Swissotel Grand Efes Izmir
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Friday May 17 Day 15/1 Ankara to Izmir
"Turkish 7004 9:30AM Ankara Esenboga 10:50AM Izmir"
Most of our group heads off to the airport together, but we'll part with half the group there. Those of us traveling on to Izmir will take another local Turkish flight down to Izmir. The others are heading on to Istanbul for their flights home.< …
Sunday 23rd September
Another early start - through fertile valley -figs, strawberries, olives -heading for Ephesus.During our travel through Turkey have seen many unfinished houses - the explanation is that a tax is only paid when construction completed - so they apply to build 2 stories, complete one and live in that -2nd story remains …
... toilet, looks like a man in a racing car!!!
Another 20 minutes and we had reached Konak ferry terminal. We expected to see a land mark that is Konak clock tower. As I turned to look across toward the old town I spotted said clock tower. I expected something a little more dominating of the skyline as it is on the first page of every guidebook. OK we didn’t expect a clock tower with the magnitude of Big Ben but then we weren’t expecting anything on par ...
... coats but we managed to escape without spending anything.
After a great buffet lunch (like I needed another buffet) we then went to the Ephesus Museum where a number of the relics from the site had been moved.
After that we then travelled north up the coast to Izmir, the third largest city in Turkey with three million people where we have a great hotel with a wonderful sea ...
We're in Izmir, Turkey today - the third largest city in Turkey and a gateway to Ephesus. We agreed to go on a private tour, booked by Mike and Eloise from Quebec,with Go Ephesus Tours. These private tours are lot cheaper than the tours you can book thru Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) and you don't have a stop at a rug factory! The cruise lines all incorporate a rug making stop into their Turkish tours - they must get a cut of any sales ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
TravelPod Member ReviewsSwissotel Grand Efes Izmir
Excellent room -great soft mattress and pillows. Near to the Esplanade where there are many cafes. Expensive wine list.
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