23 Oct 2022
Our tour guide, Nazzim was very funny. We enjoyed him throughly. The driver was also very friendly and funny. The pick up time was perfect, and the information was just enough. Our tour guide explained alot about Izmir, the economy of Izmir, and about Ephesus. He was so knowledgeable that he even quoted the Bible accurately on what happened in Ephesus. He showed us the highlights and made it very interesting without boring us for a moment. He also referred to the the new discoveries and encouraged us to visit again in a few years. His funny way of explaining things were awesome. We also went to the Appolos temple, and within one photo captured a few centuries. We went to the tile and porcelain factory which was very interesting and also to the turkish delight factory. The host there was also great. After shopping we went to have a buffet lunch which was filling and average. This restaurant is making their money with drinks which is quite expensive. After that we could have gone back to the hotel, but we opt for the leather factory. This was extraordinary pieces with extraordinary prices but beautiful to see. After this visit we went back to the hotel in time for a power nap and shopping at the old bazaar. The time frame for this tour was perfect and not exhausting. The tour from Izmir is cheaper and shorter than the tour from Bodrum. Overall we enjoyed this tour very much and were happy with the price.