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  1. Turkey
  2. Central Anatolia
  3. Izmir
  4. Library of Celsus

Ephesus Entry Ticket with Mobile Phone Audio Tour

Product ID: 321643
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Skip the line and enjoy a hassle-free visit to Ephesus archaeological site using an immersive self-guided audio tour on your mobile phone. Put on your headphones and travel back in time to one of the most famous metropolises of the ancient world.
About this ticket
Duration 2.5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Audio guide/headphones
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to the archaeological site of Ephesus
  • Listen to a digital audio tour on your smartphone and hear riveting historic stories and legends
  • Marvel at the beauty of the architectural wonders and the finest examples of Hellenistic, Roman, and Christian art
  • Discover the rich-history of the site and follow in the footsteps of its ancient locals
  • Travel back in time and wander through the Celsus Library, the most famous landmark of Ephesus, the Grand Theatre, and the Church of Mary
Full description
Founded by the Greeks and conquered by the Romans, Ephesus was once a city of proverbial wealth. It was a bustling port which over time developed into an important center for Christianity. On this self-guided tour, benefit from skip-the-line entry then explore using your smartphone to travel back in time to the city’s former life. The tour is the perfect way to experience the site in a fun and insightful way, and gain valuable insight into one of the most popular places in Turkey.

The first stop of the day is to the State Agora, which was once the political heart of the city boasting a lavish square. Continue on to Bouleuterion, and discover the meeting point of the city council which perhaps was also a space for artistic performances. As you stroll around the colonnades, stoas, and other buildings, listen to fascinating stories about what life was like here for locals. Arrive at the Temple of Domitian and find out the rather unusual architectural layout of the U-shaped altar. Next, wander down the Curetes which connected the political and commercial hearts of Ephesus.

Uncover the legend of the emperor’s fountain, then explore the large complex of baths at the Scolastica including the lavish marble latrines. Head to the grave of the Egyptian princess Arsinoe, then marvel at the mesmerizing Celsus Library, which is probably the most famous landmark of Ephesus. From here the road leads you to the gate of Mazeus and Mithridates, and onto at the Grand Theatre where performances and gladiatorial games took place. Last but not least, walk through the crossroads of the Arcadiane and follow a small path that leads you to the spectacular ruins of the enormous Church of Mary.
Includes
  • Adult entry e-ticket for the archaeological site of Ephesus (sent to your email)
  • Skip-the-line service
  • A self-guided audio tour on your smartphone (Android and iOS) in English
  • Offline content with interactive maps to avoid roaming charges
  • Free time to explore the site
What’s Not Included
  • Live person as a guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • App for Windows phones
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The self-guided tour is designed to start at the Upper Gate of the archaeological site (South entrance), near the Magnesia Gate. Go directly to the entrance and skip-the-line. The easiest way to get there is to take a taxi from Kusadasi or Selcuk.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Water
  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone
Know before you go
• After booking, receive a separate email from the local partner with your ticket and audio tour (please check your spam folder)
• Internet access/mobile signal might be unavailable/weak in Ephesus. Please download your e-ticket and audio tour on your phone prior to your visit to enjoy it offline. An Android/iOS phone is required as well as enough storage space (100-150 MB)
• Children 0-8 years/disabled people and their companion can enter Ephesus for free (upon presentation of their passport/disability document submission). However, the free tickets do not have a skip-the-line privilege and will require the participants to queue
• The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 5/5C or older, iPod Touch 5th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, or iPad Mini 1st generation
Organized by

Clio Muse

Product ID: 321643