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Ephesus, Kusadasi, Izmir Theme Events and Tours

Any incentive event would be complete without theme events, activities or tours. With its unmatched historic and religious places to visit and beaches Ephesus, Kusadasi and Izmir regions have much to offer for unforgettable events.

An Evening in Ephesus

A unique event, which starts with cocktails and a concert at the Ancient Odeon of Ephesus, then continues with a guided tour of the site and ends with a fine dinner at the impressive Library of Celsus.

After arrival to the Upper Gate of Ephesus proceed to the Ancient Odeon. At the entrance of the Odeon guests will have cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Then proceed to the Odeon, which will be exclusively reserved for guests. A classical quartet of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Izmir will perform a 15 minutes concert of classical music.

After the concert guests will take a tour of the site. Ephesus represents the most extensive excavations in the world. It is situated a half hour's drive through the country side of Asia Minor from Kusadasi. The tour to Ephesus, which is made almost exclusively of marble, is a walking tour through the city. Restoration of much of the ancient series of eight cities affords a visitor a feeling of the splendor of Ephesus. Hadrian's Library and the Agora are among the many highlights. the site offers endless photographic possibilities.

Tour ends at the Library of Celcus. an upscale dinner will be held in the Library. A classic quintet with harpist from the Philharmonic Orchestra of Izmir will perform during dinner.

A "1001 Nights" Theme Party

This party can be held in a hotel ballroom. It is a recreation of an authentic Turkish night, the way it was performed in the Sultans' palaces. The function room is decorated in a typical Turkish atmosphere. A small street market is created with little stands like:

  • Ottoman bijouterie (imitations silver bijouterie)
  • Calligraphy (you may have your name written)
  • Ottoman calligraphy (Hattat)
  • Spice (different herbs)
  • Porcelain (an artist is painting porcelain trays)
  • Traditional Turkish Dolls
  • Fes & Yemeni (Turkish Folklore)

Guests can buy these items from the stands.

In addition to the above, other street vendors (cucumber man, shoe shine man, pickled man, chickpeas man, Turkish sweet man, cookies man, house wine man) offer their goods walking around in their traditional dresses in their traditional selling trays.

The whole function takes place during cocktails while a traditional Turkish band entertains the guests.

After cocktails the guests are invited to the dining room. Then the Sultan and his viziers enter the room and sit in the Sultan's tent. The Sultan gives the order to start the entertainment and a non-stop entertainment starts. A folk dance group performs dances of different regions, including a special dance with candles. A Janissary band in authentic costumes, harem girls and a belly dancer entertain guests.

At the end the favorite belly dancer of the Sultan performs her dance and the Janissary's band enters once more the place, then the sultan salutes and they all leave the room. At this moment the orchestra starts to play international dancing music.