Highlights of Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi & Selcuk Hotels
In the morning, your guide will meet with you at Kusadasi hotel.
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. And, this giant city was built only with marbel.
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.
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 and biblical inscriptions statue of Dormition.
Seven Sleepers, In Christian and Muslim tradition, is the story of a group of youths who hid inside a cave outside the city of Ephesus around 250 AD to escape a religious persecution and emerge 300 years later.
In the end of the tour, you go back to Kusadasi hotel.
per adult from
5 to 7 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Professional Tour Guide
- Pick Up & Drop Off
- Private A/C Mercedes
- All Local Taxes
- Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
- Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
- Entry/Admission - Ephesus Museum
- Entry/Admission - Cave of the Seven Sleepers
- Entry/Admission - The Prytaneion
- Entry/Admission - Temple of Domitian
- Entry/Admission - Temple of Hadrian
What's excluded :
- Food & Drinks
- Personal Expenses
- Driver & Guide - Tips & Gratitue
- Entrance 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 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 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 Museums houses the statues of Ephesian Artemis, finds from the Temple of Artemis, Eros Statues, Hall of the Roman Empires, the Carvings of Hadrian Temple, biblical inscriptions statue of Dormition, statues of Augustus and Livia.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Cave of the Seven Sleepers, Acarlar Mahallesi, Selcuk 35920 Turkey
Cave of the Seven Sleepers
Duration: 30 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: 5 minutes
Stop At: Temple of Domitian, Selcuk Turkey
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.
When the unpopular emperor was killed by his servant, public quickly took vengeance and erased his name from many inscriptions.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Temple of Hadrian, Curetes St., Selcuk Turkey
Temple of Hadrian is one of the best preserved and most beautiful structures on Curetes Street. It was built before 138 A.D by P. Quintilius and was dedicated to the Emperor Hadrian, who came to visit the city from Athens in 128 A.D The facade of the temple has four Corinthian columns supporting a curved arch, in the middle of which contains a relief of Tyche, goddess of victory. The side columns are square.
Inside the Hadrian Temple above the door, a human figure, probably Medusa stands with ornaments of acanthus leaves. On both sides there are friezes depicting the story of the foundation of Ephesus - Androklos shooting a boar, Dionysus in ceremonial procession and the Amazons. The fourth frieze portrays two male figures, one of which is Apollo; Athena, goddess of the moon; a female figure, Androkles, Herakles, the wife and son of Theodosius and the goddess Athena. The friezes that are seen today are copies, and the originals are displayed in Ephesus Museum.
Duration: 5 minutes
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick up from Kusadasi, Kusadasi Port, 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
- Stroller 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
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- 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.