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From Izmir: Full-Day Ephesus Tour

4.7 / 5

78 reviews

Activity provider: Apasas Travel Turkey

From Izmir: Full-Day Ephesus Tour

Activity provider: Apasas Travel Turkey

From US$ 83.72 per person

Discover House of the Virgin Mary, Ancient City of Ephesus, Temple of Artemis, and Sirince in a shared or private group tour from Izmir. Visit an old village and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

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Duration 8 hours
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Pickup from your hotel. Please be ready for pickup 15 minutes before the tour start time.
Private or small groups available


  • Enjoy a full-day tour of Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary from Izmir
  • Explore the House of the Virgin Mary
  • Wander the historic city of Ephesus
  • See the the Trajan’s Fountain and the Agora and the Celsius Library, among other sites
  • Feast on a delicious lunch
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Start with a pickup from your hotel in Izmir. Then, the discovery of Ephesus begins with the House of the Virgin Mary and a 10-minute drive to the ancient city of Ephesus. Explore the city by walking on the marble streets, accompanied by a guide. 

See the Odeon, State Agora, the Pretension, the Memmius Monument, the Domitian Temple, Hercules Gate, Curetes Street, Hadrian Temple, and the Latrines. Choose to take an optional visit to the terrace houses for an additional cost. 

After the terrace houses, carry on with your exploration with the Celsus Library, Marble Road, Commercial Agora, Great Theater, and Arcadian (harbor road). Enjoy a nice lunch served in a quaint local restaurant.

Visit the Temple of Artemisa and take pictures of the church of St. John and the Mosque of İsa Bey. Enjoy free time in the old village of Sirince to discover the traditional houses, the fruit-flavored wine production, and enjoy some wine tasting. 

End the day with a transfer back to Izmir airport or to your hotel in Izmir.

  • English Speaking guide
  • Entrances Fees
  • Lunch
  • Hotel or cruise pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fee for the Terrace Houses (85 ₺ per person)

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4.7 /5

based on 78 reviews

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Gul Ozyigit was an exceptional tour guide - very knowledgeable and flexible to meet group needs and make this a memorable experience. She's also very friendly and personable which made the day a lot of fun! The tour's activities are well organized for a great balance of ways to appreciate this area's rich culture. 5 stars, thumbs up!!!

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November 10, 2022

Picked me up from my hotel, went to meet tour guide in a bus. Guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We went to multiple sites, ate lunch, wine tasting. Only downside was that it was too windy to go ziplining and there were a few “stop here and get a sales pitch” areas, but these are minor complaints. The trip was fun, safe, educational and cheaper than taking a taxi to one location let alone all the places we visited. Highly recommended.

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November 7, 2022

I really enjoyed my outing to Ephesus. The driver was on time picking me up at my hotel. Nisam, our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the area. He was super friendly and made plenty of good jokes:). A super lunch was served, and we were shown beautiful carpets and pottery and introduced to the craftsmen and their process.

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November 4, 2022

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