Where is Ephesus ?
The archaeological site of Ephesus is part of Selcuk, a small town south of Izmir. The world-famous Ephesus is very close to Kusadasi and Izmir, 540 kilometers south of Istanbul. 60 kilometers south of Izmir City Center. 18 kilometers North East of Kusadasi. A long day from Istanbul or an easy trip from Izmir or the very popular holiday area around Kusadasi. Many people combine their trip to Ephesus with the famous Temple of Artemis, House of Virgin Mary and the Basilica of St. John.
From Izmir, Izban trains and TCDD trains run approximately every hour, 8 times a day. Between Izmir and Selcuk. Trains are cheap but crowded. For train schedules, please click here. These trains also stop at Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport. For travelers who are planning a day trip from Istanbul. We recommend them to fly to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport. They can take the train from Izmir Airport to Selcuk, or can take the Havas Shuttle Bus stopping in Selcuk, or we can provide private transportation.
From Istanbul, the closest airport to Ephesus, is Izmir Adnan Menderes airport. Budget travelers from Istanbul may also choose to get an overnight bus from Istanbul to Selcuk. The bus ride may take over 7 hours (one way). This would be a budget but a tiring option.
From Kusadasi, there are shared minibuses called Dolmus to Selcuk. The minibuses run approximately every 30 minutes. They are cheap but most of the time very crowded. But travelers should expect a long walk after getting of from Dolmus.
From Selcuk, the ancient city of Ephesus is approximately 4 kilometers. It can be reached by walking or taxis are available in Selcuk.
How long will the visit take?
Ephesus site is very large. If you have a deep interest in the subject, you will need it all day, most tourist tourists can spend 2 hours, up to 3 hours.
For travelers, who needs assistance, we provide Private Ephesus Tours, Private Ephesus Transfers and Ephesus Private Tour Guide services. For more information, please contact us.
3-dimensional real models of Ephesus
3-dimensional real models of Ephesus archaeological site and Ephesus Archaeological Museum is offered by Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism. In order to enable 3-dimensional real models of museums and archaeological sites to be visited on the internet and to promote cultural heritage in a virtual environment. To do virtual tour of Ephesus Ancient City and Ephesus Museum please visit:
Ephesus Ancient City:
Ephesus Archaeological Museum
Private Aphrodisias Tours from Kusadasi, Selcuk and Sirince
We offer Private Tours of Aphrodisias, one of the most spectacular archeological sites of Western Turkey from Kusadasi Cruise Port and Hotels of Kusadasi, Selcuk, Sirince.
From Kusadasi, Aphrodisias takes approximately 2 hours by car.
Aphrodisias,is a well known Greco Roman ancient city, located at the Western Turkey. It is one the UNESCO World Heritage List sites of Western Turkey. The Ancient City of Aphrodisias is known with the marble quarries which are located north of the city. Wealth of Aphrodisias comes from its marble quarries.
Aphrodisias, one of the most magnificent ancient cities dating to the Ancient Greek and Roman periods is currently located in Aydın's Karacasu district, is famous for the Temple of Aphrodite, Aphrodisias preserved its glory from the 2nd century BC to the 6th century AD.
The Unesco Heritage Sites located at the Western Turkey:
Aphrodisias is excavated by New York University. Head of Aphrodisias archaeological excavations Prof. Dr. Roland Smith mentioned that sculptors trained in the ancient city of Aphrodisias travelled parts of the Roman Empire, and it is possible to see the signatures of the sculptors of Aphrodisias in the villa known as 'Hadrian's villa' in Italy.
The ancient city of Aphrodisias, which holds the title of 'the most famous sculptor center' of the Roman period, fascinates tourists with its sculptures that have survived to the present day and well preserved city structures..
Although its history goes back to 7 thousand years ago, Aphrodisias, which lived its most glorious period in the Roman period, is located in the district of Karacasu in Aydın. Aphrodisias, known among the cities dedicated to Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty in ancient times, Aphrodisias became a sculptor center of the Roman Empire.
Aphrodisias welcomes many enthusiasts and art lovers every year with its sculptures and reliefs unearthed during excavations.
Cost of Private Aphrodisias Tour from Kusadasi: 200 Euros (Total to be paid 1-6 people)
* Above rate is NOT a per person rate. It is total to be paid for your group.
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* There is no prepayment required for the reservation. To avoid disappointment, we recommend to make your private tour reservation at earliest possible.
Payment can be made in Euros, Turkish Liras, British Pounds and US Dollars cash at the end of the tour. There is no prepayment required for the booking.
You can cancel a tour 72 hours in advance of your tour departure without any charges. If you would like to cancel a tour, simply send us an email and we will be happy to assist you. Once you are within the 24 hour tour departure window, the tour becomes non-refundable. This is because our guide and vehicle have set aside space to accommodate your request and will often not be able to fill that space with another customer so close to departure.
For more information, please contact us.
Private Ephesus Tours for Princess Cruises Passengers: Pacific Princess, Discovery Princess, Enchanted Princess
For 2021, there will be 8 port of calls of Princess Cruise Line. Pacific Princess, Discovery Princess and Enchanted Princess will be calling to Kusadasi Cruise Port. Four of the calls will be made by Pacific Princess, and the others will be made by Discovery Princess and Enchanted Princess
Pacific Princess will be docked at Kusadasi Cruise Port on July 16th 2021 during 12 Night Greek Isles Connoisseur Cruise. Enchanted Princess will be at the Kusadasi Cruise Port on October 17th during 11 Night Grand Mediterranean Cruise.
We offer private tours of Ephesus for Pacific Princess, Discovery Princess and Enchanted Princess passengers. Please visit our website for private Ephesus Tours from Kusadasi Cruise Port.
Private Ephesus Tours for MSC Cruise Passengers: MSC Poesia
MSC Poesia of MSC Cruise Lines will call to the Kusdasi Port in 2021.
We have been receving enquiries for private tours of Ephesus from Kusadasi Cruise Port from MSC Poesia Cruise passengers.
MSC Poesia will be making 3 calls to Kusadasi Port during Mediterranean Cruise in 2021:
We offer private tours of Ephesus, Temple of Artemis and House of Virgin Mary with excellent licensed tour guides from Kusadasi Cruise Port
For more information please visit: Private Ephesus Tours from Kusadasi or contact us.
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