Best Turkey Ephesus Ancient City Tours

Ephesus, the best-preserved Greco-Roman city in Anatolia, is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Turkey, with around 2 million annual visitors. The best places to visit in Ephesus, Turkey, include the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; St. John's Basilica (or the House of the Virgin Mary); Roman Baths; Agora; Love House; Public Toilets and Saint John's Church. One of the most commonly asked questions is ‘How do I get from Ephesus to Pamukkale?’. It is almost a 2-hour drive between Ephesus and Pamukkale, so visiting Pamukkale and Ephesus by tour can be a better way. Because of the extremely hot summer weather, the best times to visit Ephesus are spring, autumn, and winter. Early mornings are the best times of the day to explore Ephesus and avoid crowds. Daily tours also provide travelers with the option to visit Ephesus from Istanbul via domestic flights.

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Daily Ephesus & Sirince Tour from KusadasiDaily Ephesus & Sirince Tour from Kusadasi

Daily Ephesus & Sirince Tour from Kusadasi

Visit the ancient city of Ephesus including the Basilica of St. John. The Apostle Paul preached to the Ephesians and lived here for three years. This church also received an epistle from him. We tour the spectacular ruins where excavations still continue in this once great and important city, which was founded in the 10th century BC. 

Tour TypeRegular & Private
DepartureScheduled
DestinationsKusadasiEphesusSirince VillageKusadasi
Stars inKusadasi
Ends inKusadasi
Operated inEnglish
Daily Ephesus & Sirince Tour from Kusadasi
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Daily, 4 Destinations
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Ephesus Sirince Tour from Istanbul By PlaneEphesus Sirince Tour from Istanbul By Plane

Ephesus Sirince Tour from Istanbul By Plane

Visit the ancient city of Ephesus including the Basilica of St. John. The Apostle Paul preached to the Ephesians and lived here for three years. 

Tour TypeRegular & Private
DepartureGuaranteed
DestinationsIstanbulIstanbul AirportIzmir Adnan Menderes AirportEphesusSirince VillageIzmir Adnan Menderes AirportIstanbul Airport
Stars inIstanbul
Ends inIstanbul Airport
Operated inEnglish
Ephesus Sirince Tour from Istanbul By Plane
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Daily, 7 Destinations
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6 Days Aydın City and Cooking Tour Package6 Days Aydın City and Cooking Tour Package

6 Days Aydın City and Cooking Tour Package

Aydin is located in Aegean Region, you can explore nature and beauties of city; Archeology, Architecture and lots of things. If you would like to see something different in your life and if you like cooking or want to learn how to cook, we offer you very special itinerary to learn very good Turkish cuisines with smiley and friendly Turkish people. In this tour package you will not only have a chance to taste local foods but also you will learn how to cook them. You can also taste one of the most popular Turkish culture; This is Turkish Bath. After this experience you feel quite relaxed.

Tour TypeRegular & Private
DepartureScheduled
DestinationsAydinAydinEphesusAydinPamukkaleAydin
Stars inAydin
Ends inAydin
Operated inEnglish
6 Days Aydın City and Cooking Tour Package
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6 Days, 6 Destinations
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Daily Ephesus & Sirince Village Tour from AydinDaily Ephesus & Sirince Village Tour from Aydin

Daily Ephesus & Sirince Village Tour from Aydin

The Ephesus is an exceptional testimony to the cultural traditions of the Hellenistic, Roman Imperial and early Christian periods. Ephesus is an important site for Christianity; being one of the seven Churches of Revelation. Apostle Paul probably spent two and half years in Ephesus during his third missionary journey.

Tour TypeRegular & Private
DepartureScheduled
DestinationsAydinEphesusSirince VillageAydin
Stars inAydin
Ends inAydin
Operated inEnglish
Daily Ephesus & Sirince Village Tour from Aydin
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Daily, 4 Destinations
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4 Days Aydin Vacation Packages4 Days Aydin Vacation Packages

4 Days Aydin Vacation Packages

Aydin is located in Eagean Region, you can explore nature and beauties of city; Archeology, Arcitechture and lots of things. If you would like to see something different in your life and if you like cooking or want to learn how to cook, we offer you very special itinerary to learn very good Turkish cuisines with smiley and friendly Turkish people. In this tour package you will not only have a chance to taste local foods but also you will learn how to cook them.

