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Days 9-10
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Turkey's Ephesus, an ancient Roman City, is one of the best-preserved ancient sites in the world. It was the metropolis of Asia, and archaeologists have uncovered streets once walked by Alexander the Great and St. Paul. A colonnaded library and amphitheater are among the most impressive sights.
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  • Archaeology
  • Natural Beauty


  • Ephesus is a stunningly well-preserved ancient Roman city. It has an ancient arena that can dwarf the one at Pompeii, a colonnaded library, and remains of temples, theaters, and shops.
  • Although many of Ephesus's treasures were carted off to the British Museum, some treasures remain at the small Ephesus Museum in nearby Selcuk.
  • Explore Sirince, one of Turkey's wealthiest villages. It offers a picturesque cluster of two-story houses set on a lush hill.

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