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Half Day Ephesus


Half Day Ephesus

Level: Moderate (4 Hours)

Tour Highlights: 

– Hadrian Temple
– Celcius Library
– Great Amphytheatre
– Virgin Mary’s House

*Please ask our best rates for your groups.

Private licensed tour guide
Private vip van with driver
Fuel and parking fees for van
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After disembarkation,you will be met at the port by your private guide and driver.Drive about half an an hour to the House of Virgin Mary. It locates at the top of a mountain in a paeceful area among the pine trees. According to general belief, St John the Apostle brought Mary with him from Jerusalem to Ephesus.

There is a chapel here where the Virgin Mary is supposed to have spent her last years.

And then you will drive down to Ephesus ancient city, actually an open-air museum. The tour of Ephesus is going to be a walking tour from its Upper Gate down to the ancient Harbour area. Ephesus is one of the best-preserved Greco-Roman cities in the world. It was a door opening to Asia Minor  in Roman era. Due to being one of the most important port cities, people in Ephesus enjoyed the wealth of their time.They had adorned their city with impressive Library of Ephesus, Temples dedicated to Roman Emperors Hadrian and Domitian, fountains, luxurious houses, agoras, shops, Stream Baths of Scholastica, public lavatories and Grand Theatre. This sophisticated city used to have everything related to education,sports,entertainment and politics.

Your walking tour through the ruins of this ancient city will give you a chance to imagine  what life was like in Roman times in Ephesus.

Tour ends at the port.


*Please ask our best rates for your groups.

We don’t charge pre-payment for our daily tours.

We don’t accept credit card payments. The tour payment must be paid in cash to your tour guide when you meet.


Ephesus Ancient City: 25TL(€8 per person)

Virgin Mary’s House: 12,5TL(€4 per person)

While the tour you will need these items below, 

  • Sun cream
  • Bottled water
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Cap or hat


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