Guided tour

Ephesus and Sirince Tour from Izmir / Kusadasi

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Activity provider: OKEANOS TRAVEL
Guided tour

Ephesus and Sirince Tour from Izmir / Kusadasi

Activity provider: OKEANOS TRAVEL

From US$ 135 per person

Explore the ancient city of Ephesus on a 5-hour tour and see monuments to the Greek, Roman and Byzantine civilizations, including the stunning Celsus Library. Continue to the picturesque village of Sirince to wander enchanting streets from another age.

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Duration 5 - 5.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Italian, French, Greek, German, Dutch, Russian, Turkish
Pickup included
Pick-up from hotels or the cruise port of Izmir or the airport.
Private or small groups available


  • Visit the ruins of Ephesus
  • Wander the narrow streets of the small village of Sirince
  • See the spectacular Celsus Library and impressive Grand Theatre
  • Learn the history of a great Greek-Roman city and civilization
  • Taste the sweet fruit wines of Sirince
Full description
Combine a guided tour of the extraordinary ruins of Ephesus with time in the small village of Sirince on this half-day tour, with round-trip transfers from Izmir or Kusadasi. The gem of the eastern Mediterranean is located about a 1-hour drive from the coast, and on arrival you will journey back in time to the days of the Greek, Roman and Byzantine civilizations. Your guide will tell stories of the ruins as you explore the Trajan Fountain, where all that remains of a statue of an emperor is a single foot. Visit the Temples of Domition and Hadrian, the latter boasting beautiful friezes and a head of Medusa. Walk down the central Marble Street to the stunning Celcus Library, once capable of holding up to 12,000 scrolls. Other highlights include the Scolastica Baths, and the steeply pitched Great Theatre, with a capacity for up to 24,000 spectators. Then, drive up into the mountains to the pretty Orthodox village of Sirince. Its name translates as “pretty” and it lives up to expectations. Wander the narrow streets, where local women sell their handicrafts and oils. Stop for a quiet drink in one of the small cafés, and sample the area’s famous sweet wine.
  • English-speaking guide (or other preferred language)
  • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pick-up and drop off service
  • Entrance fees to museums and sites according to the itinerary
  • Gratuities to guide and driver
  • Any items not specifically mentioned as included
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Please bring a sun hat, wear comfortable shoes for walking, and remember your camera
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4.5 /5

based on 10 reviews

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Ahu is the most exceptional toir guide we have ever met! What an absolutely magical experience that completely exceeded our expectations. We were deciding whether or not to do the Ephesus Tour which includes the visit to Sirince: and we are so glad we did! It is a cute little town with great wine that ties up the whole experience. Exceptional experience, wonderful guide and driver... Was an absolutely incredible experience!

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March 30, 2023

Tour guide was knowledgeable of both Ephesus and Sirince places. She explained to us the relevant information and gave us time for our own viewing, photo taking etc. Ephesus had the old greek and Roman touches. We were also brought to see carpet weaving which was very nice and something traditional in turkey. Overall it was a good experience.

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March 30, 2023

Magnifique journée avec un guide francophone parfait transmettant l’histoire d Ephèse de façon captivante! Un chauffeur au top, prise en charge à l’hôtel comme prévu et visite de Sirince avec découverte d’un repas et d’un café typiques! Merci Ibrahim. Nous garderons un merveilleux souvenir de cette journée.

March 30, 2023

Product ID: 34139