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Small Group Ephesus Tour

  • Full-day, Ephesus history tour
  • Visit historic and religious sites
  • Explore a UNESCO-listed city
Small Group Ephesus Tour
From US$ 29.58
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Half Day TourMost Popular
Sights with this option; Isabey Mosque - Ephesus Ruins then you will be dropped at Selcuk or Kusadasi.
US$ 29.58
Full Day Tour
Sights with this option; Isabey Mosque - Ephesus Ruins - Lunch Break - House of Virgen Mary - Temple of Artemis
US$ 53.24
Explore the ancient ruins and religious sites of Ephesus on a full-day, small group tour with lunch and an experienced guide. Follow the trail of the Virgin Mary to her mountainside house, then trace a route through the ancient city’s ruins, temples, theatre and the great Celsus Library. See an iconic mosque made of brick, marble and tiles, then see the ruined foundations of the Temple of Artemis, once a Wonder of the Ancient World.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at your hotel in Kuşadası or Selçuk around 9am, and get a brief introduction to local history during the 20-minute drive to the Virgin Mary House, a pilgrimage site that sits on the flanks of Aladağ mountain, south of Ephesus. Hear the legendary story of Mary’s trip to Ephesus after Jesus’ crucifixion then pay your respects at a small shrine that attracts Christian pilgrims from around the world.

Continue to the city of Ephesus, now a UNESCO-listed archeological site where you’ll find the beautifully preserved remains of Hellenistic and Roman settlements. Visit a theatre and temples that saw Roman emperors, and hear about the revolutions and religious transformations that shook this ancient city.

Step into the world of Anatolian Beyliks at Isa Bey mosque, a 14th-century building that’s among the most important of its era, then make a final stop at the Temple of Artemis to explore the stone remains of what was the largest temple on earth. Finish the day at 4:30-5pm at your hotel.
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Reviews (29)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A visit to the Ancient City of Ephesus, a must!

Travelled to Turkey with sisters and friends, which included a 2 day stop visiting Ephesus and Pamukale. Our small group tour was led by Ismail, who offered very interesting facts about the Ancient City sites, sprinkled with personal stories and insights. This made the walk...More

1  Thank Menchit B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wonderful Historical Ancient City of Ephesus

we did two tours with Fatma - small group tour to Pamukkale and another one to Ephesus. August 2018 It’s a magnificent ancient city of the Greek empire, built before 10,000BC. It’s a gorgeous and must visit place that has been preserved beautifully, with hundreds...More

Thank XiomaraL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Well organised tour in a great historical location

This was a well organized & worthwhile trip for it being at short notice on my part, as a day visit from Istanbul. I booked through Ismail & his wife Fatima, who was a great travel guide. You can find them at Discover Ephesus Travel....More

Thank bruce m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Extraordinary tour! Fatma is amazing!

I did two tours with Fatma - small group tour to Pamukkale and another one to Ephesus - and she is simply amazing! She goes far and beyond the call of duty! Fatma is very knowledgeable and passionate about her job and it shows. She’s...More

Thank mmae_s1234
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
A++ Superb couple tour guides. Professional, patient, kind hearted, very thorough with their knowledge.

We spent two days touring with them: Ismael took us to Ephesus and Fatima took us to Pamukkale & Hierapolis the next day. We cannot recommend them highly enough, as they are very knowledgeable, give you enough time to roam around after the explanation and...More

1  Thank Patrick G
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