Enjoy a private, guided half-day excursion from Kusadasi hotels or cruise port to ancient Ephesus, the richest and most excavated classical city in Turkey. Visit the Artemis Temple, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World.
What to Expect
Ephesus is a city created by the Ionians in the 11th-Century BC and later expanded by the Romans. Now considered one of the grandest reconstructed sites in the ancient world, the region also hosted the likes of Cleopatra, Mark Antony, the Virgin Mary and John the Apostle.
After a pick up from Kusadasi port or your city hotel, you will be driven to the Ephesus region to start your tour.
Your first stop will be the Temple of Artemis, considered one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World.
Next you will explore the old Greco-Roman city of Ephesus. See the magnificent Magnesia Gate and begin a slow, downhill walk 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, one of the best-preserved buildings among the ruins.
Visit the Odeon, Bouleterion, Temple of Hadrian, Serapis and Domitian. Continue to the Great Theater, the Double Church and Arcadian Way. Walk along Marble Street and get fantastic views, whichever way you look.
Keep your eyes and ears open for gladiators! By the end of the tour, some of you may feel like a true Greek, and some like an Ancient Roman…
Our private excursions on V.I.P standards are cheaper than cruise company's excursion rates which are designed for the big crowded groups.
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
- Professional English-speaking tour guide
Know Before You Go
• ENTRANCE FEES: Please have one person collect the "total" fees to give to your guide so as to not interfere with your tour time. Ephesus fees: 0-12 FREE; 13 and up Euros 11
• In summer months, it is advised to bring dark glasses, hat and water. Comfortable walking shoes are always a smart choice.