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Visit Turkey Kusadasi

Tour start: Morning from Pythagorio

Duration: minimum 6 hours maximum 10hours

Boat option & Price: Please click bellow on boat option for photos & brochure.

A: Technohull Omega 41 – 2×370 HP Mercury Diesel

Low Season (October-June) : 1.200 euro + 230 euro fuel

Mid Season (July) : 1.300 euro + 230 euro fuel

High Season (August-September) : 1.400 euro + 230 euro fuel

Private Tour: Maximum 10 people, Sharing Tour: 10 person on board

Price inclusive: Rib Boat, Insurance coverage for both Boats and clients, Skipper, Vat, Fuel.

Price excluded:  taxi or bus transportation on the island, Personal expenses (lunch telephone,), entrance ticket to archeological places or museums.

We start our experience cruising between the blue waters of Greece and Turkey. Meeting you at Pythagorio, a little fish village of Samos with traditional middle age alleys and small coffee shops, named after the locally born ancient mathematician and philosopher ” Pythagoras”.  Pythagorio has an unstopped history of 3000 years, being a powerful nautical state around 530 BC under Polycrates tyrant, having great ancient buildings, like Eupalinian aqueduct, a tunnel of 1.036 m length, built in the 6th century BC to serve as an aqueduct (the second known tunnel in history which was excavated from both ends, and the first with a geometry-based approach in doing so) and its port considered to be the oldest man-made port of the Mediterranean Sea. After our welcome coffee at Pythagorio, announced by UNESCO as a town of global cultural inheritance, and a small brief on our SUPER rib boat, one of the BEST in its class, we board, cross boarders and cruise to Asia continent, to visit Kusadasi in Turkey.

Kusadasi name comes from ‘kuş’ (bird) and ‘ada’ (island), as the island has the shape of a bird’s head (as seen from the sea). Only 23 nm – approximately 1 hour from Pythagorio, Kusadasi is one of the most well-known places for trade, considered to be a shopping heaven for both genders and kids.

History: The little fort on the island was built in 1834 as a military outpost during the Morean rebellion. About the only other old buildings worth examining are the Kaleici mosque, built in 1618 and the Ottoman Caravanserail built by Okuz Mehmet Pasa in 1618. The latter has been restored and is now used (appropriately enough) as a hotel.

Archeological monument: Do not miss visit Ephesus, 17km from Kusadasi, an ancient Greek city on the coast of Ionia, with great importance as a commercial center in the past.  It was built in the 10th century BC on the site of the former Arzawan capital by Attic and Ionian Greek colonists. During the Classical Greek era it was one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League. The city was famed for the Temple of Artemis (completed around 550 BC), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. In 268 AD, the Temple was destroyed or damaged in a raid by the Goths. Emperor Constantine the Great rebuilt much of the city and erected new public baths. The town was partially destroyed by an earthquake in 614 AD. Ephesus was one of the seven churches of Asia that are cited in the Book of Revelation.

CITY CENTRE: Back in Kusadasi after your sightseeing tour at Ephesus, do not forget taste some traditional Turkish food like kebap (beef lamb and chicken skewers of meat that are griddled with spices), lahmacun  (a Turkish-style pizza), mısır  (freshly boiled or grilled corn on the cob, often sprinkled with salt or spices), simit (a crisp, ring-shaped, savory roll covered with sesame) etc and for dessert Turkish coffee and baklava. Of course you must have dondurma (Turkish for “freezing”) ice cream typically includes the ingredients milk, sugar, salep and mastic.

Dondurma experience sold from both street vendor’s carts and store fronts where the mixture is churned regularly with long-handled paddles to keep it workable. Vendors often tease the customer by serving the ice cream cone on a stick, and then taking away the dondurma with the stick by rotating it around, before finally giving it to the customer.

 


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