Guided tour

Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary, & Artemis Temple Group Tour

Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary, & Artemis Temple Group Tour

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Visit the Ephesus region on this guided tour from Kusadasi. Drive to the House of the Virgin Mary, and explore the city of Ephesus, with a visit to Artemis Temple.

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Duration 5 hours
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Pickup included
Your tour guide will have your name sign at Kusadasi port.
Private group available


  • Explore the marble streets of Ephesus and admire the city's many ruins
  • Gain revealing insights into the past from your knowledgable tour guide
  • Visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
  • See the House of Virgin Mary
Full description

After meeting your guide at Kusadasi port you will drive to the House of Virgin Mary, located in the Aladag Mountains, 5 miles away from Ephesus. You will then visit one of the main highlights in Turkey, Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of the Ionian League (an ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor), located near Izmir. As a port city it was a major departure point for trade routes into Asia Minor.

Walk through its historic marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them: the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus, the Temple of Hadrian, and the Grand Theater. You will then stop at Artemission Temple, which used to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, as your last stop before driving back to Kusadasi town center.

  • Transportation in new, air-conditioned vehicles
  • Parking fees
  • Licensed guide
  • Entrance fees ($20 USD approximately)
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips to driver and tour guide
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
  • Masks are optional but are strongly recommended while indoors

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Know before you go

  •  Since all shore excursions involve some walking, please wear comfortable low-heeled shoes and casual clothes
  •  Sun glasses and hats are recommended
  •  Cameras are recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 67 reviews

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We had a great tour of Ephesus through Get Your Guide. Inan and our driver picked us up at the port, drove us, in air conditioned comfort, to see the house of Virgin Mary, the ruins in Artemis, and added a carpet making demonstration. He was very professional and knowledgeable, attentive to the children in the group and made the tour interesting for all 12 of us (ages 4-70). It was easy and economical to go on a private tour, tailored to our family rather than going with a cruise tour and their schedule. Every detail was considered by the company during our email scheduling and by our great guide Inan!

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1 August 2022

Unforgettable excursion with AZER as a guide, they were waiting for us at the port, private excursion just for us, with driver and guide and in addition to having seen and explained the points of interest that we had contracted, they were flexible in terms of time for photos, shopping or rest.

13 July 2022

Nice tour, good tour guide in perfect speaking English, easy to understand for everyone. Small group (11 pers.) Fears of a possible stay in some leather factories or other sales rooms (almost obligatory in Turkey) were fortunately not confirmed. The tour guide had asked briefly if the group would like something like this, we had all declined, so the topic was over. TOP!! Always a pleasure, also a compliment to the driver.

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7 July 2022

Product ID: 211653