Once we walked around the ruins, our guide took us to three more places for some shopping (tour guides definitely work with the economy here). We started at a pottery place where we got to see how all the clay is moulded, fired, painted and glazed, and ended up buying a navy blue and turquoise vase for our house. The second stop was a leather store, where you could get VERY high quality leather. They took us in and did a fashion show, which was very awkward, but fun to watch, and then to the basement where there were tons of leather coats. They were VERY pushy and we were all very uncomfortable, but a big tour group came in and we were able to escape! The last place was a turkish rug store, where we saw how the rugs are made (WOW they take a long time, and all BY HAND), and that was really cool to see. Last stop was the Temple of Artmetis - which is really just one column left from the whole thing.
We were done before lunch, so we headed back to Kusadasi and had some lunch - great turkish food - similar to Greek, and then we went to the beach for a swim. The water was a lot calmer than Greece, and it was a nice afternoon before we headed back to the ship.