Your day will begin with a visit to Miletus — the oldest and the most powerful of the twelve Ionian cities in Asia Minor. Miletus is renowned for being the first city to which the principles of modern town planning were applied. The grid plan introduced by Hippodamos was later to form the basis of planning in all Roman cities and throughout much of the western world. You will see the ruins of the theater, baths and stadium. Visit the newly opened Archaeological Museum at Miletus to examine some wonderful artifacts taken from the many ancient sites in the area. Then, travel via the Sacred Way to Didyma. This ancient road was once flanked by lions, sphinxes and statues of priests. Didyma is home to the amazing and majestic Temple of Apollo, considered to be one of the great monuments of antiquity. It was built in 560 B.C. Afterwards, head back to Kusadasi to shop in downtown. Don't miss the famous Turkish carpet demonstration which is a must while visiting Turkey. Those interested in purchasing a carpet can do so with confidence. Those not wishing to stay can walk directly back to the ship, or remain in town for browsing in the shops.
Tour includes walking over rough, uneven and broken pathways, marble ground and cobblestone terrain. This tour is not recommended for guests with mobility issues. Comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, water and a hat recommended.