Tour TypeRegular & Private
DepartureScheduled
DestinationsAydinEphesusAydin
Stars inAydin
Ends inAydin
Operated inEnglish
4 Days Aydin Vacation Packages
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4 Days, 3 Destinations
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2 Days Ephesus & Pamukkale Tour from Kusadasi2 Days Ephesus & Pamukkale Tour from Kusadasi

2 Days Ephesus & Pamukkale Tour from Kusadasi

we shall visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, for the following day we will visit Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world en-route, visiting the Temple of Artemis, Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsus Library and Grand theatre.

Tour TypeRegular
DepartureScheduled
DestinationsKusadasiPamukkaleEphesusKusadasi
Stars inKusadasi
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Operated inEnglish
2 Days Ephesus & Pamukkale Tour from Kusadasi
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2 Days, 4 Destinations
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5 Days All Inclusive Hotel Kusadasi Holiday5 Days All Inclusive Hotel Kusadasi Holiday

5 Days All Inclusive Hotel Kusadasi Holiday

Discover the beauty of the Aegean Coastline with the perfect vacation package, the 5 Day All-Inclusive Kusadasi Hotel Holiday. This package offers a variety of exciting features, including two of Turkey's most sought-after attractions, the ancient city of Ephesus and the magnificent Calcium Terraces of Pamukkale. Optional tours are also available if you desire to explore more. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to create unforgettable memories.

Tour TypeRegular & Private
DepartureScheduled
DestinationsKusadasiEphesusKusadasiPamukkaleKusadasi
Stars inKusadasi
Ends inKusadasi
Operated inEnglish
5 Days All Inclusive Hotel Kusadasi Holiday
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5 Days, 5 Destinations
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10 Days All Inclusive Hotel Kusadasi Holiday10 Days All Inclusive Hotel Kusadasi Holiday

10 Days All Inclusive Hotel Kusadasi Holiday

Escape to the charming Kusadasi district in Turkey with this delightful 10-day all-inclusive holiday package. Discover the wonders of the region with specially designed tours, including visits to historic landmarks and breathtaking sights. Take a relaxing picnic boat tour, or add some thrills to your holiday with a visit to the aqua park. This package promises a wonderful vacation filled with endless fun and excitement. Experience the enchanting beauty of Kusadasi and create lasting memories that will stay with you forever.

Tour TypePrivate
DepartureScheduled
DestinationsKusadasiEphesusKusadasiPamukkaleKusadasi
Stars inKusadasi
Ends inKusadasi
Operated inEnglish
10 Days All Inclusive Hotel Kusadasi Holiday
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10 Days, 5 Destinations
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21 Day Europe Balkan Combined Tour21 Day Europe Balkan Combined Tour

21 Day Europe Balkan Combined Tour

This exclusive tour is consisted of many different countries to include Turkey, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia and Greece with an exciting itinerary to let you enjoy the Adriatic coast and the Balkans entirely where you will also get to see Aegean Region and experience a journey through Greece. TOUR ROUTE: Istanbul – Bursa (Uludag) - Kusadasi - Troy - Canakkale - Gallipoli - Edirne/Turkey - Plovdiv - Sofia - Sandaski - Melnik/Bulgaria - Thessaloniki - Vergina - Kalambaka/Greece- Skopje -Ohrid/Macedonia - Tirana/Albania - Budva/Montenegro - Dubrovnik/Croatia - Mostar - Sarajevo - Visoco Travnik - Bihac/Bosnia – Ljubljana - Bled/Slovenia - Zagreb/CroatiaTOUR ROUTE:

Tour TypePrivate
DepartureScheduled
DestinationsIstanbulBursaUludagKusadasiEphesusKusadasiBergamaTroyCanakkaleEdirnePlovdivSofiaRila MonasterySandanskiMelnikThessalonikiVerginaKalambakaSkopjeOhridTiranaBudvaDubrovnikMostarSarajevoVisokoTravnikBihaćPlitvice Lakes National ParkLjubljanaBledZagreb
Stars inIstanbul
Ends inZagreb
Operated inEnglish
21 Day Europe Balkan Combined Tour
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21 Days, 32 Destinations
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23 Days Asia Europe and Balkan Countries Tour23 Days Asia Europe and Balkan Countries Tour

