Enjoy a full-day tour of the ancient city of Ephesus from Istanbul. See famous landmarks such as The Temple of Artemis and The House of the Virgin Mary, and take in the atmosphere of this ancient city.
What to Expect
After picking you up from your hotel in Istanbul, our guide will accompany you to the airport for your trip to Izmir. Once in Izmir, you will take off for Ephesus to begin your tour of this ancient city.
First you will explore the site and remains of the Temple of Artemis, also known as the Temple of Diana. Once considered one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world, this grand temple was destroyed in the 5th century.
See the ruins at the site of this once-great temple, and admire pieces of impressive ancient Greek architecture.
Next on our itinerary is the House of the Virgin Mary. This Christian shrine is believed to be the stone house that Mary was taken to by Saint John, and where she lived until her death.
After exploring other historical sites, such as the magnificent remains of the Library of Celsus or the 6th-century Basilica of St. John, you will be driven to the airport and fly back to Istanbul.
The tour will end with a drop-off at your hotel.
- Pick-up and drop-off hotel in Istanbul
- Round trip airport transfers in Izmir
- Entrance fees
- Professional guide
What's Not Included
- Round trip flight ticket Istanbul-Izmir-Istanbul
Know Before You Go
You can combine Ephesus with Pamukkale, Pergamom, Didyma-Milletos-Priene & Cappadocia and make multi-day tours.