Transfer to the airport for morning flight to Izmir (1.5 hrs). On arrival, drive to Ephesus (45 min) where we walk throughout the impressive ancient city with our specialist guide. One of the most impressive Roman ruins and important ancient coastal cities, Ephesus attracted the Mediterranean world’s merchants, artists and statesmen for many centuries. Here we visit relics from the Hellenistic, Roman, biblical, Byzantine and Ottoman periods, the Archaeological Museum, and the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. After our visit we drive into the hills (20 min) to overnight in the village of Sirince, once used by residents of Ephesus as a cool mountain retreat. There is time to wander the cobblestone streets amongst the charming stone cottages, where local inhabitants often offer visitors homemade fruit wine, herbal soaps, olive oil and delicious natural foods. Sirince is a wonderful opportunity to experience rural village life of Turkey. Overnight in an Ottoman-style cottage in the village, one of the boutique guest houses of Nisanyan Evleri.