Ephesus vs. Pompeii

Old Jan 10th, 2002, 12:55 PM
Posts: n/a
Ephesus vs. Pompeii

Trying to figure whether to go to Italy or Greece/Turkey. BOth trips have ruins I'm interested in seeing - has anyone been to these ruins to give me insight?
Old Jan 10th, 2002, 01:23 PM
Posts: n/a
I have been to Ephesus...it was fantastic! We only spent one day in Athens...then cruised the Islands, with a couple of stops in Turkey..one of which was Ephesus.
...but Italy is also wonderful.
Old Jan 10th, 2002, 03:43 PM
Posts: n/a
I have been to both, Ephesus is much better, much more intact.
Old Jan 10th, 2002, 04:29 PM
Posts: n/a
If you haven't been to either country before my choice would be Italy. Besides Pompeii there is Herculaneum, (sp?), Paestum, and everything in Rome.
(Plus, plus)
On the other hand, Turkey is a fascinating experience.. and there are many interesting sites besides Ephesus.
Old Jan 10th, 2002, 05:26 PM
Posts: n/a
I've been to both. Ephesus is the winner in my book, perhaps because it was much less crowded and was more involving. Turkey is a fascinating place.
Have a good trip, whichever you choose!
Old Jan 10th, 2002, 05:38 PM
Posts: n/a
Hard Choice. I have been to both and I would choose Italy. Besides Pompeii, the museum in Naples has great stuff from Pompeii and I really loved Herculaneum! It is not very far to Paestum and even Agrigento in Sicily from Pompeii. Athens and other areas of Greece have interesting ruins, and I did enjoy Ephesus, so if you can explore areas of Greece, you might find that more enjoyable, but if you are limited by time, transportation, etc, you would probably enjoy Italy more.
Old Jan 10th, 2002, 06:00 PM
Posts: n/a
Thanks for the tips! I do have limited time and since I would either fly into Athens or Istanbul I fear it would take too much money and energy to make my way to Ephesus. Ephesus is first on my list though.
Old Jan 10th, 2002, 06:31 PM
Posts: n/a
Hi GG, we have been to both, and I think Pompeii was a more complete experience. The Library at Ephesus was incredible however.
I think that Naples and the surrounding area would provide an excellent total holiday. Judy

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:37 AM.