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Ports and Excursions of Mediterranean

Izmir, Turkey-port

Soak up the scenery in Turkey's third largest city, Izmir. Meander along the relaxing Kordonboyu oceanfront promenade. Enjoy fresh, perfectly grilled sea bass as you look out over the beautiful harbor. Try one of Izmir’s delicious shish kebabs or a traditional kumru sandwich as you head off to explore its beautiful beaches. Visit the historic Kemeralti Market or the Kizlaragasi Bazaar, which happens to be one of the oldest bazaars in the city, dating from the 18th century Ottoman period.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Antique Ephesus
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Best of Kusadasi
    Most Active or StrenuousMeal
  • Discover Ephesus W/An Expert
    Most Active or StrenuousMeal
  • Ephesus & Terrace Houses
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Panoramic Izmir
    Moderate Activity/Walking

Antique Ephesus

Most Active or Strenuous

Duration: 4 hours

Tour Code: IZM-002

After a spectacularly scenic drive, you will arrive in Ephesus, one of the best-preserved ancient cities in the world. Walking through the magnificent Roman ruins, you will pass countless remnants of this once-thriving city, such as the Odeon theater, public baths, beautifully restored Celsus Library, and the Grand Theater, where St. Paul once preached. The theater seats almost 24,000 people and has wonderful acoustics. In fact, it is still used today for music performances. Upon returning to Kusadasi, you will have time to shop for antique jewelry and handmade carpets. If you wish to delve deeper into the world of these luxurious carpets, you are welcome to sit in on a demonstration.