We spent the night in a pleasant beach town named Kusadasi. We didn't do much except eat, watch the World Cup, and sleep. We needed to rest up for our big day at Ephesus.
The next morning we got up early and headed to Ephesus. Our early departure paid off because we beat most of the tourist buses up there. We spent a few hours wandering through the ruins. We learned a few things along the way: Supposedly the Apostle John settled here with Mother Mary after Christ's death. We saw the stadium where the Apostle Paul preached against paganism to the people - his message wasn't received so well. Also, Cleopatra visited the city quite a few times because her sister lived there. It's pretty incredible to be walking down the same road these amazing historical figures once walked.