Small Group Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi / Selcuk
The Small Group Ephesus Tour is a guided tour of the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the best-preserved ancient cities in the world. During the tour, you will visit the iconic landmarks and structures that make Ephesus a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The tour will begin with a pickup from your hotel in Kusadasi or Selcuk and a scenic drive to Ephesus. Once there, your guide will take you through the main streets and show you the impressive architectural features of the ancient city, including the Library of Celsus, the Great Theatre, and the Temple of Hadrian.
The tour also includes a visit to the House of the Virgin Mary, a small stone house located on a hill outside of Ephesus. According to tradition, the house was the last home of Mary, the mother of Jesus, and it has become a popular pilgrimage site for Christians.
After the tour, you will be taken back to your hotel. The tour is conducted in a small group and the opportunity to interact with your guide and fellow travelers.Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At:
Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkiye
Ephesus, was the second largest city in the Roman Empire over 250.000 people in the 1st BC. Ranking only behind Rome it was the second largest city in the world. Ephesus was the harbour city. This giant city was built only with marbel. Did you know Ephesus had a largest amphitheater in the ancient world over 25.000 seats. Also see Goddess Nike, Local pharmacy, Hadrian Gate, Library of Celcius (the third largest library), Marbel Street, Harbour Street.
Duration: 2 hoursStop At:
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Sultaniye Mahallesi, Selcuk 35100 Turkiye
The House of Virgin Mary, is a place where according to the beliefs of many people Mary, the mother of Jesus, spent her last years of her life. She was supposed to arrive at Ephesus together with St. John and lived there in the years 37-45 CE until her Assumption or Dormition.
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
The Temple of Artemis, Ataturk, Park Ici Yolu No:12, Selcuk Turkiye
Temple of Artemis or Artemision, also know less pracisely as the Temple of Diana, was Greek Temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis. It was located in Ephesus and it was seven wonders of the world.
Duration: 30 minutesStop At:
Atat, 35920 Selçuk/İzmir, Türkiye
The Isabey Mosque, constructed in 1374 – 1375, is one of the oldest and most impressive works of architectural art remaining from the Anatolian Beyliks. The mosque is stuated in outskirts of the Ayasuluk Hills at Selcuk – Ephesus.
Duration: 30 minutesStop At:
State Agora, Selcuk Turkiye
The agora on the southern part of the Basilica is the State Agora, and was built in the Roman Period in the first century B.C. This agora was used not for commerce but for business, it played an important role as a meeting place for the governmental discussions. During the excavations in the northeast corner of the Agora were found a great number of graves from the 7th-6th centuries B.C and a stone-paved road, and a archaic sarcophagus of terra cotta.
From this it is understood that in the archaic period this part of the Agora was used as the necropolis of Ephesus. There is a water reservoir at the corner of the Agora, which played an important role in Ephesus. Its water was brought to the city through the Pollio Aqueduct, the remains of the Pollio Aqueduct can be seen 5 kilometers away, along the Selçuk-Aydin highway.
Duration: 10 minutesStop At:
Temple of Domitian, Selcuk Turkiye
Located to the south end of the Domitian Street, it is the first structure in Ephesus known to be dedicated to an emperor. It was built on a high and wide terrace set by 50x100 meters in size, on vaulted foundations. The northern size of the terrace seems to be two-stories high, reached by stairs. The stairs are still visible today.
The temple, built in pro-style plan, had eight columns on the short side and thirteen columns on the long side, and four additional columns in front of the cella. At the northern side there was an u-shaped altar, which is now displayed in Izmir museum.
It was in the reign of Domitian that an emperor gave permission to built an Emperor Temple; that is the permission to be the 'neocoros' for the first time, which was a great honor for a city.
Duration: 5 minutesStop At:
Hercules Gate, Acarlar, Efes Harabeleri, Selcuk 35920 Turkiye
Hercules Gate located towards the end of the Curetes Street, it was called the Hercules gate because of the relief of Hercules on it. It was brought from another place in the fourth century AD to its current place, but the relief on it dates back to the second century AD.
Only the two side of the columns remain today and the other parts of it have not been found. The relief of the flying Nike in the Domitian Square is thought to also be a part of this gate.
The Heracles Gate narrowed the access to the street, preventing the passage of vehicles.We can understand that from the Fourth Century, the street had become a pedestrian area.
Duration: 10 minutes
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"COVID-19 vaccination required for guides"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
Duration: 6 To 8 Hours
Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up from your hotel in Kusadasi or Selcuk and drop you off at the same location after the tour.Airports
- Adnan Menderes Airport, Izmir Turkiye
Cancellations and refunds:
- Scala Nuova Shopping Center Kusadasi Aegean Ports, Camikebir, Liman Cd., 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Türkiye
- Ege Ports, Camikebir, Liman Cd. No:10, 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Türkiye
- Ege Ports Harbor, Hacıfeyzullah, Güvercinada Cd., 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Türkiye
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.