One Day Tour
Enjoy an immersive visit to the ruins of Ephesus during this full-day, small group Ephesus Tour from Kuşadası. Learn why the archaeological site was once the second-largest city in the Roman Empire. Tours include a stop at the House of the Virgin Mary, lunch, and pickup and drop-off from your Kuşadası hotel.
A full-day, small-group excursion to Ephesus.
Relax with front-door pickup and drop-off in Kundasi in an A/C vehicle.
Enjoy a personalized, guided visit in a group of only 12 people.
A tasty lunch is included.
Ephesus was the second-largest city in the Roman Empire, with over 250,000 people in the 1st century BC. Ranking only behind Rome it was the second-largest city in the world. Ephesus was the harbor city. This giant city was built only with marble. Did you know Ephesus had the largest amphitheater in the ancient world, with over 25,000 seats? Also see Goddess Nike, Local pharmacy, Hadrian Gate, Library of Celsius (the third largest library), Mable Street, Harbour Street.
2 hours • Admission Ticket Included
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
The House of Virgin Mary is where, according to many people's beliefs, Mary, the mother of Jesus, spent the 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. 1 hour • Admission Ticket Included
Temple of Artemis
Temple of Artemis or Artemision, also known less precisely as the Temple of Diana, was Greek Temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis. It was located in Ephesus and it was one of the seven wonders of the world. 30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free
The Isabey Mosque, constructed in 1374 – 1375, is one of the oldest and most impressive works of architectural art remaining from the Anatolian Beyliks. The mosque is situated on the outskirts of the Ayasuluk Hills at Selcuk – Ephesus. 30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free
The Agora on the southern part of the Basilica is the State Agora, and was built in the Roman Period in the first century B.C. This Agora was used not for commerce but business. It played an important role as a meeting place for governmental discussions. During the excavations in the northeast corner of the Agora were found many graves from the 7th-6th centuries B.C, a stone-paved road, and an archaic sarcophagus of terra cotta. From this, it is understood that in the archaic period this part of the Agora was used as the necropolis of Ephesus. A water reservoir at the corner of the Agora played an important role in Ephesus. Its water was brought to the city through the Pollio Aqueduct; the remains of the Pollio Aqueduct can be seen 5 kilometers away, along the Selçuk-Aydin highway.
Ten minutes • Admission Ticket Included.
Temple of Domitian
It was located at the south end of Domitian Street, Ephesus's first structure 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 side of the terrace seems to be two-stories high, reached by stairs. The stairs are still visible today. The temple, built in the 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 colon. At the northern side there was an u-shaped altar, which is now displayed in the Izmir museum. It was during the reign of Domitian that an emperor was permitted to build an Emperor Temple; that is the permission to be the 'neocoros' for the first time, which was a great honor for a city.
5 minutes • Admission Ticket Included
Hercules Gate is located towards the end of Curetes Street; it was called the Hercules gate because of the relief of Hercules on it. It was brought from another place in the fourth century AD to its current place, but its ease dates back to the second century AD. Only the two sides of the columns remain today, and the other parts have not been found. The relief of the flying Nike in the Domitian Square is also considered a part of this gate. The Heracles Gate narrowed the access to the street, preventing the passage of vehicles. We can understand that from the Fourth Century, the street had become a pedestrian area.
10 minutes • Admission Ticket Included