23 Days Asia Europe and Balkan Countries Tour

This exclusive tour is consisted of many different countries to include Turkey, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Croatia, Bosnia and Greece with an exciting itinerary to let you enjoy the Adriatic coast and the Balkans entirely where you will also get to see Aegean Region and experience a tasty journey through Greece. TOUR ROUTE: Istanbul – Bursa (Uludag) - Kusadasi - Troy - Canakkale – Gallipoli - Edirne/Turkey Sofia/Bulgaria - Thessaloniki - Kalambaka/Greece- Ohrid/Macedonia - Durres/Albania - Budva/Montenegro - Dubrovnik/Croatia - Mostar - Split /Bosnia - Zagreb/Croatia - Ljubljana/Slovenia

Tour TypePrivate
DepartureScheduled
DestinationsIstanbulBursaKusadasiEphesusKusadasiBergamaTroyEdirneSofiaThessalonikiKalambakaOhridDurrësBudvaDubrovnikMostarSplitZagrebLjubljana
Stars inIstanbul
Ends inLjubljana
Operated inEnglish
23 Days Asia Europe and Balkan Countries Tour
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23 Days, 19 Destinations
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Discover Best Turkey Ephesus Ancient City Tours

Board on unforgettable Ephesus (Kusadasi) Turkey tours to enjoy yourself in the rich historical mosaic of the ancient city. Marvel at the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Let the echoes of the past be heard in the Ephesus Amphitheater. Experience the allure of Ephesus with knowledgeable guides, ensuring you don't miss a single detail. 

Turkey Ephesus Ancient City tours also allow you to explore the biblical significance of the region. Walk in the footsteps of the Apostle Paul in Ephesus, tour the Basilica of St. John and Ephesus Baptist Church. Uncover the layers of history as you visit the Church of Ephesus in Revelation, reflecting on Ephesus city’s role during the time of Paul. The ancient stones tell the story of Ephesus in the Bible, and feel the spiritual depth of this captivating city.  Next Sirince Village will fascinate your with its traditional architecture and locally produced fruit wines. 

Top visiting sights in Ephesus

  • Library of Celsus
  • House of the Virgin Mary
  • Ephesus Ancient Theater
  • Temple of Hadrian
  • Temple of Artemis 
  • Trajan’s Fountain
  • Prytaneion
  • Seven Sleepers Cave
  • Heracles Gate
  • Harbor Street
  • Ephesus Terrace Houses 
  • Varius Bath
  • Agora
  • Temple of Domitianus
  • Pollio Fountain
  • Marble Street
  • Vedius Gymnasium
  • UNESCO Heritage St. John’s Basilica

FAQs Ephesus

What is Ephesus famous for?

Ephesus Ancient City is famous for the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Celsus Library, a theatre that closely mirrors its ancient version, the House of the Virgin Mary and the Basilica of St. John. It is believed that the Virgin Mary spent her last years in Ephesus, and her house is now considered a sacred place. Additionally, the evangelist St. John resided his final years in Ephesus and his grave is on the southern slope of Ayasuluk Hill. Ephesus holds not only historical value but also religious significance, making it a place of great importance.

What are 3 facts about the city of Ephesus?

  1. The Library of Celsus was erected in honor of Tiberius. It was the third-largest library after Alexandria and Pergamum and was home to a collection of 12,000-15,000 scrolls.
  2. Ephesus was formerly the capital of the Asia Minor region within the Roman Empire and held the distinction of being the second-largest city in the empire.
  3. Ephesus is home to the very first church dedicated to the Virgin Mary, also mentioned several times in the New Testament. Both the Apostle Paul and Saint John the Evangelist, along with Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Paul VI, and Pope John Paul II, visited Ephesus and the house of Mary.

Is Ephesus one of the 7 Wonders of the World?

Ephesus Ancient City is not counted among the Seven Wonders of the World, but the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus holds the distinction of being one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Best Things to do in Ephesus

  • Visit the Library of Celsus.
  • Explore the Virgin Mary House, a pilgrimage place.
  • Tour the Ephesus Ancient Theatre— ancient world’s biggest 
  • Explore the Seven Sleepers Cave.
  • See the UNESCO Heritage St. John’s Basilica.
  • Climb Ayasuluk Hill and enjoy the view.