Explore the ancient city of Ephesus as you enter through the Magnesia Gate and walk past the Odeum, Celsus Library, Temple of Hadrian and more. Host to a range of ancient civilizations, you will also see the House of the Virgin Mary.
What to Expect
Famous for its Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, and for housing one of the 7 churches named in the Book of Revelation, Ephesus is an historic and sacred destination almost beyond compare.
On this 8-hour shore excursion from Kusadasi Cruise Ship Port you will receive a private guided sightseeing tour with air-conditioned transport to and from Ephesus.
On arrival at Ephesus enter through the Magnesia Gate and begin a slow, downhill walk with your guide into the ruins of the former Roman provincial capital. Your route will take you past the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan, the Great Theater and the spectacular Celsus Library.
The showpiece of the archaeological remains, the library stands in remarkable ruins as a testament to the intellectual prowess of the Romans. At one time it may have contained as many as 15,000 scrolls in reading rooms where scholars met and studied.
You will also see ruins from the Ottoman Empire and early Christian period. You will visit the House of the Virgin Mary. The Vatican has recognized this small house in the Solmissos Mountains as the final resting place of Mary, Mother of Jesus.
A small shrine dedicated to St. Mary was found when the ruins of the house were first discovered.
You will visit the site of the Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, dedicated to the goddess Diana, before transferring back to Kusadasi Cruise Ship Port for your evening cruise activities or departure.
- Private deluxe A/C VIP vehicle.
- Private professional driver.
- Private professional licensed English speaking tour guide.
- Personal COS agent
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Gasoline & car park fees.
- Services charges & local taxes.
What's Not Included
- All personal expenses
- All drinks