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Enjoy and discover a guided full-day excursion from Kusadasi 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.
About this activity
Duration 6 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian
Wheelchair accessible

Pick-up service

Please provide the name and address of your hotel/accommodation while booking so that the pickup can be arranged. If you are arriving by cruise ship, please indicate the name of the cruise ship and arrival time.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Get round-trip transfers from Kusadasi
  • Learn why the city is sacred for Christians and hear about the historical figures who passed through its streets
  • Explore the amazing history and ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus
  • Visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World
Full description
Meet with your professional guide at Kusadasi Port or hotel. Drive to Ephesus-Selcuk. Ephesus is considered to one of the spectacular open-air museums in Turkey and in the world and one of the highlights of any visit to Turkey.

During this privately guided tour, Ephesus city will come alive as you walk through 2,000 year-old marble streets to admire the Library of Celsius, Hadrians Temple, the Fountains of Trajan, Polio, the Temples of Hadrian and Domitian, Vedious and Scholastic Baths, Bouloterion, and the Great Theater with a capacity of 24.000 spectators. Also visit the Terrace Houses which are located on the slopes of Bulbul Mountain, opposite the Hadrian Temple. The Terrace Houses, also called “the houses of rich”, were for the important and wealthy people with beautiful frescoes and mosaics inside.

After visiting Ephesus, continue on to the House of Virgin Mary. The Vatican has recognized this small house in the Solmissos Mountains as the final resting place of the Virgin Mary. A small shrine dedicated to St. Mary was found when the ruins of the house were first discovered. Lastly, visit the Basilica of St. John. Built by the Emperor Justinian over the tomb of St. John the Apostle, the Basilica, now in ruins, once rivaled St. Sophia in size. At the end of the day you will return to Kusadasi Port or hotel
 
Includes
  • Licensed professional English speaking tour guide
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
  • Parking
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Know before you go
• Please remember to bring a camera, sun hat and comfortable walking shoes