Best of Ephesus Tours is one of the best-selling tours from Kusadasi Port and Kusadasi Hotels. Best of Ephesus Tours includes all the must-visit places in Ephesus and around such as Ephesus Ancient City with Terrace Houses, House of the Mother Mary, Basilica of St. John & The Temple of Artemis in Ephesus and its surroundings. Don’t forget that this is a Private Ephesus Tours which means the itinerary is flexible according to your time limit and interest. So guests are free to change the tour program before or during the tour without extra payment. Since we are sure you will be %100 satisfied with your Best of Ephesus Tours like our thousands of guests, we don’t ask for any pre-payment. You can pay your tour guide during or after the tour. We offer the best Ephesus Shore Excursions experience to Cruise passengers from Kusadasi Port and from Kusadasi Hotels. Best Price Guarantee!
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Introduction to Ephesus
Ephesus, an ancient Greek city on the coast of modern-day Turkey, is an archaeological treasure trove, rich in history and culture. As one of the most significant sites in the Mediterranean, it has attracted countless tourists from around the world. For those staying in Kusadasi or arriving via cruise ship, the Best of Ephesus Tours is the perfect opportunity to explore this fascinating destination.
Why Choose Best of Ephesus Tours
Best of Ephesus Tours offers a unique, private tour experience tailored to your preferences and interests. This allows you to maximize your time and fully immerse yourself in the wonders of Ephesus without the typical hassles of group tours.
The Best of Ephesus Tours Experience
Best of Ephesus Tours prides itself on providing an exclusive, private tour experience with the best price guarantee and %100 satisfaction. This means you and your travel companions will have the undivided attention of your guide, ensuring a personalized and unforgettable tour.
One of the standout features of Best of Ephesus Tours is the ability to customize your itinerary. Your tour can be tailored to include specific sites that pique your interest, your time limit, and your preferences.
Professional Local Tour Guides
Knowledgeable, friendly, and fluent in English, the professional local tour guides at Best of Ephesus Tours are dedicated to sharing their passion for history and culture. They’ll bring the ancient city to life with fascinating stories and insider knowledge. Please remember that nobody knows the history of Ephesus and its surroundings better than a local tour guide.
Comfortable VIP Transportation
Tours from Kusadasi to Ephesus are enjoyable with Best of Ephesus Tours. Our brand-new, comfortable, air-conditioned Mercedes VIP vehicles ensure you arrive at each destination refreshed and ready to explore.
Must-See Sights on Best of Ephesus Tours
Ephesus Ancient City
Ephesus ancient city in Turkey was established by the Ionians in the 12th century BCE. Ephesus was an important religious center for the cult of Artemis, whose temple was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Ephesus was founded by Greeks from Ionia and became one of the twelve cities of Ionia (Ionian League). It is located on a small peninsula near present-day Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkey. During your Best of Ephesus tours from Kusadasi, you will have the chance to see the highlights of the city such as the Library of Celsus, the Temple of Hadrian, the Ephesus amphitheater, and Trajan’s fountain.
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The Library of Celsus in Ephesus
The Library of Celsus is an architectural marvel and one of the most iconic structures and one of the most photo-taken spots in Ephesus. It was the third biggest library of ancient times. This stunning façade once housed more than 12.000 scrolls, making it a vital center of learning in ancient times. Read More…
The Grand Theatre in Ephesus
The Grand Theatre of Ephesus is the biggest ancient theater in Turkey with a capacity of 25,000 spectators. the Grand Theatre is an impressive example of ancient engineering and is famous for its Greco-Roman style architecture. It hosted everything from gladiator games to dramatic performances. Read More…
Temple of Hadrian
Another remarkable site in Ephesus ancient city is the Temple of Hadrian, dedicated to one of the 5 best Roman Emperor Hadrian. This well-preserved temple is known for its ornate façade featuring a stunning relief of the goddess Tyche, one of the deities of the city. Also freezes of the temple tell us the first establishing story of Ephesus. Please note that the Temple of Hadrian is the second-best spot you should take a photo of. Read More…
Latrines (Public Toilets)
A visit to the ancient latrines of Ephesus offers a unique insight into the daily life of Romans. These communal public restrooms were an essential part of Roman society, complete with running water and an advanced sewage system. The latrines demonstrate the sophisticated engineering skills of the Romans, providing a fascinating look at the practical side of ancient city life. Read More…
Fountain of Trajan
The Fountain of Trajan is a magnificent monument dedicated to Emperor Trajan who was one of the 5 best Roman emperors. This impressive, two-story structure once served as both a decorative and functional feature, providing water to the city through a complex network of pipes. Admire the intricate statues and reliefs that adorn the fountain, while appreciating the impressive engineering that ensured a constant water supply for the people of Ephesus. Read More…
House of the Virgin Mary
The House of the Virgin Mary is a pilgrimage center on Bulbul Mountain near Ephesus, Turkey. The house is believed to be the place where the Virgin Mary spent her last years and died. A sacred site for both Christians and Muslims. A visit here offers a moment of peace amidst your tour. It is also one of the highlights of our Biblical Ephesus Tour.
