From Kusadasi: Ephesus & Temple of Artemis Shore Excursion

From Kusadasi: Ephesus & Temple of Artemis Shore Excursion

From US$ 78.51 per person

Discover the world-famous UNESCO sights of Turkey on this half-day Ephesus and Temple of Artemis shore excursion with an expert local guide for an unforgettable experience.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Small group
Limited to 15 participants
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 4 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
Skip the ticket line
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Centrally located Kusadasi and Selcuk hotels or Kusadasi port.
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk on ancient roads of the Romans 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 seven wonder of the ancient world
  • Photograph the Library of Celsus, which has been remarkably restored
Full description
Your guide will meet you at Kusadasi port / hotels with a sign with your name written on it. Then, drive to the sites in ancient Ephesus - the best preserved classic city in the eastern Mediterranean and the largest open air museum in Turkey. Ephesus contains more than 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 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 between 115 - 125. You might also see the Odeon Theatre, Fountain of Trajan, Temple of Hadrian, the steam Scholastica Baths, marble road, the Temple of Domitian, agora and more. 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 once considered a threat to this temple. The city reached its Golden Age and became a good model of the ancient world in culture and art. After your trip, you will be driven back to your departure point.
Includes
  • Admission fees to the attractions
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • All sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
  • Pick-up from and drop-off to in-city hotels and Kusadasi port
  • Land transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle
  • Personal expenses
  • Meal and beverages (optional)
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles

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  • Please note that this tour is private (vehicle reserved solely for your group) and flexible. It is always up to you to modify the itinerary according to your personal preferences, even during the tour
  • As comfort and safety are top priorities for the local tour operator all vehicles will be air-conditioned, non- smoking, fully insured, licensed and certified for tourist use by the state authorities
  • This is customized private tour and flexible. Its always up to you to modify the itinerary according to your personal preferences, even during the tour
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