Ephesus: A Wonder for Modern Eyes

I very much enjoyed walking through this archaeological site. It’s a great place for the history buff, but visitors don’t have to be archaeologists or historians to enjoy this one. There are enough physical remains to suggest how spectacular this city must have been about 1,800 years ago.

Some of the finds from this site are protected at the Ephesus Museum in Selcuk, but cruisers would not typically have time for that.

The historic caravanserai — an inn built to accommodate travelers with animals and large quantities of trading goods — in Kusadasi.

We drove back to the port city of Kusadasi in very good time for boarding the Louis Cruises’ Louis Cristal. Scheduled boarding time was 10:45 a.m. We had done quite a bit on a short time.

With a few minutes to spare before boarding I walked around much of the city’s historic caravanserai and had a very brief look at its bazaar. Then, it was time to leave this appealing seaside city and move on to the next adventure.

The article and photos are by Nadine Godwin, the author of  Travia: The Ultimate Book of Travel Trivia, which was published by The Intrepid Traveler. Ephesus has its place in the book for its distinction as the home of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

 

Tourists at the Ephesus archaeological site encounter shopping opportunities, too.

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