Private tours are always more advantageous than group tours. For one thing, you would be better off having the guide providing service only to you and your company than sharing him/her with strangers. When your guide is only taking care of your party, there is a bigger chance that you will learn more about the places you are going to visit. If you want to travel to Turkey, visiting Ephesus on a guided tour should be your list.
The Beauty of Ephesus
The beauty of this Turkish city mainly comes from its rich history. It proudly houses the Temple of Artemis and the Ephesus ruins, both are major tourist attractions today.
Another factor that provides beauty to this city is the fact that it is considered by many a sacred Christian location because of its close association with many biblical figures like the Virgin Mary, St John the Baptist and St Paul.
Benefits of Private Ephesus Tour
A private tour is a personalised tour wherein you and your companions will be guided by experienced local people who have the skill to show the city’s most significant attractions and destinations. Having a local guide is really important as you would want someone who can easily communicate with the local people. You wouldn’t want to go around without a guide especially if you have never been to this city (or if ever you are in any other city). A local guide can also take you off the beaten track to destinations like the carpet making institutions and the best places to eat including Mehmet and Ali Baba Kebab House in Selcuk.
Best Places to Visit
Aside from visiting the ruins and the Temple of Artemis, Ephesus is also home to several other attractions and beautiful locations. One such place is the basilica of St. John. The Apostle, St John was believed to have been buried on the Ayosolug Hill and a church was built on that site to honour him. The church was later reconstructed and developed into the great basilica that it is today.
The IsaBey Mosque is another must-see place because it is a uniquely designed mosque with its windows and doors that have no symmetry.
The Ephesus Museum is another place to go because it offers the best location to know more about the history of the city. Here guests are greeted by prominently displayed artefacts proving the rich history surrounding Ephesus. Two of the most visited sections of this museum are the part dedicated to Artemis and the Gladiator’s section.
There are many other attractions that you can visit and enjoy in Ephesus. In order to have the best vacation in Turkey, ensure you leave yourself plenty of time in the places you most want to visit and if you are wanting a private guide speak to an Alaturka rep.