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From Izmir: Full-Day Ephesus Tour

4.6 / 5

52 reviews

Activity provider: Apasas Travel Turkey

From Izmir: Full-Day Ephesus Tour

Activity provider: Apasas Travel Turkey

From US$ 78.68 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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4.6 /5

based on 52 reviews

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This was a fantastic tour! We were picked up on time from our Airbnb in Izmir and were dropped off with the tour group. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and directed us to a number of amazing locations in Ephesus and the surrounding area. I would 100% recommend and would absolutely do it again.

July 13, 2022

Nizamettin, our guide, was very knowledgeable and extremely kind. There was plenty of time to visit the whole site of Ephesus calmly, taking the necessary moments of pause to take the photos. The visit to the House of the Virgin Mary was short, simply because the place is small and circumscribed. Lunch on the farm was exquisite. Thanks for the pleasant experience!

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June 29, 2022

Overall a great tour to learn more about the region and ancient history. Really surprising. Not sure if the stops at a local delights shop, pottery shop and leather fashion shop were communicated in the descriptions before, but we didn't expect that. It was really nice. Although it may make you feel bad, if you don't buy anything because of the warm hospitality at those places. We were only 6 people in total. The atmosphere was quite privat.

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June 3, 2022

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