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

Kusadasi: Highlights of Ephesus Tour from Cruise Port

Product ID: 211443
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Discover one of the most popular open air museums in the world on this fantastic guided tour with skip-the-line access to explore the Ancient City of Ephesus, the House of Virgin Mary, the Ephesus Museum and the Temple of Artemis.
About this activity
Duration 6 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible

Pick-up service

Complimentary pickup and drop off to the Kusdasi Cruise Port
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Feast your eyes on the artwork of Ephesus Ancient City
  • Visit the pilgrimage place of Christianity which was visited by the Popes
  • Explore the highlights of the region with your expert local guide
  • Learn about the history of the Ancient Greeks and Romans
Full description
Start the day with pickup from the cruise port and meet your professional licensed local tour guide who will share with you their in-depth knowledge of all the sights on the tour.

Visit the Ancient City of Ephesus, which dates back to the 10th century BC, this UNESCO listed heritage site is one of the best-kept Greco-Roman cities in the world. Here, see the Domitian Temple, one of the first temples dedicated to humans, the Celcus Library which was the third biggest library in the ancient times, and one of the biggest Ampitheaters in the world which seated 24,000 at capacity. Other sights to see at Ephesus include Marble Street, the Roman baths, fountains, temples, and the love house, all famed for their gorgeous mosaics and wall paintings. Whilst at Ephesus, explore the museum to uncover the life of the Ancient Greeks and Romans and see the statues, coins and many more artifacts found here by archeologists.

Next, visit the House of Virgin Mary, where the mother of Jesus Christ spent her final years, unofficially confirmed by Pope Paul VI on his visit to the shrine in 1967. Pope John Paul II also visited the shrine in 1979 and Pope Benedict XVI visited in 2006, they both left gifts at the shrine which you can see during your trip. Travel to the Temple of Artemis next, Artemis was a Greek goddess known as the virginal huntress and twin of Apollo, she replaced the Titan Selene as Goddess of the Moon. The ancient temple was built around 650 BC and was constructed on a site already sacred to the Anatolian Mother Goddess, Cybele.

At the end of the tour enjoy some free time to explore the local areas before returning to Kudasi Cruise Port.
Includes
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Luxury, new model Mercedes bus
  • Private tour and transportation
  • All taxes
  • Parking fees
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees to museums (around 15-20€ per person)
Organized by

EPHESUS TOURS

Product ID: 211443