Guided tour

Kusadasi and Selcuk: Small Group Ephesus Tour

Kusadasi and Selcuk: Small Group Ephesus Tour

Activity provider: Castle Travel
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Visit Ephesus, one of the most impressive archeological sites in Turkey, from Kusadasi and Selcuk on this small group tour.

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Duration 5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Visit Ephesus, the most impressive archeological site in Turkey
  • Experience the peaceful site of the Mother Mary's House
  • See the well-preserved Sirince, a former Greek village with historic and authentic architecture
Full description
You will be met at the harbor or at your hotel in Kusadasi or Selcuk. The guide will be holding up a sign with your name on it clearly so that you spot the correct pick-up service for you easily. It’s here you shall also meet your tour guide for the day who will give you some information of the plan for the day before heading off on your way to your destination. Pass through the verdant and picturesque countryside before arriving at your first stop, the House of Virgin Mary and in accordance to the predominant Christian tradition, Mary was brought to Ephesus by the Apostle John after the Resurrection of Christ and lived out her final resting days here. This is based mainly on the traditional belief that John came to Ephesus combined with the biblical statement that Jesus consigned her to John's care (John 19:26-27).  After The House of Virgin Mary, you will then head on to the next destination which will be to the ancient city of Ephesus. From here, the tour shall be a walking tour and will take you through one of the most magnificent excavations in the entire world. You will be able to see the Odeon, The Fountain of Trajan, the stream baths of Scholastic, the Temple of Hadrian and of course lets not forget the impressive library of Ephesus. The library is adorned with columns and statues. The Grand Theater where Saint Paul preached is the largest theater in antiquity with a capacity of 24,000 seats. You will then return back to the bus through the Arcadian Way where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra once rode in procession. After your 2-hour exploration around Ephesus, you will head for a lunch break for about an hour and then after the lunch break, you will continue on the tour and head for your next stop which is the Temple of Artemis (Diana). This outstanding Temple was built in honor of the Greek Goddess of hunting, wild nature and fertility, deemed as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Temple of Artemis used to be the largest marble temple in the ancient Greek world since it was four times as the big as the Parthenon in Athens, Greece. The temple served as both a marketplace and religious institution. Offerings by thousands of pilgrims each year enabled the temple to grow so wealthy that it became the world's first bank. Today, little remains of the magnificent structure. Your guide will describe its importance, its wealth and tension that existed between the Romans and Christians that settled in the area over the centuries. There will be also a visit to nearby village of Sirince, a former Greek village being a preservation site for its historic and authentic architecture of its past. Once the tour comes to an end, you will head back to your bus and be driven back to your allocated drop-off points. P.S: Please note that small group tours shall involve some shopping stops where you will have the chance to see presentations of traditional local handicrafts.
  • Professional English-speaking guides
  • Lunch
  • AC minibus
  • All entrance fees where necessary
  • All local taxes
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please bring camera, hat, soft drink, suncream and sunglasses
  • Wear comfortable footwear
Customer reviews

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İt was great! they pick me up at time at my hotel, since the booking until they drop me back, everything was great and easy İ didn't have to plan anything! the guide and the driver, they were super friendly. İ was traveling alone and they make me feel like İ was traveling with friends! 100% İ recommend this trip, the tourist company and get your guide platform!

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March 13, 2021

Very nice tour to the House of Virgin Mary and ruins of Ephesus on a beautiful, sunny day (although cold!). The communication leading up to the tour day was prompt and clear and the pick-up was timely and smooth from our stay in Kusadasi. We were greeted by our guide, Feyzullah, and driver, and since we (2 persons) were the only ones in the tour that day, had pretty much a personalized tour. They first drove us to the House of Virgin Mary where we spent around one hour there (more than enough), and then took us to Ephesus, which is directly downhill. Feyzullah was very informative about the ruins and gave enough details about the ruins observed and the history of the city. We spent around 2.5 hours in Ephesus, which felt short for such a big site, but just enough to have get a good feeling and understanding about it. Lunch was delicious at a nearby restaurant. We finally were taken to a carpet shop to observe the Turkish style of making carpets. Overall, very satisfied with the trip.

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March 15, 2022


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