The Basilica of St. John
The Basilica of St. John in Ephesus was built in the 6th century by Justinian I. It was built on what is believed to be the tomb of the Apostle John. The Basilica of St. John is an impressive example of early Byzantine architecture. Its ruins offer a glimpse into the religious significance of Ephesus. It’s another highlight of our Biblical Private Ephesus Tours
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The Temple of Artemis
The Temple of Artemis also known as The Temple of Diana is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and it was built in Ephesus. It is located on the coast of the Aegean Sea in Turkey. Although only a few columns remain, the site’s significance is still palpable. Read More…
Terrace Houses in Ephesus:
Terrace Houses, also known as houses of riches, is located in the Ephesus Ancient City. It is a residential area consisting of seven houses from the Roman Period. These well-preserved houses were built on terraces on the slopes of Bulbul Mountain. The Terrace Houses provide a unique insight into the daily lives of Ephesus’s wealthy citizens. These beautifully preserved homes boast intricate mosaics and frescoes, showcasing the luxury of the era.
Ephesus Archaeological Museum
Ephesus Archaeological Museum situated in Selcuk/Ephesus houses many artifacts unearthed at the Ephesus excavation site. The most well-known sculptures on display in the museum are the great Artemis and the beautiful Artemis statues. To gain a deeper understanding of the history and artifacts uncovered in Ephesus, a visit to the Ephesus Archaeological Museum is a must. This modern and well-organized museum displays an impressive collection of statues, friezes, and other artifacts unearthed during excavations.
Just a short drive from Ephesus lies the beautiful Sirince Village, a hidden gem that offers a refreshing change of pace from the ancient ruins. Sirince Village is one of the most beautiful villages in western Turkey. The people of Sirince Village greet you by offering you a drink to show their hospitality. Sirince is where you can see many wine cellars and restaurants to taste local dishes. It is possible to see more than 10 kinds of homemade fruit wines to drink and taste. Our guests who join our Ephesus tours from Istanbul often prefer to visit the peaceful Sirince Village.
Planning Your Ephesus Tour from Kusadasi
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Booking Your Tour
Booking your private Ephesus tour is simple: visit the Best of Ephesus Tours page by clicking the link below, click the Book Now, or Make an Inquiry button. Fill out the booking form. It’s done! You can also watch the booking video guide below. No deposit, No pre-payment!
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A typical Best of Ephesus Tours itinerary lasts between 5-7 hours, providing ample time to explore the major sites without feeling rushed. Please note that the tour duration is completely up to you since it’s your private tour.
The Best of Ephesus Tours from Kusadasi offers an unparalleled experience, combining the convenience of a private tour with the expertise of professional guides. With customizable itineraries and comfortable transportation, this is the perfect way to discover the wonders of ancient Ephesus.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, Best of Ephesus Tours is ideal for cruise ship passengers, as it offers flexible start times to accommodate ship schedules.
Entrance fees for the sites visited are not included in the tour price since the itinerary is flexible according to your preferences.
As of 1 April 2023, the entrance fee for Ephesus is 400 Lira, approximately 19 Euro.
The entrance fee for the House of the Virgin Mary is 200 Lira, approximately 10 Euro in 2023.
The Temple of Artemis is free of charge.
As Best Ephesus Tours, we provide our guests with free water in vehicles. Your guide will also recommend local restaurants and cafes for lunch or refreshments during the tour.
Yes, photography is allowed at most sites, making it easy to capture memories of your Ephesus adventure. Please note that using a tripod in Ephesus and taking photos inside the House of the Virgin Mary is not allowed.
Many sites in Ephesus are wheelchair accessible, and Best of Ephesus Tours can customize your itinerary to accommodate any mobility needs.
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