Ephesus is *the* reason to go to Kusadasi. It bills itself as “the best-preserved classical city on the Mediterranean”, and in our experience, is second only to Pompei. It grew to be the second largest city in the Roman Empire, the site of a Christian Shrine, and one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Yadda yadda, enough tour brochure speak. The most striking thing to us was how quickly I felt lost in this world. There are so many details that are still intact – right down to the graffitti pointing the way to the brothel – that you can’t help but be taken in by it all. Especially the brothel. Apart from that, the site highlights for us were the two story Celsius library, the 2200 seat Odeon, and the magnificent Curetes Way.