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Kusadasi, Turkey
All Inclusive Private Ephesus Tour

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icon4 to 6 hours  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Build your own itinerary for your private 4-hour tour from Kusadasi. You can choose to visit the ancient ruins of Ephesus and the Temple of Artemis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You might want to include important religious sites like the Meryemana (House of the Virgin Mary), or the 6th-century Basilica of St. John. Or stop for fruit wine tastings and lunch in the village of Sirince. Choose two or three attractions, and your guide will tailor your itinerary to your group.
  • Private 4-hour Ephesus tour from Kusadasi
  • Walk through the ancient streets of Ephesus and see the Temple of Artemis
  • Choose to includes sites such as the Meryemana, Basilica of St. John, and the village of Sirince
  • Separate driver ensures the full attention of your guide throughout the day
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
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Professional Licensed Guide
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
Transport by Luxury Private Vehicle
A Delicious Local Lunch
All Fees and Taxes
All admission fees for places at the tour schedule
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You can arrange your private guide and driver to start your tour between 7:30am to 2pm, setting out after pickup from your Kusadasi hotel or the cruise ship dock. Travel by air-conditioned minivan the short distance to Ephesus, arriving in under half an hour at the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Highlights of the Ephesus ruins include the Great Theater, Library of Celsus, Fountain of Trajan, Temple of Hadrian, Baths of Scholastica, and Arcadian Way. You can also visit the nearby remains of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Temple of Artemis.

You can stop at significant religious locations like the Meryemana (House of the Virgin Mary) or the 6th-century Basilica of St. John. Or head up to the picturesque hillside town of Sirince to taste their renowned fruit wines, soak in the views, and perhaps purchase a delicious lunch of Turkish fare. At the end of your 4-hour tour, your driver returns you to your starting point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Ancient City of Ephesus
This enclosure for archaeological remains at Ephesus elegantly reconciles historic conservation with accessibility for visitors. The site of a succession of great ancient civilizations, Ephesus, on the south-west coast of modern Turkey, embodied a peculiarly fertile synthesis of architecture and culture. In 356BC the Greeks built the Artemesium (a colossal Ionic temple dedicated to Artemis the fertility goddess) which was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. During the 2nd century BC, Ephesus was the fourth largest city in the eastern Roman Empire, famous for its Artemesium, the Library of Celsus and its medical school..
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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The Temple of Artemis
The Temple of Artemis is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. It has been built in the areas of Ephesus on a flat area which has over the centuries turned into a swamp. If you visit Ephesus today, you can only see the ruins of the foundations of this marvelous construction of the Hellenistic Age, entirely made of marble and full of sculptured columns' capitals and shafts. The most beautiful remaining of this temple are today exhibited in the London British Museum. The oldest remaining found date back till the 6th century BC. It was surrounded by 36 huge columns, later enlarged upon the orders of the Lydia King, Kreisos, during the 6th century BC. Most of the exhibits in the London British Museum belong to this period.
Duration: 30 minutes
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The Basilica of Saint John
It is believed that the evangelist St. John had spent his last years in the region around Ephesus and buried in the southern slope of Ayosolug Hill. Three hundred years after the death of St. John, a small chapel was constructed over the grave in the 4th century. The church of St John was changed into a marvelous basilica during the region of Emperor Justinian (527 -565 AD).
Duration: 30 minutes
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Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
House of Virgin Mary is located on the top of the "Bulbul" mountain 9 km ahead of Ephesus, the shrine of Virgin Mary enjoys a marvelous atmosphere hidden in the green. It is the place where Mary may have spent her last days. Indeed, she may have come in the area together with Saint John, who spent several years in the area to spread Christianity. Mary preferred this remote place rather than living in crowded place. The house of Virgin Mary is a typical Roman architectural example, entirely made of stones. In the 4th century AD, a church, combining her house and grave, has been built. The original two-stored house, which consisted of an anteroom (where today candles are proposed), bedroom and praying room (Christian church area) and a room with fireplace (chapel for Muslims).
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Pricing applies to all travelers (except infants)
  • Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time, and re-boarding time
  • A minimum of 3 people per booking is required
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • According to the new regulations in Turkey, the ministry of transport requires all passengers' full names as on passport, passport numbers and nationality
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY OTTI Travel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
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