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Positively the best-preserved classical city in the eastern Mediterranean, and among the best places in the world to get a feel for what Roman life must have been like, Ephesus, under the Romans was a vast city with a population nearing 250,000. Rumoured to have been founded in the 13th century BC, it became the Roman capital of Asia Minor. It revelled in its prosperity from commerce and visiting pilgrims who came to see its great Temple of Artemis - one of the Seven Ancient Wonders. All good things

come to an end, however. The town’s harbour, despite the efforts of various engineers and planners, silted up and cut Ephesus off.

Severed from its commerce, Ephesus quickly lost wealth and eventually by 6 AD, when the Emperor Justinian was looking for a suitable site to construct the St John Basilica, he by-passed Ephesus and chose Ayasoluk Hill in Selcuk, which eventually became the new city centre. Carefully restored, top sights within the huge archaeological area include the Great Theatre once capable of seating 25,000 spectators at one time, Curetes Way (one of the main

thoroughfares) the Temple of Serapis, the elegant façades of the Temple of Hadrian and the awesome Library of Celsus. Off Curetes Way, are ancient public toilets, a brothel, remains of fountains and various temples. Be sure to look out for some of the ancient Roman graffiti and inscriptions on Curetes Way.

To get you started with planning your holiday to Ephesus, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to Turkey

Pergamum | Turkey
Aegean Explorer
7 Days FROM $1,279

Kicking off in the powerhouse of the Ottoman empire, discover exciting Istanbul, embrace Gallipoli, impressive Roman ruins, the Aegean Coast and Pamukkale's beautiful cascading mineral pools.

Port of Marmaris | Turkey
Istanbul to the Med
7 days FROM $1,499

Following the famed Aegean coastline, we discover Ottoman Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, ancient Ephesus and Pamukkale, finishing in coastal Marmaris - gateway to Greece and the stunning Mediterranean Sea!

Cappadocia | Turkey
Turkey Unplugged
10 Days FROM $1,599

Explore Istanbul and its bazaars and grand Mosques, wander round the battlefields of Gallipoli, see Roman ruins, the beautiful Aegean Coast, Pamukkale and the jewel in Turkey’s crown - Cappadocia, with its amazing underground cities and whimsical landscape.

Girls in the trenches at Anzac Cove | Anzac Day | Turkey
Anzac in Focus
8 days FROM $1,799

ANZAC 2015. This popular tour takes you to the top spots of Turkey and down to the cove for the ANZAC Day remembrance Dawn Service and beyond to some of Turkey's greatest offerings including Ephesus, Pammukale Kusadasi and more!

Cape Helles Memorial | Gallipoli | Turkey
Remembrance Day
10 days FROM $1,999

This exciting classical tour of Turkey with great 4 - 5 star hotels, takes in the amazing sights of Ottoman Istanbul, the Roman ruins of Ephesus and Pergamum, mythical Troy and fairytale Cappadocia. Coinciding with Remembrance Day, on November 11th we make our way to the battlefields of Gallipoli to pay our respects and attend the moving Remembrance Day Commemorations.

Library of Celsus | Ephesus | Turkey
Turkey Discovered
14 Days FROM $2,299

Discover Turkish treasures on a trip that packs in Ottoman Istanbul, ancient ruins, Gallipoli and the Aegean, fine Mediterranean beaches, whirling dervishes, stunning Cappadocia and UNESCO Listed Safranbolu. This is ultimate Turkey, in two amazing weeks!

Acropolis | Athens | Greece
Istanbul to Athens
14 days FROM $4,299

From Istanbul - the great capital of the Ottoman Empire, to Athens - the ancient capital of Greece in 14 magical days. Discover archaeological treasures and natural wonders and discover the jewels of the Greek Islands; Rhodes, Santorini and Mykonos

Paros Island | Greek Islands | Greece
Turkey & the Greek Isles
15 days FROM $6,399

Take in the sights and delights of Turkey, from bustling Istanbul to coastal Marmaris, before hopping over to the beautiful Greek Isles of Rhodes, Santorini and Paros. Top off your holiday in historic Athens - Greece's capital city, on this incredible two week adventure hosted by a senior member of our team from On The Go HQ.

Akdamar Island | Lake Van | Eastern Turkey | Turkey
East Meets West
18 days FROM $4,299

Explore the two sides of Turkey with an adventure from Ottoman Istanbul in the west to the hinterlands of the east. En route discover battlefields, magnificent ruins and underground cities. Enjoy beach time by the Med before travelling east to mysterious mountain shrines, Neolithic hilltop temples, beautiful lakes and the Silk Road.

Anzac Cove Beach | Anzac Day | Turkey
Anzac Smoko
8 days FROM $1,299

ANZAC Day Tour, Gallipoli 2016. Starts: 20th April. Kicking off in Istanbul, take a dip in Pammukale's thermal pools, explore the Roman ruins of Ephesus and Pergamum before experiencing the memorable ANZAC Dawn Service at Gallipoli.

Ephesus | Anzac Day | Turkey
Anzac Bonzer
11 days FROM $1,799

ANZAC Day Gallipoli 2016. Starts: 23rd April. Commemorate the brave ANZAC's and embrace history at Gallipoli. Then check out amazing Turkey taking in Roman ruins of Ephesus, Perge and Aspendos; the stunning Mediterranean and spectacular Cappadocia.

Family Tours | Anzac Day | Turkey
Flying Carpet Crystal Coast
9 days FROM $2,699

Take the family on a holiday to the Orient. Marvel at the many minarets of Istanbul and get swept up in the city’s colourful bazaars, discover the Roman ruins at Ephesus and the ancient city of Troy, walk the battlefields of Gallipoli and spend the final days of your holiday, beachside – enjoying sunshine and a turquoise blue sea

Library of Celsus | Ephesus | Turkey
Crystal Coast
7 days FROM $3,779

See all that is iconic to Turkey, magnificent Istanbul, extraordinary Ephesus, moving Gallipoli and dream like Pamukkale. Short, sharp and sweet, truly a Turkish Delight.

Rhodes Island | Greek Islands | Greece
Diamonds of the Med
17 days FROM $8,189

See the very best of Turkey, then up anchor at Bodrum and spend 7 blissful days aboard a traditional gulet, sailing the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean and exploring the beautiful Dodecanese Greek Islands.

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