SMYRNA – EPHESUS – KUŞADASI
SCHEDULE: Day 1 Smyrna
Gathering at the customs of Chios at 07.30 am. Checking in passenger lists (check –in) and checking passports (or new type IDs). Boarding the F / B «SAN NIKOLAS and at 08.30 departure to Cesme. Arrival at the port of Cesme after 35 minutes and immediate boarding of a bus to the city of Izmir, the metropolis of Hellenism in Asia Minor, which even today represents perhaps the most "western" person in Turkey. Arrival in Smyrna after about 1 hour. Tour of the most important neighborhoods and attractions of the city.
Starting from Kokargiali, Quarantine, Karatasi and Konak Square, we reach the modern center, where the Central Girl's School and the international exhibition of Izmir are located, and the Alsancak (former barracks), where one can form a picture of how was Smyrna before the catastrophe. We continue to Bairakli and ancient Smyrna, to reach the north side of the bay, where Kordelio is located. Then return to the center of Izmir. Accommodation in a 4 * hotel. Free time. We suggest a visit to the traditional bazaar of the city. It is also worth wandering the picturesque alleys of Alsancak and sipping your coffee or drink at one of the many cafes and restaurants on Izmir Beach (a beautiful promenade stretching from Alsancak to the old customs house that has now been converted). in a modern shopping center - Konak Pier). Dinner at the hotel and overnight.
Day 2 Ephesus - Kusadasi
After breakfast, departure for Ephesus, which for more than 1,000 years, was one of the great cities of the ancient world and the capital of Hellenism in Asia Minor. It is the most well-preserved and busiest archeological site in Turkey. Guided tour of the ancient city (the library of Celsus, the ancient theater, the markets, the baths, the temple of Artemis, etc.). and visit to the Basilica of St. John the Theologian. Departure for the cosmopolitan Kusadasi. Free time. Then departure for the port of Cesme, where we will arrive in about 2 hours. Boarding the ship for Chios at 18.00.
Price per person:
100 € Double Room (Single surcharge: 20 €)
Children (7-12 years old): 70 € (in a triple room with parents)
Ferry tickets Chios - Cesme - Chios
New & air-conditioned coach for transportation and excursions according to the program
1 night in a selected 4 * hotel in Smyrna with breakfast and dinner
Local Greek speaking guide
Entrance tickets to places of visit
Lunch during excursions to local restaurants
What is not explicitly mentioned in the program