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From Izmir: Full-Day Ephesus Tour

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Activity provider: Apasas Travel Turkey

From Izmir: Full-Day Ephesus Tour

Activity provider: Apasas Travel Turkey
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From US$ 80.73 per person

Discover House of the Virgin Mary, Ancient City of Ephesus, Temple of Artemis, and Sirince in a shared or private group tour from Izmir. Visit an old village and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

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Duration 8 hours
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Pickup included
Pickup is at your hotel. Please be ready 15 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
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Limited to 14 participants


  • Enjoy a full-day tour of Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary from Izmir
  • Explore the House of the Virgin Mary
  • Wander the historic city of Ephesus
  • See the the Trajan’s Fountain and the Agora and the Celsius Library, among other sites
  • Feast on a delicious lunch
Full description

Start with a pickup from your hotel in Izmir. Then, the discovery of Ephesus begins with the House of the Virgin Mary and a 10-minute drive to the ancient city of Ephesus. Explore the city by walking on the marble streets, accompanied by a guide.

See the Odeon, State Agora, the Pretension, the Memmius Monument, the Domitian Temple, Hercules Gate, Curetes Street, Hadrian Temple, and the Latrines. Choose to take an optional visit to the terrace houses for an additional cost.

After the terrace houses, carry on with your exploration with the Celsus Library, Marble Road, Commercial Agora, Great Theater, and Arcadian (harbor road). Enjoy a nice lunch served in a quaint local restaurant.

Visit the Temple of Artemis. Here, there will be a good chance to take gorgeous pictures of the church of St. John and the Mosque of İsa Bey. Enjoy free time in the old village of Sirince to discover the traditional houses, the fruit-flavored wine production, and enjoy some wine tasting. End the day with a transfer back to Izmir airport or to your hotel in Izmir.

  • English Speaking guide
  • Entrances Fees
  • Lunch
  • Hotel or cruise pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fee for the Terrace Houses (55 Euro per person)

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4.8 /5

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Overall a great tour to learn more about the region and ancient history. Really surprising. Not sure if the stops at a local delights shop, pottery shop and leather fashion shop were communicated in the descriptions before, but we didn't expect that. It was really nice. Although it may make you feel bad, if you don't buy anything because of the warm hospitality at those places. We were only 6 people in total. The atmosphere was quite privat.

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June 3, 2022

The trip was absolutely outstanding. Our guide, the driver, the logistics behind all of it, were super organized and professional. I'm a big fan of learning about historic significance of the places we visit.. so this was absolutely delightful. Our guide, Nizam, explained all important aspects of Ephesus with an up-beat energy and contagious positivity. Would totally recommend!!!!! take this trip. buy a rug! hahah the rugs are absolutely unique and beautiful.

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March 21, 2022

Nizamettin Adziz is the best tour guide I have ever had. He delivers information the best possible way. I love his humility as well as his hospitality by bringing us to places where to eat and try different wines to which he claims that the owners are his family members. I am planning to come back again with my friends and family and am still looking forward to have him as our tour guide. Thanks a lot and kudos to you.

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March 5, 2022

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