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Private Ephesus Tours from Pamukkale ending in Kusadasi, Selcuk, Sirince and Izmir Airport
We offer private guided tours of Ephesus from Pamukkale Hotels, ending at Kusadasi, Selcuk, Sirince Hotels and Izmir Airport. All of our tours are operated with licensed tour guides and luxury chauffeured vehicles. It takes approximately 3 hours by car from Pamukkale to Ephesus. Therefore we recommend our guests to have an early morning start. We recommend to start the private Ephesus tour at 8.30am. Our driver will meet you at your hotel in Pamukkale, you will be driving approximately 3 hours to Selcuk town. Your Ephesus tour guide will meet you at Selcuk town. After meeting with the tour guide you will visit House of Virgin Mary, Ancient City of Ephesus and Temple of Artemis.
Kindly note that we are sending the driver from Ephesus area, due to long driving hours we do not offer Ephesus tours starting and ending in Pamukkale hotels.
The most economical way to travel to Ephesus from Pamukkale is by train. The train takes approximately 3 hours 15 minutes. We can meet you at Selcuk Train Station and after your private Ephesus tour can drop you back to Selcuk train station. You can either take the train back to Pamukkale or take another train to Izmir Airport or Izmir City. For the travelers who will choose this option, we recommend them to take the 8.45 train from Denizli (Pamukkale) Train Station which arrives at Selcuk (Ephesus) Train Station at 12.06.
Below please find train schedules.
Pamukkale Denizli Train Station >>> Ephesus Selcuk Train Station:
Ephesus Selcuk Train Station >>> Pamukkale Denizli Train Station
The Ancient City of Ephesus has hosted many civilizations throughout history. It draws attention as an advantageous region due to its geopolitical features. Ephesus Ancient City has become one of the most important settlements throughout the ages, as it serves as a bridge between Asia and Europe. The Ancient City of Ephesus lived its golden age during the Roman Empire. For this reason, it is possible to come across many works of Roman architecture.
Reasons that make Ephesus Ancient City as one of the Most Important, Interesting and Sacred Sites in the World
Although we can only visit a %12 of it now, the ancient city of Ephesus, which hosts so many stories, has obviously been an important site in the whole world throughout history. Although the first founders of the city seem to be the Amazons, the city changed hands many times and it was built by Alexander the Great for the last time in its present location.
Highlights that we visit during our Private Tours of Ephesus from Pamukkale :
Ephesus Theater, is one of the largest known theaters of Antiquity. The theater of Ephesus hosted theater plays, shows, political meetings, rallies and even small gladiator fights are held, has a capacity of approximately 25 thousand people.
Celsus Library, when Governor Celsus died, his son wanted to have his fathers sarcophagus to be placed in the center of Ephesus and keep his name alive by building a library on the sarcophagus. The library was the home to 12 thousand books, there are statues of women representing Wisdom, Virtue, Fate and Science.
House of Virgin Mary, According to the belief, after Jesus died, St. John and Mother Mary escaped from Jerusalem and came to Ephesus. And Mother Mary spent the last years of her life, praying and worshiping in a house a few kilometers near Ephesus.
Temple of Artemis, is also known as the Temple of Diana. The Temple of Artemis was built by the Greek Architect Chershpron by the order of the Lydian King Croseus. The temple was gifted to the goddess Artemis. Croseus is known as the richest king of the period. Its construction took approximately 120 years. The temple was built entirely of marble. Pheidias, Kresilas, Phradmon, Polycleitus, who were the important sculptors of the period, took part in the construction of the temple. The temple is filled with bronze and marble statues. The Temple of Artemis is one of the seven wonders of the world. It also has the distinction of being the first temple built in marble in the world. However, only a few marbles remain from the temple today.
by TransBalkan Tours is a fully licenced tour operator since 1963 and a member of TURSAB.
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Ephesus Travel Guide by TransBalkan Tours is a fully licenced tour operator and a member of TURSAB. License: A 776.