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From Izmir: Full-Day Ephesus Tour

1. From Izmir: Full-Day Ephesus Tour

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 Artemisa and take 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.

From Istanbul: Ephesus & Şirince Day Trip w/ Wine Tasting

2. From Istanbul: Ephesus & Şirince Day Trip w/ Wine Tasting

Spend the day exploring the most memorable places in Ephesus and Şirince on this guided full-day tour from Istanbul, lunch included. Visit the House of Virgin Mary, see the Temple of Artemis, and taste local wine at a vineyard. Enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from Istanbul. Start your trip by getting picked up from your hotel in Istanbul and transferred to the Istanbul Airport for your flight from Istanbul to Izmir. Upon arrival at Izmir Airport, meet your driver to head to Ephesus to start the tour. First, stop at the House of Virgin Mary, the place where Mary may have spent her last days. This place was officially declared a shrine of the Roman Catholic Church in 1986, and since then it has become a popular place of pilgrimage. The visit to the House of Virgin Mary takes about 45 minutes. After, take a 5-minute drive to Ephesus to continue the tour. Ephesus is an exceptional testimony to the cultural traditions of the Hellenistic, Roman Imperial, and early Christian periods. The city is an important site for Christianity as one of the Seven Churches of Revelation. Walk along the city’s marble streets accompanied by a tour guide. See the Ephesus Odeon, Ephesus Prytaneion, State Agora, Memmius Monument, Temple of Domitian, Hercules Gate, Curetes Street, Temple of Hadrian, and Ephesus Latrines. Next, optionally visit The Private House (so-called “Terrace Houses” brothel). Afterward, carry on to the Celsus Library, Marble Road, Commercial Agora, the great theater, and Arcadian Street (Harbor Road). Later, head to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Get a chance to take memorable photos of the Church of St. John and İsa Bey Mosque. Before the end of the tour, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Afterward, head to Şirince, an old village of Rûm (Byzantine Greeks) situated on the hills of Selçuk, 7 km from Ephesus. The village is popular for beautiful traditional houses and fruit-flavored wine production. Complete your experience with free time for a wine tasting. At the end of your trip, get transferred back to the airport for your flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival in Istanbul, a driver will pick you up at the airport and transfer you back to your hotel in the evening.

Kusadasi: Temple of Artemis, Ephesus, and Sirince Tour

3. Kusadasi: Temple of Artemis, Ephesus, and Sirince Tour

Explore true wonders of the ancient world on this guided tour, which takes you to the Temple of Artemis, the ancient city Ephesus, and into the historic village, Sirince. Your driver will first take you to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the world. Here you will see what remains of the foundations and ruins of this incredible artifact of the Hellenistic Age, which was made of marble and full of incredible sculptured columns.  Then travel to the ancient city of Ephesus, once the Mediterranean’s main commercial center, where paved streets wind past squares, baths, and monumental ruins, reflecting centuries of history. You’ll see the well-preserved Arcadian Way, Hadrian’s Temple, the Celsus Library, and more. An amazing opportunity to step back into history and feel the mystical atmosphere of the city and stadium where chariot and horse races were once held. Experience some Turkish handicrafts at the final stop, the charming Sirince Village, a hillside town known for its grape and fruit wines – famous all over Turkey. Relax and enjoy yourself until it’s time to return to your accommodation. 

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What people are saying about Şirince

This was a fantastic tour! We were picked up on time from our Airbnb in Izmir and were dropped off with the tour group. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and directed us to a number of amazing locations in Ephesus and the surrounding area. I would 100% recommend and would absolutely do it again.

This tour was a highlight of our holiday. Our guide Nizam was the best guide we’ve ever had. So funny, articulate and informative. He not only took us around Ephesus but also to amazing local places that really gave us an understanding of turkish culture!

It was excellent Tour , specially Tour Guide Nizam was well informed and was great guide overall. Comfortable ride through out. Highly recommend it.

Amazing tour, got to see a lot including extras. Nizham was a fantastic guide, very funny and knowledgable. My partner and I had the best time.

Volkan was a great guide. Very knowledgable with perfect English. Excellent tour!!!