1. Turkey
  2. Aegean Coast Region, Turkey
  3. Selcuk
  4. Ephesus

From Kusadasi: Half-Day Small Group Ephesus Tour

Product ID: 138671
Discover the world-famous UNESCO sights of Turkey on this customized half-day Ephesus tour with an expert local guide for an unforgettable experience. Walk on the ancient roads of the Roman city.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Centrally located Kusadasi/ Selcuk hotels or Kusadasi port.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Walk on the ancient roads of the Roman city, learn the history of the early Christians of the region like Mother Mary, St. John and even St. Paul
  • Discover the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world
  • Photograph the face of the Library of Celsus
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. After your tour drive, you will be taken back to the departure point.
  • Admission fees to the attractions
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • All sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transfer service from Kusadasi hotels/ port and Selcuk hotels
  • Land transportation by air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
What’s Not Included
  • Beverages during the tour
  • Tips to the guide and driver (optional)
  • Personal expenses

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Important information
Know before you go
• Pick-up is done between 08:00 am and 09:00 am. You will receive email with pick0up details (please check your spam folder too)
• The tour finishes at approx. 1:00 pm and then you will transferred back to your hotel or cruise port
• Please be prepared to walk almost 2 kilometers on uneven terrain under the sun
• The tour includes a 15-minute stop at a traditional Turkish shop (shopping is not mandatory)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Great informative guide, amazing place to see

Emre, the guide, was very good at story-telling, gave deep insight into the ruins and history of Ephesus while being funny and friendly. The place is amazing, truly an open-air museum! The pickup was on time but then suddenly we got delayed because the guide went to another hotel to pick-up a customer of another tour company which "sold" the people to our guide (not professional). At the end of the tour we were taken to a Turkish delights shop without notice (classic Turkish way for tourists), however, there was no pressure to shop, so it would have been better if the stop was mentioned in the itinerary. In general, it was a good tour because of the tour guide.

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July 19, 2018

Very nice discovery of the Roman ruins

The guide was great and provided us with a lot of information on the sites we visited. Very pleasant excursion where we learned a lot about the history of the city Ephesus. Thank you again to the guide for his sympathy, we were also able to go to a store of traditional products based on olive oil (the city being famous for this product). I recommend this activity, Ephese is only 30 minutes from Kusadasi.

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July 18, 2018

This excursion was certainly one of our favorites!

We had a very knowledgeable tour guide named Riza. He was one of the best guides we have ever had!

October 20, 2019

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Product ID: 138671