10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2016
On first view the place looks nice, however you are soon bombarded by shop owners to buy their goods, try on their shirts etc etc, very intimidating.
On first view the place looks nice, however you are soon bombarded by shop owners to buy their goods, try on their shirts etc etc, very intimidating. Read Less
17 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2016
There were many tours available as we left the cruise terminal. For $50 we were on a full size bus with 13 other people for a tour of euphese. The guide was excellent! Very knowledgable. Although, listening to other guides as we toured ... Read More
There were many tours available as we left the cruise terminal. For $50 we were on a full size bus with 13 other people for a tour of euphese. The guide was excellent! Very knowledgable. Although, listening to other guides as we toured the ruins I thought they were all very well informed. I was impressed with the professionalism of the guides there.. However, it seems they all end at a silk factory and tour of rug makers. Be warned, they are a very hard sell! Be firm and walk smartly or you may end up with an expensive, albeit gorgeous, hand made rug. All merchants were aggressively selling their wares and can be a bit overwhelming if you aren't firm. Once they know you aren't buying anything, they'll say "you're breaking my heart"... We broke a lot of hearts that day...it was well worth it though, we enjoyed the tour and the town very much Read Less
11 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2016
We booked a private tour to Ephusus which was good even though we were in the centre of a thunder storm. Kusadasi is a reasonable place but spoilt by the Turkish shop keepers who just hassle you through out
We booked a private tour to Ephusus which was good even though we were in the centre of a thunder storm. Kusadasi is a reasonable place but spoilt by the Turkish shop keepers who just hassle you through out Read Less
21 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2016
Lots of shops in the old town area but shop owners are very pushy. If you do not like that walk all along the promenade (left of the ship) to the new Marina. Great upscale shops, bars and restaurants
Lots of shops in the old town area but shop owners are very pushy. If you do not like that walk all along the promenade (left of the ship) to the new Marina. Great upscale shops, bars and restaurants Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2016
Though not much is left of this temple, the foundation and base of the columns which remain give you a sense of scale of the original.
Though not much is left of this temple, the foundation and base of the columns which remain give you a sense of scale of the original. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2016
Both stops gave us a glimpse into the warmth and generousity of Turkish craftsmen. I spent more than anticipated, and learned a great deal about the respective craft and artistry at both stops.
Both stops gave us a glimpse into the warmth and generousity of Turkish craftsmen. I spent more than anticipated, and learned a great deal about the respective craft and artistry at both stops. Read Less
11 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2016
Didn't take a shore excursion, just got off port side. People were very friendly and purchased some nice keepsakes.
Didn't take a shore excursion, just got off port side. People were very friendly and purchased some nice keepsakes. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2016
Did not like visiting this port to much hassle with the shopping sellers very persistent
Did not like visiting this port to much hassle with the shopping sellers very persistent Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2016
Ephesus is a very popular site and is certainly worth doing if you haven’t been there. Since we’ve been there four times, we took the day off and went to the Starbuck’s on the pier and each spent several hours on the internet in a ... Read More
Ephesus is a very popular site and is certainly worth doing if you haven’t been there. Since we’ve been there four times, we took the day off and went to the Starbuck’s on the pier and each spent several hours on the internet in a comfortable chair for the price of a cup of coffee. Read Less
25 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2016
Ephesus was fantastic followed by a visit to a hill village and lunch cooked by a local woman. This was a fantastic trip especially sine we are only a group of 8 with a greta guide.
Ephesus was fantastic followed by a visit to a hill village and lunch cooked by a local woman. This was a fantastic trip especially sine we are only a group of 8 with a greta guide. Read Less
15 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2016
Had been here before and did Ephesus on last cruise which I really enjoyed very I formative guide and worth the visit !
Had been here before and did Ephesus on last cruise which I really enjoyed very I formative guide and worth the visit ! Read Less

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