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

Ruins of Ephesus & The Temple of Artemis Small Group Tour

Product ID: 202990
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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.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and drinks
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Kusadasi Cruise Terminal and/or Your hotel in Kusadasi

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Important information
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.
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