Around Ephesus

Around Ephesus

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Around the Ancient City Ruins of Ephesus, there are many more attractions to visit. Ephesus city is also very close to Selcuk Town. Kusadasi is also only 16 kilometres away from the location of the ruins. You would be able to see some of these individual historical attractions while on any Ephesus Tour, but if there is any particular one, please kindly book an custom tour and mark it as "Include".

In mid-6th century BC, the Artemis Temple was constructed and was one of the Ancient World’s seven wonders. The location if this at the ledge of the world of Greek helped to aggravate the admiration and attention of the non-Greeks of the greatness of the Greek world. Ephesus is one of the ancient sites bounded with history.

Artemis Temple design

Ephesus Archaeological Museum is 4 km away from where the ancient city of Ephesus is found. It can be seen near the entrance of the city’s famous Basilica of St. John, displaying excavations from the ancient city of the place. Its main highlights include the two statues of Ephesian Artemis, mosaics and frescoes.

Ephesus Archaeological Museum

Basilica of St. John was constructed in 6th century by Justinian I and is believed to be standing in the exact site where John the Apostle was buried. The entire structure of the basilica was modelled from the currently lost Church of the Holy Apostles that is located in far away city, Constantinople.

Basilica of St. John

On top of the Bulbul Mountain, there the House of Virgin Mary is located. It is 9km ahead from the ancient city of Ephesus. It is known as the place where Virgin Mary spent her last days. She was with Saint John, who was able to stay in the location for several years for Christianity to spread.

House of Virgin Mary

An ancient village near Ephesus, Sirince Village holds 600 inhabitants. It is situated 8km east of Selcuk in Izmir province. From Selcuk town, an alluring road will take you farther up the beautiful mountains by the green countryside to the side of paradise. Perched high within the hills that are surrounded by peach orchards, olive groves and vineyards.

Village of Sirince

Town of Selcuk is known for the rich culture it preserves from the ancient city Ephesus. It is considered as one of favourite destinations that tourists visit in Turkey. You will get the chance to visit some of the remarkable destinations. There are just many things that you can find when you try to visit the town as well as its neighbouring ancient city Ephesus.

Selcuk Castle

Nestled along the seashore of the sea of Aegean, Izmir city is the third largest populated city in Turkey with 3.5 million population is also called Jewel of Aegean. Majority of the populace are of Turkish decent, up till now there are a huge number of distant residents going to this place because of its climate, highly developed structure as well as lifestyle.

City of Izmir

Improvements in the Kusadasi port area to provide for cruise liners gradually changed the city into a key resort center. Port of Kusadasi has been the core of the town all through its history, serving as a minor and a major stopping point behind the coast of the Aegean.

Kusadasi Port

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Private Ephesus Tours

65USD
Kusadasi Ephesus Tour

Private tour to Ephesus Ancient City Ruins and near by attractions. Excursion takes approximately 6 to 7 hours.

70USD
Izmir Ephesus Tour

Starting from Izmir, the tour of Ephesus. Covers the most important attractions around and takes 5 to 6 hours.

70USD
Istanbul Ephesus Tour

Fly from Istanbul to Izmir and explore the marvels of Ephesus & around privately.

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The Terrace houses
House of the Rich - Terrace Houses

The houses built on the terraces on the slopes of Mount Koressos were inhabited by the wealthy families of the city. The first houses are dated to the 1st century AD and they had been used with some renovations until the city was abandoned.

Testimonials & Reviews

Wishing to avoid the high costs charged by a cruise line for a visit to the ancient sites of Ephesus and having read previous Trip Advisor reviews, we e-mailed Ephesus Tours to arrange a private tour. Met us exactly as promised on arrival and the guide that they provided us was excellent with fluent English.”

Alan & Julie, Royal Tunbridge Wells

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