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Kusadasi: Private Undiscovered Selçuk Tour

Enjoy a private visit to Selçuk, often used as a stopping point for visitors on their way to Ephesus, and witness first hand its impressive cultural legacy. The sixth century Basilica of St John the Apostle, built on the site of the Apostle's tomb, is located in this town, with a special old quarter which has retained its traditional Turkish atmosphere. Your tour will start with a visit to the Isabey Mosque, constructed in 1374. Columns and stones taken from the ruins of near-by Ephesus and Artemis’ Temple were used in its construction. The tour will continue with a visit to the cave of the Seven Sleepers, where seven young Christian men hid from religious prosecution, falling asleep to wake up several centuries later. This will be followed by lunch in Yusuf’s Place, an open-air restaurant where you will be able to savour a traditional dish, known locally as “gozleme”. In the afternoon, you will visit the Temple of Artemis, known as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the Ephesus Archaeological Museum. The tour will finish with a drink at Çadır Café, located in Seljuk Park. Enjoy a private visit to Selçuk, often used as a stopping point for visitors on their way to Ephesus, and witness first hand its impressive cultural legacy. The sixth century Basilica of St John the Apostle, built on the site of the Apostle's tomb, is located in this town, with a special old quarter which has retained its traditional Turkish atmosphere. Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up from centrally located Izmir Hotels or Izmir Cruise Port.

Pick-up time: At 9am.

Drop-off time: At 4:30pm-5pm.

Dress code: The itinerary involves a good deal of walking, so comfortable footwear is recommended.

Not included: Drinks during lunch.

Others: Includes service charges and local taxes. On Saturdays, a visit of Selçuk Market will be included free of charge. Please note that museums are closed on Mondays. In the event of museum closures, an alternative will be offered.