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Ephesus Tours

Ephesus Tour starts early in the morning to avoid the heat of the day as much as possible everyday. There is one hour drive from the center of Izmir to the rural district of Selçuk in the south of the province. On the way, the professional tour guide will provide you with some information about the area and historical highlights of the country.

Once we arrive in Selçuk, there might be some opportunity to discover the local artisanry of the country. Then we enter the site through the northern gate. We will get off from our van once we arrive at the gate, and our van will be heading for the southern gate to pick up at the end of our. This is the most preferred manner of doing this tour, as it is easier to walk downwards. The walk through Ephesus takes roughly 2 hours. The ancient city is located in the valley between Mount Koressos and Mount Pion. As we walk downwards on this valley, we are going to see some great monuments in Ephesus such as the Herakles Gate, the Memmius Monument, the Domitian Temple, the Trajan Fountain, the Hadrian Temple, the Library of Celsus, the Trade Agora, and finally, the Great Theater of Ephesus, which holds the title of being the largest ancient theater in the country and a biblical place as it is mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles. Ephesus is also believed to have been the final resting place of the Virgin Mary.

After we finish Ephesus Tour, we get back in our van to see the area where the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, was once located. After hearing the information that your guide will provide you, we will get back in our van and head for lunch in a local restaurant with open buffet, where you will get to try the light, vegetable-based cuisine of the Aegean Region. 

Finally, we will get back in our van and head back to Izmir. We will be heading north for roughly one hour. And after we arrive to your hotel, we will say goodbye in the hope of meeting again on your next travels.

  • How far is Ephesus from Izmir?

There is a one hour drive from Izmir from Ephesus.

  • Where is Ephesus located?

Ephesus is located in Selçuk, Izmir in the western Türkiye and the ruins of the city are located between the Mount Coressos and the Mount Pion.

  • Why is the Temple of Artemis important?

It is categorized as one of the Seven Wonder of the Ancient World.

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