By this impressive tour, we would like to give you the opportunity of setting out on a journey to the dusty pages of history. Discovering Ephesus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, means that you will learn tons of new, fascinating and interesting facts from the history and become wiser not only about Turkey but also the ancient world.
We will start our Tour in Marmaris and take you to the west part of Aegean area where the region of Selcuk is located. Besides being a lovely and small place itself, our purpose is to find Ephesus that is located in the heart of Selcuk.
We can hear you questioning what makes Ephesus so special, like the only game in town? Here is your answer: Ephesus diverges from the other antique cities and becomes unique of its kind because of the strict protection in force. Building is not allowed within the boarders of the antique city.
It is believed that the city was built by Kroisos-the Lydian King and dedicated to Artemis- the priapus goddess. It is also said that it took almost 120 years to build this massive city and it became the capital of the Hellenistic Period and one of the most important centres of the said period because of its closeness to the harbours and crucial location. Apart from its historical importance, Ephesus also has special meaning for Christianity. It is said that the Holy Bible was written by St. John and mother Mary closed her eyes to the world in this antique city. Despite hosting 1,5 million people approx. every year from different countries all around the world, that is the reason why a great majority of these guests consist of Christian people.
Take a stroll through the cobbled streets of marble, mosaics and frescoes which still adorn the walls of the ancient houses. Temple of Hadrian, baths and a brothel are among the perfectly preserved city attractions. You will be fascinated when you witness the existence of the numerous small details hidden in every single corner and want to know what their underlying story is.
Do not miss the famous Celsus Library, the most impressive building in Ephesus. The theater, which housed about 25,000 residents for gladiatorial contests and theatrical performances that has a spectacular view over the main street, lined with marble fountains, temples and baths. Also it is extremely worth to see the street of harbour, temple of Hadrian, House of Love, Agora and more…
Just give us a call and let us play a part of this precious experience of yours.
Included in the price of the Ephesus tour:
• Transfer from the hotel and back to the hotel
• Breakfast with hot drinks
• English-speaking professional guide
• Entrance Fees
• Drinks at the lunch
• Personal expenses
You must bring:
• A camera
• Money for drinks and souvenirs
Ephesus tour schedule:
06.30 – 07.30 Collection of guests from the hotels in Marmaris
08.30 – 09.00 Breakfast in Mugla
11.30 – 14.00 Tour of Ephesus
14.00 – 15.00 Lunch at the restaurant
16.30 – 20.00 Return to Marmaris