Private Ephesus Tours
Itinerary includes The House of Virgin Mary. It is the only shrine which is visited both Muslims and Christians. The Ancient City of Ephesus which takes aprox. 2 hours. Then you will visit Terrace Houses in Ephesus. After lunch, the last stop is Temple of Artemis which is seven wonders of ancient world. The duration of full day tour is approx. 5-6 hours and this tour can start either from Kusadasi Port or Izmir port / Airport.
After you meet with your tour guide at the meeting place, you first stop is The Temple of Artemis which take 20 minutes. Then arriving the gate of Ephesus ruins to see the highlights; Celsus Library, Hadrian Temple, Grate Theatre. You will be transferred to The House of Virigin Mary which is the higlight of this region.
After exploring the historical sites which take about 4-5 hour, drive to restaurant for traditional Turkish lunch.
Custom Private Ephesus tour is the best way to explore Ephesus Ruins and nerby attractions. You will be able to choose each individual site to visit according to your personal needs for your family or for your small group. You can include Terrace Houses, Basilica of St John, Sirince Village, Church of Mary or any other specific attraction.
Please go ahead and and make a custom tour reservetion request.
Full day tour itinerary includes The Ancient City of Ephesus which was one of the biggest port-trade city in the ancient time. Then You will explore the daily life of ancient Ephesian by visiting Terrace Houses which is a part of Ephesus ruins. After lunch you will visit Archaeological Ephesus Museum which has displayed the artifacts which were dug up at The Ancient City of Ephesus. The last stop is The Temple of Artemis which is seven wonders of ancient world.
The duration of the tour is approx. 5-6 hours.
An hour drive to get Ephesus ruins which is one of the largest open air museum of the World, will visit Ephesus city Church(The Church of Mary) which was the first church to be constructed in the name of Virgin Mary. Then to The House of Virgin Mary where she spent her final years. Before lunch, stop at The Temple of Artemis which was the pilgrimage point of ancient time. After lunch, visiting The Basilica of St. John where St. John is belived to have been buried. The last stop is The Seven Sleepers’ Cave. The tour will take 6 – 7 hour.
You will be briefed about the tour & town and Ephesus on the way. Full day tour itinerary includes The House of Virgin Mary . It is the only shrine which is visited both Muslims and Christhians. The Ancient City of Ephesus which is the most visited ancient city of Modern Turkish Republic. The other stop is The Temple of Artemis which is seven wonders of ancient world. After lunch Sirince Village. An authentic pretty old Orthodox village nearby Ephesus which was initially dwelled by the local Greeks.
The duration of the tour is approx. 5-6 hours.
Ephesus is an amazing ancient city which was established by Greeks and enlarged by Romans. During it’s history city was an important metropolitan of ancient world. Beside being an important ancient settlement, Ephesus is also most visited ancient city of Modern Turkish Republic.
Hillside houses are known as Terrace Houses or Houses of rich. Most of Hillside Houses started to be built in 1.century BC. The most qualified and wealthy social class of Ephesus was living in these luxuries houses which were decorated with frescoes on the walls and mosaic for the floors.
Celsus Library is a typical structure of architectural style prevalent in the period of Emperor Hadrian, dates back to 2. Centry AD. The most wellknown building of Ephesus City was built to honour proconsul (governor) of the Asian province Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus, by his son Tiberius Julius Acquila. Known as third largest library of Ancient World after Alexandria and Pergammon libraries.
The Ephesus Museum is a rich and important museum for Ephesian and Anatolian archeology with artifacts from digs at Ephesus, The Basilica of St. John, Temple of Artemis, the Belevi Mausoleum and the other local ruins. Including artifacts from the Mycenian, Archaic and Turkish periods as well, the majority are from the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine periods.
The Temple of Artemis was located on the southwest of Ayasuluk hill where Selcuk Castle located on. It was considered to be one of the Seven Wonder of the World by ancient writers. Today on Ephesus tours you can 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.
Private Ephesus Tours are available from Kusadasi, (Kusadasi Port), Izmir (Izmir Port) and also from Izmir Airport if you are flying from Istanbul.