people are very pushy. Not a favourite port
Have been several times before and have visited Ephasus so just wondered around the town. Good for leather handbags and carpets but most of the people are very pushy. Not a favourite port Read Less
12 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2016
Only went to Kusadasi because we had already done a 14 day tour of Turkey and been to Ephesus previously. Kusadasi shop owners are very pushy but understandably they are not in a good economic situation. We were told it has been their ... Read More
Only went to Kusadasi because we had already done a 14 day tour of Turkey and been to Ephesus previously. Kusadasi shop owners are very pushy but understandably they are not in a good economic situation. We were told it has been their worst year since the late 80's. I bought sandals in the first plaza and think I may have gotten a better deal had I looked as I found the exact same sandals in all the shops. We ate in a nice restaurant patio called 'Charlies'. We made sure we discussed exactly what we were ordering and the price first. We heard than someone else was presented with a bill a lot more than they were expecting. Could have missed this port but understand that a lot of others wanted to see Ephesus. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2016
Our cameras couldn't stop clicking! Amazing views all around! Crowded and tiny streets everywhere to explore in main towns with lots of shopping and eating. Opa! We took a boat from the port to Oia instead of via the cable car or ... Read More
Our cameras couldn't stop clicking! Amazing views all around! Crowded and tiny streets everywhere to explore in main towns with lots of shopping and eating. Opa! We took a boat from the port to Oia instead of via the cable car or donkeys. Much faster. Wished we would have eaten at Katena's restaurant upon disembarking at Oia, but got hurried into bus up hill to complete voyage. Our Greek relatives texted us to go there since they give the best portions and you can also dangle feet or swim in sea right there. Got text too late! Read Less
Sail Date: September 2016
The great bazar is at 5 minutes walking distance of the port and if you’re into that sort of thing, there are some great buys. Be prepared to hassle though! The first Starbucks we encountered this voyage, - and the last - we found just ... Read More
The great bazar is at 5 minutes walking distance of the port and if you’re into that sort of thing, there are some great buys. Be prepared to hassle though! The first Starbucks we encountered this voyage, - and the last - we found just at 2 minutes from the port entrance, with a wonderful terrace looking out over the harbor. And more free wifi! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: September 2016
Having already been to the Ephesus we just walked off the ship. The shop owners are bothersome.
Having already been to the Ephesus we just walked off the ship. The shop owners are bothersome. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: September 2016
We met friends at Kusadasi and had lots of fun around the bazaars. Huge tip! Try the local Council run cafes and restaurants. True Turkish food at an excellent price. Love, Love, Love Kusadasi.
We met friends at Kusadasi and had lots of fun around the bazaars. Huge tip! Try the local Council run cafes and restaurants. True Turkish food at an excellent price. Love, Love, Love Kusadasi. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2016
Very pretty Port with lots of Boats around the Port, good shopping and lots of little cafes near the water We went to the Castle and took photos. Had a great time there.
Very pretty Port with lots of Boats around the Port, good shopping and lots of little cafes near the water We went to the Castle and took photos. Had a great time there. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2016
We hired a taxi to take us to Ephesus for the day and visited the house of the Virgin Mary, the ruins, and a market for souvenirs. It was only 60 € and worth every penny!
We hired a taxi to take us to Ephesus for the day and visited the house of the Virgin Mary, the ruins, and a market for souvenirs. It was only 60 € and worth every penny! Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2016
We have been here many times, so we just walked around in the city center, bit of shopping etc., there re plenty possibilities for excursions etc.
We have been here many times, so we just walked around in the city center, bit of shopping etc., there re plenty possibilities for excursions etc. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2016
Very much enjoyed the shopping experience here, friendly local people all wanting to sell you their 'genuine fakes'.
Very much enjoyed the shopping experience here, friendly local people all wanting to sell you their 'genuine fakes'. Read Less

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