Tour Description

In the morning, your guide will meet you at the Kusadasi Hotel or Kusadasi Port with a sign your name is written on it. Then, you will drive to the ancient city of Ephesus.

Ephesus is an ancient city located in modern-day Turkey, known for its well-preserved ruins that offer a glimpse into the history and culture of the Roman Empire. A half-day tour of Ephesus typically covers some of the main highlights of this historical site. 

Here are some of the things you can see on an Ephesus tour:

The Library of Celsus: This is one of the most iconic structures in Ephesus, known for its grand facade and impressive architectural design. The Library of Celsus was built in the 2nd century AD and served as a monumental tomb for a Roman senator. It is considered one of the best-preserved Roman libraries in the world.

The Grand Theater: This is one of the largest Roman theaters in the world, with a seating capacity of 25,000 people. It was used for various performances, including dramas, concerts, and gladiator fights. The theater is well-preserved and offers stunning views of the surrounding area.

The Temple of Artemis: Although only a few ruins remain of this once-great temple, it is still considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Temple of Artemis was a large Greek temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis and was considered an important religious site in the region.

The Agora: This was the central marketplace of Ephesus, where people gathered to buy and sell goods. The Agora was a bustling commercial and social hub in ancient times, and you can see remnants of its columns and structures on your tour.

The House of the Virgin Mary: According to Christian tradition, this humble stone house is where the Virgin Mary spent her last days. It is a place of pilgrimage for many Christians and offers a serene and spiritual experience.

The Temple of Hadrian: This is a beautifully preserved Roman temple dedicated to the Emperor Hadrian, with intricate friezes depicting scenes from mythology and Roman history.

The Marble Street: This ancient street is lined with well-preserved marble slabs and offers a glimpse into the daily life of the people who lived in Ephesus, with remnants of ancient shops, fountains, and public buildings.

The Temple of Domitian: This temple was dedicated to the Roman Emperor Domitian and is known for its intricate friezes and sculptures, depicting various mythological scenes.

Isa Bey Mosque: This mosque is one of the oldest and most important works of architectural art remaining from the Anatolian beyliks. The mosque was built in 1375 and is an example of Seljukian architecture.

At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to Kusadasi Port or Kusadasi Hotel.

  • Destination:8 Hours
  • From:Kusadasi
  • Plan:Ephesus, The Temple of Artemis, Lunch, House of Virgin Mary, Isa Bey Mosque
  • Price:€70.00
  • Included:
    • Lunch
    • Professional Tour Guide
    • Transportation
    • Entrance Fees
  • Excluded:
    • Personal expenses
    • Drinks
    • Driver & Guide Tips – Gratitude