Ruins of Ephesus & The Temple of Artemis Small Group Tour

Ruins of Ephesus & The Temple of Artemis Small Group Tour

From $34 per person

Take a journey back in time and explore the ancient ruins of Ephesus on this guided small-group tour. Admire the Library of Celsus, and The Grand Theater. As a grand finale, see the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the intimacy of a small-group (max. 16 people) tour
  • Gain revealing insight into the past from your knowledgable tour guide
  • Visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
  • Explore the marble streets of Ephesus and admire the citys many ruins
Full description
Start your tour by being picked up either at your hotel in Kusadasi or at the Kusadasi port. Drive 20 mins to Ephesus, one of 12 cities of the Ionian League, the ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor. This city thrived centuries ago as a Greek colony and then as a part of ancient Rome. In its heyday, the cities bustling port was a major departure point for trade routes into Asia Minor. Today, the city is still filled with well-preserved ruins from this era.  Take a journey back in time as you walk down marble streets adorned with wonderful public buildings. See the ruins of the Baths of Scholastica, a bathing complex dating back to the 1st century. Admire the facade of the Library of Celsus. Once one of the largest libraries of the ancient world, this Roman structure was devasted when it was rocked by an earthquake, and burned by invading Goths in the same year. Despite its lack of luck, it’s magnificent façade still stands. Admire the massive collonade of the Temple of Hadrian. Explore the Grand Theater. This impressive structure housed 24,000 spectators and was where Emperors once saw plays, concerts, and gladiatorial fights. Marvel at the ruins of the Artmisission Temple, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Dedicated to the ancient Greek goddess of the hunt, pilgrims from all over the ancient world used to travel to this temple to seek the Goddess’s favor. After touring the temple, enjoy the convenience of being dropped off back at your hotel or the Kusadasi town center and port.
Includes
  • Professional tour guide
  • Transportation with an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Parking fees
  • Local taxes
  • Meals and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Kusadasi Cruise Terminal and/or Your hotel in Kusadasi

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat

    Know before you go

    • This tour contains 1 mile (1.5 km) of walking, including steps. Not recommended for people who may find this amount of walking physically challenging.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 11 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4.8/5
    • Safety
      5/5
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    El tour ha sido genial. Nuestra guía, Gonca, ha explicado cada detalle y hemos podido conocer mejor la zona gracias a ella, que nos ha dado ideas de qué otras zonas conocer, visitar y donde comer. Bien la empresa que a pesar de ser solo dos no ha cancelado el tour y hemos podido disfrutar de él. Muy recomendable, ya que ir a Efeso y ver ruinas sin explicación, no merece tanto la pena.

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    July 15, 2021

    Excellent guide with very good commentary on Ephesus.

    We learned so much from our guide on our tour of Ephesus. We got so much more than we expected. We had time for a tour of a leather and rug factory, and a ceramics store that has been run by the same group of artisans for 400 years. Our guide also arranged for an authentic Turkish lunch which was delicious and very reasonably priced.

    July 14, 2019

    September 5, 2019

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