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Explore The Ancient Ruins Of Ephesus Over A 4-Hours Private Tour

5.0

(12)

  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Archeology, History, Story Telling

  • Duration

    4 Hours

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    English

Description

Embark on a journey to the ancient city of Ephesus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, starting from the ancient luxury terrace houses of the nobles. Admire the grand parliament building and visit the ancient hospital where Nike's famous symbol is said to have originated. Also, explore the Library of Celsus, the third-largest library in the world and the first shopping mall in history.

Highlights
  • Understand how the noble class lived in ancient times at the terrace houses 
  • Step back in time to the third largest library in the world, the Library of Celsus
  • Take in the grandeur of the Odean and the Hadrian Temple, iconic landmarks of Ephesus
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    • Begin the tour by exploring the terrace houses of the nobles before admiring the grand ancient parliament building. 
    • Next, we will visit an ancient hospital where the famous Nike symbol is said to have originated before heading towards the city center. You will marvel at the ancient bath complex, fountain, and renowned Hadrian Temple while the guide shares fascinating and entertaining facts about them. 
    • Then the tour will take you to the storied Library of Celsus, the third-largest library in the world, and the ancient shopping center of Ephesus, the first-ever "shopping mall" in history! 
    • We will then go to the grand theatre near the harbour, where the famed gladiator fights once occurred. We will also visit the Odeon, a parliament building, and the nearby Town Hall opposite the Agora. 
    • From there, we will walk to the terrace where the Memius Monument and Domitian Temple are located, offering a panoramic view of the city. 
    • As we walk down Curetes Street, we will see the Trajan Fountain, the Hadrian Temple, and the famous public toilets. The terrace houses, where the wealthy Ephesians used to reside, are the most significant landmarks on this street. 
    • Finally, we will end the tour at the Ephesus Theatre and Harbor Street.
What's Included
  • English-speaking tour guide
What's Excluded
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Entrance tickets, if any
  • Transportation cost 
Know before you go
  • Please note transportation from Kusadasi and Izmir can be provided if selected as an add-on while booking the tour. 
Meeting Point

Lower Entrance Gate of the Ephesus

Cancellation Policy

No refund in case of any cancellation.

Tour Reviews
  • S

    Samantha

    Excellent Tour

    The tour was excellent. Our guide was engaging and made history come alive. I loved the visit to the public toilets - a fascinating glimpse into ancient life!

  • S

    Sarah

    Incredible Tour!

    The private tour of Ephesus was incredible! The itinerary was perfectly planned to maximize our time and experience.

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    Lisa

    Awe-Inspiring Sites!

    The Explore the Ancient Ruins of Ephesus tour was fantastic. The guide was informative and friendly, and the sites we visited were awe-inspiring. I loved the visit to the library and the shopping center!

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    John

    An Unforgettable Experience

    The private tour of Ephesus was an unforgettable experience. Our guide was knowledgeable and passionate about the history of this ancient city, and the sites we visited were breathtaking.

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    Laura

    A Must-See Tour!

    This Explore the Ancient Ruins of Ephesus tour is a must-see when visiting Turkey. The guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and the sites we visited were truly incredible. I loved the visit to the grand theatre!

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    Jiang

    loved the hospitality

    There were four of us, and although the pickup was from the hotel we landed at the port via cruise the best thing that I liked about our guide was that he picked us up from the port, and we were transported in a spacious van meant for around twelve people to Ephesus. Throughout the journey, we acquired a wealth of information, and our thoughtfully captured photos for our group. We also visited a pottery and rug establishment where there was no sales pressure. LOVED IT !!!!!

  • J

    Josaphene

    everything was tailored very good

    The experience was entirely hassle-free and impeccably coordinated. The duration of the tour and the volume of information provided were ideal for me. Everything went smoothly for us, thanks

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    Daisy

    Explored the Lavish Terrace Houses of Ephesus

    These beautifully preserved dwellings offered a glimpse into the lavish lifestyle enjoyed by the elite of Ephesus. From intricately mosaic-tiled floors to elaborate frescoes adorning the walls, every detail spoke of wealth and status. It's fascinating to learn that these houses were equipped with sophisticated heating systems, an indication of the advanced engineering prowess of the time. Exploring the Terrace Houses truly transported me back to an era of luxury and refinement.

  • K

    Khaleel

    Captivating location

    The ornate facade, adorned with statues and intricate reliefs, was a sight to behold

  • C

    Chin-mae

    House full of knowledge

    It's incredible to think that the library housed thousands of scrolls offering a wealth of information on philosophy, science, and literature. The grandeur of the structure, coupled with its rich historical significance, left me in awe of the achievements of ancient scholars and thinkers.

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    Kirat

    Odean's Cultural Legacy in Ephesus

    The Odean's perfect acoustics blew me away! It's crazy to think this place held thousands for entertainment in ancient Ephesus. Exploring it gave me a real feel for the city's lively cultural scene.

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    Michael

    Ephesus's Symbol of Roman Influence

    It was amazing when I discovered that this temple represented Roman power and influence in Ephesus. Standing before it, one is whisked away to an age of imperial grandeur and cross-cultural interaction

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