Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
A sleepy fishing village until only recently, Kusadasi has emerged as one of the most alluring spots for travelers along the Ionian Coast. Tourists from all over the world come to Kusadasi to visit Ephesus, one of the most fascinating archeological sites available to the modern-day traveler.
Read Shore Excursion Manager Rob Roberts', most memorable travel experience: being part of the launch of the Grand Princess and his first glimpses of iconic destinations in the Mediterranean.
Ephesus is a treasure of antiquity and historical legend. On its ancient streets paved in white marble and lined with colonnades, Mark Antony and Cleopatra rode in procession and St. Paul preached against the goddess Artemis.
St. John's Basilica
The ruins of the cathedral are reputed to cover the resting place of St. John, who composed the fourth Gospel of the New Testament in Ephesus.
Travelers from around the world have marveled at the quality and variety of goods available here, from antique oriental rugs to the finest of leather goods, jewelry, and handcrafted pottery.
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