THE ARCHITECTURAL MASTERPIECES OF EPHESUS
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Ephesus reveals its archaeological masterpieces in a combination of majesty and refined elegance - from the Theatre to the Library of Celsus, to delight our eyes and please our imagination.
- Marble Road
- Library of Celsus
- Tea tasting session
- We will reach the city of Ephesus by coach, a prestigious Hellenic-Roman metropolis founded by the Ionans around the year 1000 b.C. on the coast of the Aegean Sea near the mouth of the river Cayster.
- The tour will lead us to discover monuments and works of art of exceptional archaeological value.
- The majestic Theatre, with a seating capacity of 25,000 and which took over half a century to build, presents a typical semi-circular structure and is located on a slope, offering spectacular natural views with the port in the background. While we walk on slabs dating back to the 5th century, we will be escorted by the remains of imposing columns on the evocative Marble Road .
- The Library of Celsus can store up to 12,000 parchments and was built in the 2nd century in honour of Consul Celsus Polemaeanus. It has a magnificent façade presenting a lovely contrasting distribution of volumes. The Temple of Hadrian also dates back to the 2nd century and its very graceful and elegant arched trabeation and rich friezes make it easy to imagine a universe transmitting vibrant poetry.
- After the visit, we will head back to Kusadasi with a stop to make a few purchases and attend a demonstration of prestigious Turkey carpets, when we will also have the opportunity to taste the local tea.
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- The excursion involves walking for about 2 hours, it is therefore recommended to wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
- The excursion takes approximately 4 hours.