- 3 days (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Anatolia has been a cradle of civilizations; and the people are unique in that sense. Since, there were always new comers, the land welcomed people; and people learned to welcome new and unexpected comers. All these new comers from all directions added onto the civilization built in Anatolia. Gastronomy is the most important way to explore and experience a region.
This tour is a chance to experience the cuisine of Western Anatolia evolved through centuries; and built by different civilizations. The Kaystros Basin, once referred to as 'the garden of Artemis' is the source of the fertility of the region. Because of the climate and prosperous land, the area attracted many; Hittites, Lydians, Ionians, Persians, Hellens, Romans and Turkish. Every civilization, added new dimensions to the cuisine with the help of raw materials that the Fertile Mother Earth offered.
Here we will discover the meaning of the phrase 'Tanrı Misafiri', which can be translated into as 'unexpected visitor'
- 3x Breakfast
- 2x Dinner
- 3x Lunch
- Accommodation included: 2 nights
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Drop off service to your hotel or Adnan Menderes Airport
- Entry/Admission - Tire Kent Muzesi
- Entry/Admission - Sirince Koyu
- Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
- Entry/Admission - Camlik Locomotive Museum
- Personal expenses (Shopping etc)
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from all hotels in Izmir, Selcuk and Kusadasi and ports of Izmir and Kusadasi on every TUESDAY
Day 1: Tire
Stop At: Tire Kent Muzesi, Ataturk Cad. No: 2 Tire Ogretmen Evi Karsisi, Tire 35900 Turkey
We will see 'the prayer' which is traditional since the 'Ahi' Order in Anatolia, for the locals bazaar which is held on every Tuesday. After the prayer, we will have local traditional breakfast for a long working day for farmers and traders at the bazaar. We will shop for our cooking class with our local chef. Walking through the narrow streets, we will see fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs of the region. Also during our tour, we will be enjoying local desserts as well.
In the afternoon, our 'guide'-chef will take us to his restaurant for our cooking class. We will learn local cuisine and cook our own meal for dinner. We will watch the beautiful view of the Kaystros Basin while we are enjoying our meal.
Duration: 13 hours
• Breakfast: Traditional breakfast for farmers, workers and traders who would be working all day long without leaving their workplace
• Lunch: Traditional Tire meatballs cooked in butter and served with fried tomatoes and green peppers
• Dinner: Traditional cuisine of Tire, prepared with what the Fertile Mother Earth offers that day; full of herbs, vegetables etc.
Accommodation included: Nisanyan House Hotel
Day 2: Sirince
Stop At: Sirince Koyu, Sirince Turkey
Sirince is a traditional village located on the hills of Selcuk. Here, first we will walk on the paths of the village, lay down under the monumental olive trees and visit Mathematics Village. In the afternoon, we will have a cooking class for Ancient Greek and Roman cuisine of the region.
Duration: 8 hours
• Breakfast: Traditional Anatolian Breakfast with cheese, butter, olives, jams, honey, and Anatolian charcuterie...
• Dinner: Traditional Anatolian Cuisine at Nisanyan House Hotel
Accommodation included: Nisanyan House Hotel
Day 3: Ephesus and Gokcealan
Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey
Ephesus was one of the important cities of the Ionian League, however the ruins that were preserved until today are from the Hellenistic and Roman times. She is said to be visited by Apostle Paul who probably spent two and half years in Ephesus during his third missionary journey. Walking on the marble streets of Ephesus, in two hours we will be exploring the ruins of Odeon, State Agora, Prytaneion, Memmius Monument, Domatian Temple, Hercules Gate, Curetes Street, Hadrian Temple, Latriens, Terrace Houses, Celsus Library, Marble Road, Commercial Agora, Great Theather, Arcadiane (Harbour Road). Our tour will continue with the Temple of Artemis which is one the Seven Wonders of antiquity. Our last stop is the House of Virgin Mary, the house believed to be home of Mary for the last days of her life.
Duration: 6 hours
Stop At: Camlik Locomotive Museum, Camlik Koyu, Selcuk Turkey
We will be visiting 'Yedi Bilgeler Vinery' for food pairing with local wines. The Executive Chef of the vinery will be leading.
Duration: 3 hours
• Breakfast: Traditional Anatolian Breakfast served at Nisanyan House Hotel
• Lunch: Traditional kebab at Selcuk.
No accommodation included on this day.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.