Ephesus tour is one of the best recreational activities for tourists in Kusadasi. The well-preserved ancient city is located only 20 kilometres from Kusadasi. The trip will not be tiring, but will bring you many beautiful memories.
Ephesus is the city where the history of mankind was created. Here one of the first Greek philosophers Heraclitus lived who was nicknamed as “Dark” for his complex statements. The city was ruled by Croesus, a king whose name became a household name and was associated with incalculable wealth.
In Ephesus, the mad Herostratus burned the Temple of Artemis to make history. The city was liberated from the tyranny of the Persians by the greatest warlord in the history of Alexander the Great. Here Mark Anthony spent time with the beloved Queen Cleopatra before his final battle.
These and many other stories will be told by an experienced tour guide while holding the excursion along the streets of Ephesus.
The city was so rich that its streets were paved with marble. The main street will lead you to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
You will visit the Antique Theatre, which holds 25,000 spectators. According to legends, from his stage Apostle Paul preached Christianity to the city dwellers who were pagans during that time.
One of Ephesus’ significant buildings is the Celsus Library, the second largest library in the ancient world after Alexandria’s one. Its facade was decorated with a 20 million lire Turkish banknote issued in 2001.
Next to the library there was a brothel. The guide will show you one of the world’s first creative ads – a stone-carved foot that pointed towards the brothel.
Near Ephesus, after the ascension of Jesus the Virgin Mary has spent her last days. According to the legend, Saint John built a small house for her on Mount Corecos. You will visit a place that is revered as a shrine of Western Christians. Several Popes have visited the house. Near the monument there is the Wall of Desires. According to the belief, if you leave a note with a desire inside it, the Virgin will fulfil it. There’s a source near the wall with miraculous power.
Ephesus Tour is a unique opportunity to touch history. You will have warm memories when you return from Turkey.
• Collection of guests from hotels;
• At the beginning, visit the remains of the Temple of Artemis, one of the wonders of the world, which glorified the city of Ephesus;
• Arrival in Ephesus: 2-hour tour of the ruins of ancient Ephesus:
the Library of Celsius, the Temple of Domitian, the Temple of Hadrian,
the Bolshoi Theater – which accommodated 25 thousand spectators;
• Lunch buffet; • Visit to Mary’s house;
• Isa Bey Mosque – one of the oldest monuments of architectural art of the
• Seljuk period; • Return transfer to the hotel.
✔ Russian speaking guide
✔ Ephesus entrance ticket
✘ Any personal expenses (photos, souvenirs, etc…)
✘ Any drinks during the tour
Have a Passport with you;
The transfer time from your hotel is indicated in the Voucher that will be sent after booking the tour;
Transport for the tour should be expected on the street in front of the entrance to the hotel, at the barrier;
In case of transport delay for more than 15-20 minutes, contact the operator. there are vacancies;
Babies sit in their parents’ arms. To purchase a separate seat on the bus, contact the operator.
Beach accessories, drinking water on the road;
Comfortable clothes, hat, sunglasses, comfortable shoes, sunblock/sun cream;
Money to pay for additional services and all kinds of purchases
For early excursions, order Breakfast (lunch package) at the hotel.