Visit the ancient ruins of Ephesus, with private transfers from Kusadasi. Tour the richest and most excavated classical city in Turkey, and see the Temple of Artemis, Temples of Hadrian and Domitian, House of the Virgin Mary, and more.
What to Expect
Created by the Ionians in the 11th-Century BC, and later expanded by the Romans, Ephesus is considered one of the grandest reconstructed sites in the ancient world. The region also hosted the likes of Cleopatra, Mark Antony, the Virgin Mary, and John the Apostle.
On this 6-hour tour from Kusadasi, you will get a comprehensive tour of the remarkable ruins in the company of an expert guide.
Listen intently as the city is brought to life as you stroll through 2,000 year-old marble streets. Admire Hadrian's Temple, the Fountains of Trajan, Polio, The Domitian Temple, the Scholastic Baths, Bouleterion, and the Great Theatre, with a capacity for up to 24.000 spectators.
A showpiece of the archaeological remains is the remarkable Celcus Library, which stands as a testament to the intellectual prowess of the Romans. At one time it may have contained as many as 15,000 scrolls, located in reading rooms where scholars met and studied.
Break for lunch, and then drive to the Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. Then continue to the House of the Virgin Mary. The Vatican has recognized this small house in the Solmissos Mountains as the final resting place of Mary, Mother of Jesus, and a small shrine dedicated to St. Mary was found when the ruins of the house were first discovered.
Ideal for cruise ship passengers, or anyone on vacation in the Kusadasi area, you will be taken back to the seaside resort at the end of the tour, for a drop-off at your location of choice.
- Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle, with driver
- English speaking guide
- All entrance fees to mentioned sights
- Parking fees
Know Before You Go
• Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes, and bring sun glasses, a hat, water, and your camera