Ephesus, Turkey
Note: Subject to change

During the years of the Roman Empire, the Greek port of Ephesus became the greatest city in Asia Minor, and home to the Apostle Paul for several years.

We'll drive through the colorful town of Kusadasi along the coast and into the countryside to reach Ephesus, famous in antiquity for its Temple of Artemis - one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - and later the home of St. John. Upon arrival at Ephesus, leave your motor coach and follow your guide, to enter this amazing ancient city through the Magnesia Gate. Here, discover innumerable monuments including the Forum, the Odeon, the Library of Celsus, the Thermal Baths of Scolastika and the Great Theatre of Antiquity built in the Greek era and reconstructed in the Roman period, which is still noted for its remarkable acoustics. View the symbols all around and marvel at the fact that one is still able to read the inscriptions in the ancient Greek language. Walk back to your motor coach along the Arcadian Way, where once Mark Antony and Cleopatra rode in procession. As you drive back to Kusadasi, on a hill above Selcuk, just outside Ephesus, view the Basilica of St. John, which was erected over his grave in the 6th Century AD by the Emperor Justinian.

Local Currency
The Lira (TL) is the official currency of Turkey. Banks and exchange offices are generally open only weekdays - you may find it hard to convert your traveler's checks on weekends. ATMs are common in Turkish cities, towns and resorts, and many of them connect to worldwide networks such as Cirrus® or Plus® and to credit cards.

Weather in Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
Average High 75°
Average Low 55°