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Glorious Ephesus and Mary's House

Kusadasi , Turkey

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Experience hosted by Ilker

6.5 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Visiting the local villiges and pick the fruits of the season and then do Turkish wine tasting at one one of local wineries.
Visiting Ephesus Ancient City, Temple of Artemis and House of the Virgin Mary.
Walk around the local farmers market.
Visiting a village to watch locals where they are producing silk warms and making handicrafts using silk and wool threads.
Visiting a local seramic workshop to watch and learn how to make pottery with local white clay.
Other things to note
I wil be holding a paper on which your name is written so that you can recognize me to meet.
Visiting the local villiges and pick the fruits of the season and then do Turkish wine tasting at one one of local wineries.
Visiting Ephesus Ancient City, Temple of Artemis and House of the Virgin Mary.
Walk around the local farmers market.
Visiting a village to watch locals where they are producing silk warms and making handicrafts using silk and wool threads.
Visiting a local seramic workshop to watch and learn how to m…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Wine tasting will be provided as a free service.
From £46
/ person
Fri, 22 Jan
08:30 - 15:00
£46 per person
£46 per person
Fri, 29 Jan
08:30 - 15:00
£46 per person
£46 per person

Meet your host, Ilker

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 3 Reviews
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I have studied history and languages before getting a professional tour guiding license and I have been traveling for more than 25 years even up to New Zealand, which is the furthest country to Turkey. First of all I love traveling and I know how important having a local host while traveling in a foreign country and especially a historical ancient area such as Ephesus, Bodrum and Izmir. This part of the world has a very long and rich history of culture, religion, culinary and history. It wil be a great experience for visitors to be with someone who can speak a good English to learn every details of the local life by meeting the villagers, farmers, craftsmen and young/ old generation. I will also be showing them nontouristic areas so that my guests will have the idea about the original lifestyle of people and political situation.
I have studied history and languages before getting a professional tour guiding license and I have been traveling for more than 25 years even up to New Zealand, which is the furthest country to Turkey. First of all I love traveling and I know how important having a local host while traveling in a foreign country and especially a historical ancient area such as Ephesus, Bodrum and Izmir. This part of the world has a very long and rich history of culture, religion, culinary and history. It wil be…
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Where you'll be

There are alot of villages in the west coast of Turkey. One of them has a great microclimate for wine yards. One eye doctor opened a boutique winery that we can watch the wine making process if the season fits otherwise we will taste wine. Secondly, we will visit the historical ancient Ephesus city for its wonderful ruins. Then house of the Virgin Mary where she is believed to spend her last years. Silk thread making process will be the next

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

Mohamed
November 2020
This is my second tour with Ilker and Its has been delightful ! He is so passionate about what he does and wants you to fully enjoy your day. Always patient, caring and attentive, Ilker makes you feel like your with a friend. You can’t go wrong if you want to have a memorable experience
This is my second tour with Ilker and Its has been delightful ! He is so passionate about what he does and wants you to fully enjoy your day. Always patient, caring and attentive,…
Mark
October 2020
Such a wonderful experience. Ilker was extremely accommodating and was able to customize our day. He is a master of history and a very kind and caring individual. So happy that he was our guide and when I return I will not search for anyone else.
Such a wonderful experience. Ilker was extremely accommodating and was able to customize our day. He is a master of history and a very kind and caring individual. So happy that he…
Christopher
August 2020
Really fun tour. Highly recommend. Learned a lot about history and Turkish culture. İlker is very good commutating and allowing guests to experience the sites way they want to. Really enjoyed the experience. Plus, he helped me plan other parts of my trip here. Just an added bonus :)
Really fun tour. Highly recommend. Learned a lot about history and Turkish culture. İlker is very good commutating and allowing guests to experience the sites way they want to. Rea…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.