Crossroads Travel TourExcellent travel company that we used for other tours as well. We saw Pergamom, Troy and Gallipoli peninsula. Our guide for Galipoli was a retired professor and though fascinating, ended up saturating us with information. Most knowledgeable guide of our month long trip. We changed buses at Gallipoli and travelled 5+ hours to Istanbul. Still had time to explore the city for a few hours before lights out. There was not much to see at Troy but still worth going. Some walls were 4500 years old! Pergamom has incredible history and vistas.
Independent tour with CROSSROADS TravelWe stayed in Siringe, near Ephesus...our guide, Begum, was with Crossroads Travel. Begum is a beautiful young woman, so friendly and warm, spoke perfect English, and we just loved her from the minute she arrived at our hotel to pick us up for our tour!!!!! She knew everything there was to know about Ephesus, Priene, and Didyma- the main sights we went to in the area. I would HIGHLY recommend hiring Begum from Crossroads Travel in the Ephesus/Kusadasi area. We were so sad to have to say goodbye to her- after only 2 days together, she felt like an old friend!
We enjoyed a day tour through the Goreme valley and saw a lot.It does not matter what part of cappadocia you see first, it is all truly amazing for a first time visitor to Turkey. There were several highlights, the open air museum was also one, and if you do enter this museum, do not forget to spend the extra 8TL to see the dark chapel, the frescoes are amazing and it is no wonder that photos are not allowed, so just get some postcards! The tour was a nice size of 13 people and the tourleader was quite helpful.
Ephesus a must seeWe did a day tour of Ephesus with Crossroads Travel Tours including lunch (mediocre), Turkish carpet shop and leather factory. Our guide (Specky?) had excellent English and was incredibly knowledgeable with a good sense of humour. Ephesus is very close to Kusadasi but would recommend staying in smaller Selcuk. This site is phenomenal and the history extremely interesting. Our guide made it come alive. There is a lot of walking but mostly flat surface. The pace was excellent whether you are active or not,
Turkey, Ephesus, Early Churches, St. Mary's HouseWe went on a tour for 13 days via Crossroads travels covering Turkey, Patmos and Athens. I would strongly recommend Crossroads travels and all were well organised and more over they are ready to tailor make your package to suit your budget and interest. Istanbul was a short stay as I was scared of the recent protest but found it safe. Kusadasia and the ancient churches Ephesus, Sardis, Smyrna (Izmir), and Philadelphia were really interesting and spiritually nourishing. We also visited St. Mary's house, St.Johns tomb and the 7 sleepers where many saints were buried. Kusadasia has other attractions but the Ada aqua park is not worthy for the money spent and not comparable to what you see in Singapore or Melbourne.
Ephesus a must seeWe did a day tour of Ephesus with Crossroads Travel Tours including lunch (mediocre), Turkish carpet shop and leather factory. Our guide (Specky?) had excellent English and was incredibly knowledgeable with a good sense of humour. Ephesus is very close to Kusadasi but would recommend staying in smaller Selcuk. This site is phenomenal and the history extremely interesting. Our guide made it come alive. There is a lot of walking but mostly flat surface. The pace was excellent whether you are active or not, Visited April 2012
Ephesus in JulyMy friends and I went on a private tour from Istanbul to Ephesus in one day. The flight was included in the price and was more reasonable than any other tour. Our tour guide Mehmet was amazing. He was so knowledgeable and passionate about his work that he was able to mesmerize us with history in a more modern outlook of it. He answered every question and joked with us about many of them. I say for a guy to deal with 4 American girls all on his own he deserves a gold star. This trip was amazing and we saw all we could in only a couple of hours with no sense of rush. I would definitely recommend this company. Especially if Mehmet is the tour guide. Thank you for such an amazing experience. Visited July 2015
Incredible EphesusIbrahim who collected me from the airport told me I would have a great guide for my trip around Ephesus, he was spot on. I was collected on time by Ibrahim and Yavuz Morgul the guide. These two guys are so passionate about what they do. Yavuz was knowledgable, engaging and very professional. The tour of Ephesus is excellent, we also saw the House Of the Virgin Mary, temple of Artemis. Highly recommended travel company and guides. Thank you guys for a wonderful day.
Best Experience of EphesusOur appreciation goes out to the Crossroads Travel in exerting utmost care in arrranging for our Ephesus day tour in March 2016. We got the mos out of our tour of the significant sites visited. The Ancient City of Ephesus, House of Mary, Temple of Artemis, the Carpet Factory and the Leather Fashion Show. Our Tour Gude Ms. Dilek Aydeniz professionally demonstrated the essentials for a memorable tour leaving us with wide-ranging information and knowledge of Kusadasi. Ms. Dilek ideally was informative with audible confidence. Punctual and friendly that demonstrated the key of a great tour guide keeping us forcused with knowledgeable in-depth insight to the sites we visited. In addition, she conveyed a sense of the overall cultural background. Most of all Mis Dilek engaged the members in effective interative discussion with friendly sense of essential humor. She was observant to our needs and comfort with flexible approach that made the difference between a good and a great tour guide. She was GREAT and spontaneous. We wish Ms Dilek and the entire Cross Road Team a very prosperous future. Keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!. Cross Road Tours has left us with an urge of travel of coming back for more !!! Visited March 2016
Unforgettable 7 Churches Journey7 churches is the biblical tour that most christian would want to journey with. Planned for months and we finally there. Thanks to Crossroads Travel that sent us such an outstanding young tour guide, Yavuz in our midst. Besides the nice scenery of the pillar and excavated cities, what amazed me was the enthusiasm of Yavuz. He read us "the letter to 7 churches" and shared like a pastor. Brought us to the best photographer spot to take photos. And not forgetting that his patience on waiting for us when we were captured by the scenery. At the end of 3 days, we become family not "guide and tourist". Once again .... Yavuz, thank you so much for making our trip unique!
7 churches of Revelation TourCrossroads Travel took care of my son and I on our recent tour of the 7 churches of Revelation in Turkey. Yavuz was the best tour guide and Nahit the best driver EVER. I can't say enough of how kind, responsible, comfortable and well versed they were. Yavuz spoke English and Turkish and was very thorough in explaining the history of each of the 7 churches and read the letter that pertained to that church at the site. It brought the bible to life. They both really felt safe, catered to our every need and pampered us our entire trip. I would highly recommend Crossroads Travel if you are looking for a trustworthy and professional tour guide in Turkey. What a outstanding trip. They really exceeded our expectations in every way. A+++ Thank you Crossroads!
Ephuses Day Tour with CrossroadsWe had a great day tour in Kusadasi with Crossroads tours . Hasan our guide and Bakir our coach driver were very good. Hasan was very humourous , knowledgeable and ready to cooperate. Bashir drove well. We visited Virgin Mary' s home, Ephuses city, learned about the history and importance. Visited Leather factory which was an experience and genuine brands are much cheaper here in Turkey as compared to European markets . Our main tour operator M/s. Renaissance tours from Taksim Istanbul has really been nice and prefessional in planning this tour. Kusadasi is a cool place with beach front and many visitors enjoying climate.Turkey is good place to be . People love tourists and they take care of them. Visited June 2016.