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Kusadasi Second Timers #1: Priene / Miletos / Didyma(sm) (6 Hours)

Turkey At Its Best - Private Tours by Newport International

Kusadasi, Turkey

Valid for Travel Now Through: 14 Jul 2019

Kusadasi Second Timers #1: Priene / Miletos / Didyma(sm) (6 Hours )

Kusadasi, Turkey

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An "Exclusively Virtuoso" Preferred Specialty Tour Operator, we specialize solely in Turkey, working with Travel Consultants of the Virtuoso Consortium; and, we have the distinction of having in house a former Professional Turkish Tour Guide and Turkish Archaeologist who has served as Official Guide to the British Royal Family during the tour of H.R.H. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in Ephesus. Whether arranging a customized Shore Excursion or developing a complex Special Interest Tour itinerary in Turkey, Virtuoso Members communicate directly with the U.S. Headquarters of TURKEY AT ITS BEST(sm), enjoying (1) Immediate responses to their inquiries without delay from the time zone difference with Turkey, (2) Quotes in U.S. Dollars, rather than in Euros, (3) The security and cost savings of having the credit cards of their clients charged in the U.S., and in U.S. Dollars, (4) Prompt receipt of their commission checks, drawn on a U.S. bank, issued and mailed in the U.S., and (5) The peace of mind from receiving enhanced 24/7 customer support and service from our own Operations Center in Turkey for their clients

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Culture, History & Arts

Meals

Lunch

Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level

Strenuous

Description


Kusadasi for Second Timers #1: Priene / Miletos / Didyma(sm)


Your guide will meet you at 9:00 a.m. at the Port of Kusadasi, and first take you to Priene, one of the first planned cities in the world.

This visit requires some uphill walking, but is worth the climb!  Streets cut each other at right angles and all buildings are on “perfect city blocks”, dating from the 4th Century, based on the Hippodamian Plan. [Famous architect Hippodamus was from nearby Miletos.  You will also be able to see the River Meander which gave the word “meander” to the English language].  

Then, stop at Miletos, which was a very important city of antiquity, where you can see a well-preserved Theater, Roman Baths, and a very charming old Mosque, among others.  [There have been many philosophers, scientists and philosophers who had come out of Miletos, and the people of Miletos had founded many colonies in different parts of the Mediterranean, including Southern France.  Thales, one of the Seven Sages and considered to be the Father of Science, also lived in Miletos]

For the last stop, continue on to Didyma, where you can see the Temple of Apollo, “Seat of the Oracle”, one of the largest temples ever built. [Construction took over 250 years, but was never totally completed].  The head of Medusa will greet you as you are about to enter the temple.


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By: Charlie1


Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2013

Abdullah, our private guide was phenomenal. He tailored the daily excursions to our needs and made every detail fascinating. We loved having lunch with him every day eating at local places; one place was better than the next. He was perfect!
Travel Advisor:  Leah Bergner

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By: SHuff


Reviewed on: 23 Jul 2014

Newport International set up an amazing and memorable tour. The guides were full of important cultural and historic information. They all spoke wonderful English. Great selection of places to see in Turkey. Both interesting and beautiful.
Travel Advisor:  Marsha Dolbow
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