From Kusadasi: Ephesus and Temple of Artemis Private Tour

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From Kusadasi: Ephesus and Temple of Artemis Private Tour

From $102.40 per person

Enjoy a guided half-day excursion from Kusadasi cruise port 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.

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Duration 5 hours
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Your tour guide will welcome you at arrival gate of Kusadasi Cruise port with a sign with your name. For hotel guests: Your tour guide will welcome you at your hotel reception
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World
  • Explore the amazing history and ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus
  • Learn why the city is sacred for Christians and hear about the historical figures who passed through its streets
  • See the remarkable Celsus Library
  • Get round-trip transfers from Kusadasi port
Full description
Ephesus was created by the Ionians in the 11th-Century BC and later expanded by the Romans. Now considered one of the grandest reconstructed sites in the ancient world, the region also hosted the likes of Cleopatra, Mark Antony, the Virgin Mary and John the Apostle. The ruins of Ephesus are the biggest open-air museum in Turkey and you will get to explore them on this half-day tour from Kusadasi port. Your route will take you past the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan, the Great Theater and the spectacular Celsus Library, one of the best-preserved buildings among the ruins. Ephesus is also a sacred site for Christians, due to its association with several biblical figures, including St. Paul and St. John the Evangelist. But the highlight is the last resting place of the Virgin Mary. After Jesus had been crucified on the cross, the Virgin Mary came to Ephesus to spend the last days of her life in the Bulbul Mountains. The house where she lived has recently been transformed into a site of pilgrimage, and has become a sought after destination for Christians from all over the world.
Includes
  • Licensed professional English speaking tour guide
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
  • Entrance fees
  • Parking
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
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
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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4.8 / 5

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  • Value for money
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We booked an early tour to avoid the queues. It was very quiet and it turned out that we were the only people on our tour. The site is still undergoing further excavation but represents a very complete view of life 2000 years ago. Explanation from a guide really brings it alive

November 8, 2016

Tolle Halbtagestour

Mit Barish und Happy Ahmet erlebten wir einen tollen Vormittag. Vom Hafen abgeholt fuhren wir wenige Minuten nach Ephesus. Auf dem Weg dorthin informierte der angenehme Reiseleiter (gebürtig aus Hamburg) über die aktuelle politische Lage und nahm uns sofort jegliche Bedenken. In Ephesus angekommen genossen wir die Vorteile einer privaten Tour. Neben vielen interessanten Informationen nahm sich Barish viel Zeit für Fotos und präsentierte uns die 3000 Jahre alte Stadt unaufgeregt ohne Stress und Hektik. Anschließend besuchten wir noch die Überreste des Artemis-Tempels und eine Leder-Fabrik. Auf dem Rückweg erhielten wir wertvolle Tipps für unseren Nachmittag in Kusadasi. Wird danken für diesen tollen Tag und können diese Tour durchweg weiterempfehlen. Freddy und Simon

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