Thanks to so many of you who so willingly share your expertise! I am wondering if it makes the most sense to go to the Ephesus ruins as soon as they open (I think 8:00) and try to beat the worst of the crowds and the heat or whether it is better to wait until later in the afternoon in the hopes that perhaps the crowds will have thinned out a bit. We will be in the Selcuk area on Sun. and Mon. Aug 31 and Sept. 1. Is there any advantage to visiting on a Sunday versus a Monday (or the reverse?) I also read that the cruise ship groups tend to start at one entrance, so as an individual it can be helpful to start at the other one and go against the tide, especially if you start first thing in the morning. We will have a rental car so presumably we can start at either entrance. Thanks!