Go Back to the Ancient Roman World on Private Ephesus Tours

Any tours of Ephesus will take you to this extraordinary archaeological paradise go back to see how the ancient Roman world lived and worked for many years during the Hellenistic Age and The Roman Age. Ephesus is one of many Ancient cities in Turkey that borders the town of Selcuk, south of Izmir and 15 minutes from the coastal town of Kusadasi.

Ephesus excursions or any private Ephesus tours will show you one of the seven wonders of the world including the Temple of Artemis which was built in Alexander the Great's time after the old temple was destroyed by fire by Herostratus and much more.  Read More...
Go Back to the Ancient Roman World on Private Ephesus Tours
When you visit the entrancing ancient city of Ephesus take your time to explore everything and use your time to see the best of Ephesus Tours, so you can completely understand why it is the most famous archaeological attractions in Turkey.
 
The culture and history that you will learn when you are on any Ephesus day tour with a guide will be fascinating, and you will not regret it. You do not necessarily have to be an expert historian or amateur archaeologist to understand the ancient city and the knowledge it has given the world your private Ephesus tour will do that for you.
 
Most Ephesus excursions will take you The Isa Bey Mosque, constructed by the locals in the 14th century has a spectacular marble portal which your Ephesus tour guide will be happy to show you. Also, a visit to the Basilica of St John is a must along with a walk around the Ephesus Archaeological Museum where you will see unique works of art including the Statue of Artemis.

Ephesus Kusadasi Turkey Tours are very popular as you get to see the lovely coastal town of Kusadasi while enjoying your Ephesus day tour. Marble street is a great place to take some pictures as the view looking down on Ephesus is spectacular.

Best Time To Visit Ephesus

The region where Ephesus is has dry and warm summers, mild and sometimes rainy springs and autumns and short, cool winters. This means you can visit Ancient Ephesus all year round. Ephesus visiting time is between 8.00am to 17.00pm in the summertime and between 8.00am to 19.00pm in the winter time. We suggest you start your Tour of Ephesus early in the morning when it is cooler, an not so much sun, wear protective cream and cover up from the sun.

Typical Costs in Ephesus

Entrance fees to Ephesus are approximately $11.00 per person, and an entry fees of $7.50 is charged for The Church of the Virgin Mary these prices can fluctuate seasonally and depending on exchange rates. Many Ephesus Tours will include both entrance fees and usually include lunch. Souvenirs are typically priced in USD, and they are not cheap at the sites, water and food are also a little more expensive around $5.00 - $10.00 for a sandwich.

Know Before Visiting Ephesus

Dress appropriately on any Ephesus excursions as you will visit many holy places so covering up is suitable. Wear a hat or bandana at all times and be sure to have applied plenty of suncream before leaving your hotel to escape sunstroke. Drink plenty of fluids and keep yourself hydrated on the tour, take breaks to rest during the day when you need to. Stay with your Ephesus tour guide as this location is vast can get very busy during high season.

Weather in Ephesus

Due to its location, July and August are the high season in this region of Turkey with temperatures hitting over 40 degrees. April, May and October are the mildest ranging from 20 - 27 degrees while June to September can go over 30 degrees. January, February and December are a little colder around 14 degrees. If you are prepared and read our good to know section Ephesus Tours anytime during the year are attainable.

Dining And Nightlife in Ephesus

The Ephesus region is situated in an isolated area, and many tourists visit on day tours so in terms of dining and nightlight it is the close towns and villages that people may visit. Selçuk the nearest town and has some great places to eat out in or there is the coastal town of Kusadasi where you can go for some exciting nightlife should you wish to do so.

Shopping in Ephesus

Turkey can be a shoppers paradise, and your Ephesus tour guide will assist you in recommendations for Leather Goods, Carpets, Kilims, Ceramic Art and Souvenirs. Traditionally many shops will give their customers a Turkish Eye with their purchases to ward off evil. The range of spices and Lokum (Turkish Delight) are huge, and there are many varieties of tea.

How to Reach Ephesus

  • If you are taking a private tour to Ephesus from The Kusadasi Port it takes around 20 min. It's a 21 km drive to reach the main entrance gate at Ephesus.
  • Ephesus from Izmir Port takes around 1hr 15 Min, but Izmir port is located in the centre of the city so leave enough time for traffic depending on your ship arrival time. It is a 78 km drive.
  • Ephesus from Izmir Airport is 50 km and the drive is approximately 50 minutes, if you are flying from Istanbul to Izmir you will have a comfortable drive to Ephesus via the highway.

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