Private Tour: Antique Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi
In the morning, your guide will meet with you at Kusadasi port.
We reach to Ephesus. 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 also a harbour city.
Ephesus Museum, this fascinating Ephesus Museum houses the statues of Ephesian Artemis which are found from the Temple of Artemis, Eros Statues, Hall of the Roman Empires, the Carvings of Hadrian Temple, biblical inscriptions statue of Dormition and the statues of Augustus and Livia.
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.
St. John Basilica, was a basilica in Ephesus. It was constructed by Justinian I in the 6th Century. It stands over the believed burial site of John the Apostle.
In the end of the tour, you will be transferred to Kusadasi port.
per adult from
6 to 7 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Professional Tour Guide
- A/C Private Vehicle
- Pick Up & Drop Off
- Entrance Fees
- Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
- Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
- Entry/Admission - Ephesus Museum
- Entry/Admission - Basilica of St. Jonh
- Entry/Admission - Baths of Varius
- Entry/Admission - The Prytaneion
- Entry/Admission - Fountain of Pollio
What's excluded :
- Personal Expenses
- Driver & Guide Tips - Gratitue
- Parking Fees
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey
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 also a harbour city. And, 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 and Harbour Street.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Selcuk 35100 Turkey
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 hour
Stop At: Ephesus Museum, Selcuk Turkey
Ephesus Museum, this fascinating Ephesus Museum houses the statues of Ephesian Artemis which are find from the Temple of Artemis, Eros Statues, Hall of the Roman Empires, the Carvings of Hadrian Temple, biblical inscriptions statue of Dormition and statues of Augustus and Livia.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Basilica of St. Jonh, Isabey Mah. Saint Jean Cad. Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk, Izmir 35920 Turkey
St. Jean Basilica, was a basilica in Ephesus. It was constructed by Justinian I in the 6th Century. It stands over the believed burial site of John the Apostle. It was modeled after the now last Church of the Holy Apostles in Constantinople.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Baths of Varius, Selcuk Turkey
The ruins to the east of the Basilica belong to the bath of Varius, dating to the Roman period. The construction dates to the 2nd century A.D and the mosaics in the 40 meters long corridor dates to the 5th century.
It is built of cut blocks of marble. It has three sections, frigidarium (cold water), tepidarium (warm water) and caldarium (hot water). The excavations have not been completed yet.
Duration: 5 minutes
Stop At: The Prytaneion, Selcuk Turkey
Behind the basilica is the Prytaneion, where religious ceremonies , official receptions and banquets were held. The sacred flame symbolizing the heart of Ephesus was kept constantly alight in the Prytaneion. The construction of the building dates to the 3rd century B.C, during the reign of Lysimachos, but the ruins of the complex dates to the Augustan age.
The four-cornered pit in which the sacred fire is burned is a relic from the reign of Lysimachos. The front of the building is four columns, beyond the columns is a courtyard surrounded by a portico, and on the north is the center of the building, the ceremonial hall, and its side rooms. The eternal flame was here in the center of the ceremonial hall, the red color on the floor determined the location of the flame.
The double columns on the corners of the hall held up the wooden roof. During excavations, archeologists found 2 artemis statues, which are now presented in Ephesus museum.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Fountain of Pollio, Selcuk Turkey
The water was brought to the fountains of Ephesus from three main sources through aqueducts and distributed from fountains by a branching system of baked clay pipes. The sources were Kencherios (42km) at Kuşadası, Çamlık village stream of Marnas (15km), and the Cayster River (20km).Water was free of charge by the city in the public fountains. Also they provided refreshment in hot summer days for the streets.
It has a high arch facing the temple of Domitian. It is known to be decorated with a number of statues. One of these statues is the Head of Zeus which is on display in the Ephesus Museum today. Some of these statues were thought to be taken from the Isis Temple, probably after an earthquake, to repair the fountain. The statue group of Odysseus and Polyphemus , that once were on the basin, are now displayed also in Ephesus Museum.
Duration: 5 minutes
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up from Kusadasi Port, Kusadasi and Selcuk hotels.Airports
- Adnan Menderes Airport, Izmir Turkey
- Ege Ports, Camikebir, Liman Cd. No:10, 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey
- Ege Ports Harbor, Hacıfeyzullah, Güvercinada Cd., 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- 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
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.