Guided tour

From Kusadasi: Ephesus Shore Excursion

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42 reviews

Activity provider: Tour Altinkum
Guided tour

From Kusadasi: Ephesus Shore Excursion

Activity provider: Tour Altinkum
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Discover the world-famous UNESCO sights of Turkey on this customized Ephesus tour with an expert local guide from Kusadasi Port.

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Duration 4 - 5 hours
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  • Walk in the footsteps of ancient Romans on a guided tour of the city of Ephesus
  • Visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the remaining 7 wonders of the ancient world
  • Marvel at the well-preserved structure and statues of the Library of Celsus
  • Learn about early Christians, including Mother Mary, St. John, and even St. Paul
  • See other ancient marvels, such as the Odeon Temple and the Temple of Hadrian
Full description

According your pick-up time, meet with your guide and transfer to the first sight in ancient Ephesus, the best preserved classic city in the eastern Mediterranean and the largest open air museum in Turkey. Ephesus contains more then 30 buildings and structures linked together by streets that still have the marks of ancient chariot wheels. Visit the Great Theatre, where St. Paul preached against the pagans and the gladiators once engaged in battle. Originally holding 25,000 people, this theater was built in the Hellenistic period and was renovated by several Roman emperors. Designed for theatrical performances, later alterations allowed gladiatorial contests to be held here. The face of the Library of Celsus, which has been remarkably restored, is probably the most photographed place in Ephesus originally built in 115 to 125. You might also be able to see the Odeon Temple, Fountain of Trajan, Temple of Hadrian, the steam Scholastica Baths, marble road, agora and the Temple of Domitian. After visiting ancient Ephesus, continue to the Temple of Arthemis. Considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Temple of Artemis was dedicated to the Goddess of the Hunt. Only the foundation and one column remains of this temple which once measured 425 feet by 220 feet wide.

St. Paul’s successful ministry in this city was considered a threat to this temple. The city reached its Golden Age and became a good model to the ancient world in culture and art. The tour finishes at around 1:00 PM, from here you will return to your hotel or cruise port.

  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Transfer service from Kusadasi Port
  • Land transportation by air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Car Park fees
  • Admission fees to the attractions
  • Tips to the guide and driver (optional)
  • Personal expenses

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Meeting point

Your guide will be waiting for you with a sign with your name outside the arrivals hall.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • The tour is designed for cruise ship passengers only
  • The admission fee per person for the Ancient Ephesus is 400TL.
  • The tour guide will have pre-paid for skip-the-line tickets to avoid long ticket queues. The cost of the entry tickets can be paid to your guide directly in cash in euros, dollars, or Turkish Lira
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4.7 /5

based on 42 reviews

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The ruins at Ephesus are well worth visiting. Gorky was an excellent guide. He had a great knowledge base, a sense of humor that made the day really fun, and was generous with his time. He also took us to a great restaurant and rug weaving demonstration.

March 27, 2023

Our guide, Gorkem, met us at the port on time and was very knowledgeable about Ephesus. I had a small travel scooter and he was able to accommodate this with no problems. We did visit a carpet shop afterwards which we hadn’t expected but it was very interesting watching the carpets being made and there was no pressure to buy. Altogether a great guide and tour.

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March 27, 2023

Five stars all around. We were picked up right on the dot. We were transported in a highly comfortable Mercedes van to the temple of Artemis and then to Ephesus. Our guide Metin was highly knowledgeable, very fluent in English and had a great sense of humour. Highly recommend

March 27, 2023

Product ID: 138671