Excellent Day

I booked with Ertunga for a day trip to Kusadasi while on a cruise based on research on Trip Advisor. I searched for hours for a tour that did not have mandatory visits to carpet factories. We have lots of pets, and allergies, so while they are beautiful, we are never in a market for soft flooring. Our party had four adults. First, booking online with Ertunga was excellent. He was easy to reach and responded quickly to my emails. Unfortunately he was unable to tour us, so we did not meet him, but he arranged Layla to spend the day with us. She was wonderful. Enjoyable day, nothing was high pressure sales.

She was early meeting the ship and took us directly to our tour van and gave us a recommended tour for the day. She took us to the Ephasus ruins, Terrace Houses, out to a delicious Turkish lunch where we sat outdoors under an olive tree for lunch, and to a cute little Turkish delight factory / gift store (our choice). Due to her study and classes she had taken from the ruins archeologist, the archeologist personally knew our guide, and he was on site that day. He invited us to see a little extra with him. Including the top of a 30 ft column, that he knows will eventually be excavated. That was very interesting. He says there could be up to 300 more years of work there to uncover all the terraces they know are under ground.

Layla was extremely knowledgeable about the area, its history, it was a delight to visit. Of all the shore excursions we took on our trip, this one was superior to the others because it was a small personal group. If you are in a small group, and can do stairs, pay the extra small fee for the terrace houses. Well worth it to see such old original rooms, and mosaic floors.

We wish her the best in her “new” adventure.

(PS if you like cats, bring a treat In your pocket)

Visited October 2014

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