Make the most of your summer holiday in Turkey with a 5-day stopover in Kusadasi. Enjoy your vacation with a Turkish twist as you explore this coastal town, visit the ancient Ephesus ruins, and walk along the cliffs of Pamukkale.
What to Expect
Make the most of your summer holiday with a 5-day stopover in Kusadasi, alongside the Aegean Sea.
Let Kusadasi to be your headquarters as you explore the surrounding region. Wander through the ruins in Ephesus and visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Walk the limestone cliffs of Pamukkale and relax in the city's natural hot springs.
In addition to guided tours, you will have a day of your own to customize. Spend time in the warm water of the Kusadasi beaches or head over to a nearby Greecian island for the afternoon. Regardless of what you choose, you will have fun knowing your lodging is taken care of and breakfasts and dinners are provided for you.
Day 1: Kusadasi Arrival (Meals: D)
Once arriving in Kusadasi, you will be picked up from Izmir Airport, the harbor, or the bus station and taken to your hotel. After checking-in, take the rest of the day to acquaint yourself with the city.
Day 2: Ephesus Tour (Meals: B, D)
Rise and shine for an early morning guided tour of Ephesus, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Once the commercial center of the eastern Mediterranean, Ephesus contains some of the region's best-preserved ruins. Make certain to spend some time exploring the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. After a full day, head back to Kusadasi for the night.
Day 3: Pamukkale Tour (Meals: B, L, D)
Head with your group to Pamukkale for a tour of the breathtaking limestone cliffs, formed by centuries of calcium deposits. Visit the ruins in the city or spend some time in the local archeology museum before enjoying a buffet lunch. Later, treat yourself to ultimate relaxation with a bath in the hot springs that have made this place a destination for many. Return back to the hotel at 8 p.m. for dinner.
Day 4: Free Day in Kusadasi (Meals: B, D)
Learn the true meaning of vacation with a completely free day to spend in whichever way suits you best. If you want a relaxing day, sleep in, spend time sunbathing, lay out on the beach, and swim in the crystal-clear sea. For a more full day, wake up early to hit the city, shop in the local markets, and experience life as the locals do. Keep in mind that there are many day trips you can also take to cities like Samos, Bodrum, or even Istanbul.
Day 5: End of Tour (Meals: B)
Enjoy your final breakfast at the hotel before checking out. Continue on to your next destination, or begin the journey home.
- Arrival transfer from Izmir airport, Kusadasi harbor, or Kusadasi bus station
- 4 nights hotel accommodation
- 4 breakfasts and 4 dinners
- Guided Ephesus tour
- Guided Pamukkale tour
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
- Professional English-speaking tour guides