If you’re up for some fascinating sightseeing and a magnificent walk through history, our Bodrum Ephesus Tour is exactly what you need. Take an amazing stroll through the past of one of the greatest empires the world has ever seen.
Bodrum Ephesus Tour starts with a comfy drive from your hotel. During this cozy drive, we will take a break in Bafa Lake, and have a delightful open buffet breakfast at the charming local restaurant. You may bring some brekfast boxes or you can purchase breakfast in this restaurant. After a tasty meal, we will continue our drive to the ancient city of Ephesus. During this two-hour ride our professional guide will inform you about the about the program, as well as our destinations.
We will stop for a visit at the charming town of Selchuk. This lovely little town is well-known for its Turkish delight factory, where you can shop for the authentic Turkish deserts, such as crunchy and juice lokma, flavorful and peanut covered sambali cake, sweet and sticky sekerpare, and much more. If you have sweet tooth, you will be thrilled with our visit to this yummy outlet, before we head to legendary Ephesus.
Bodrum Ephesus Tour starts with a visit to the remains of the Artemis Temple. This glorious temple was built to honor one of the highest and most powerful of all Greek deities, Artemis. Artemis was the goddess of chastity, virginity, hunt, moon, and nature. This magnificent temple is considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
We will also visit the House of Virgin Mary, which is believed to be the last residence of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is recorded in some historical writings that St. John brought Virgin Mary to Ephesus after the death of Christ. According to the records, there was a small house built for her on Bulbuldagi Mountain. The Pope declared The House of Virgin Mary as one of the centers of Christian pilgrimage.
You will also see some impressive ruins, including the The Odeon, State Agora, The Prytaneion, Domitian Square, Hercules Gate, The Fountain of Trajan, Temple of Hadrian, walk through the Curetes Street, Celsius Library, The Gymnasium, The Grand Theatre, The Arcadian Way, and much more. All of these monuments remain well preserved. They are a beacon of Christianity, and constant reminder of great history of this ancient city.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see Turkey’s best features and learn something about the foundations of one of the greatest empires in the history of mankind.
Make the most of your holidays by joining an amazing excursion towards the ancient city of Ephesus. Our Bodrum Ephesus Tour enables you to get away from the crowds and admire the upgraded aesthetics of Ephesus, while unfolding the area’s history. Enjoy some incredible views, admire the ancient architecture and visit some of the country’s most notable sites with a full day excursion from Bodrum.
Pick up: During the morning time, a comfortable and modern vehicle will pick you up from your hotel in Bodrum. A professional tour guide will welcome you in the bus and explain to you the final details of this amazing sightseeing experience.
Breakfast stop: The road trip towards Ephesus is approximately 3 hours long. However, in order to make this journey pleasurable and joyful, some stops are included. The first stop, takes place to a restaurant close to Bafa Lake. There, you can have a tasty and energizing breakfast while admiring the natural beauty.
Selcuk Town: At the charming town of Selchuk another stop takes place. This town is known for having a long tradition in producing Turkish delights. You will visit a local factory and have the opportunity to taste the various flavours of this traditional dessert. If you wish, you may also purchase some of them to take back home.
Temple of Artemis: Sightseeing in Ephesus begins with a visit at the ruins of Artemis’ Temple. The most interesting highlight of this site is that is characterized as one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. During the visit, the tour guide will explain the importance and the history of this temple.
Ephesus: The tour continues towards the ancient city of Ephesus. During the Roman times, this settlement was the second most important city after Rome. As a centre for trade and politics, Ephesus was entirely constructed with marble and showcases an exquisite example of upgraded aesthetics and ancient design.
House of Virgin Mary: During this full day experience, you will also visit an important Christian site in the area. Surrounded by the tranquil atmosphere of nature, the house of Virgin Mary is according to the Christian Orthodox tradition, the place where she spent her last days. There, you can snap some nice photos, admire the natural setting and learn some interesting insights about this site.
Return: The tour to Ephesus finishes during the afternoon. By the end of the last stop, the bus will drive you back to Bodrum and drop you off at your place of accommodation.
A family friendly excursion. We were a kind of a big group, and had our kids with us. The Ephesus tour was exactly what we needed. First of all, I want to say that the company made everything easy for us, and as a family we experience zero inconvenience. The sightseeing at the ancient city is an experience on its own. Very interesting information, and Ephesus has a long history to explore. We also enjoyed our visit at the house of virgin Mary. Overall, I have very good memories from that day, and if you are a family don’t even think about it, just book! Our kids loved it!
Totally recommended! I was in Bodrum on solo vacations, and it was all about sightseeing. Ephesus is a wonderful place to visit, and extremely interesting. The whole day became even better coz of the guide. She was friendly and very good at history! If I have to note one thing for Ephesus is the amazing atmosphere that has. The site is made by marble, and once there, you can understand how important used to be back then. There are many things to see there, and having a guide is a must. It is also super picture-perfect! Don’t miss it!
Best tour we had! The guide Mehmet was amazing. Told us so much about Turkiye and the history of this beautiful country and of course about Ephesus. I would definitely recommend this tour to everybody.