If you would like to do some fascinating sightseeing and take an exciting walk through the past of one of the most powerful empires in the history of the mankind, then our Marmaris Ephesus Tour is exactly what you need. Book your Ephesus tour now and be a part of this unique journey through the history of the ancient world.
Our escapade starts with a cozy drive from your accommodation in Marmaris to the Turkish town called Selcuk, where have the remains of the ancient city of Ephesus. While we travel, your breakfast will be served as lunch box and aslo our professional English speaking guide will inform you about the program of our upcoming visits.
One of our first stops will be a visit to the lovely little town of Selchuk. This wonderful town is famous for its delight factory where you can get prepared for Ephesus, use the restrooms and taste some traditional Turkish sweet.
Upon our arrival to Selcuk, we will visit the remains of the magnificent Artemis Temple, which was built to honor one of the highest of all Greek deities, Artemis, the goddess of chastity, virginity, hunt, moon, and nature. This astounding temple is considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
During our Marmaris Ephesus Tour you will have the opportunity to visit House of Virgin Mary, which is believed to be the last residence of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is written in some historical documents that St. John brought Virgin Mary to Ephesus after the death of Christ. There was a small house built for her on Bulbuldagi Mountain. Because of all this, the Pope declared The House of Virgin Mary as one of the centers of Christian pilgrimage.
Fringed with some of the most impressive ruins of the ancient world, Ephesus looks almost otherworldly. Its map includes 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. These monuments are all well preserved, and they remain a beacon of Christianity.
Marmaris Ephesus Tour starts early in the morning, and because of that, we have arranged a delicious breakfast as a lunch box to serve you in the bus. Breakfast is included in the tour price.
Arriving to Ephesus & Comfort Break: While you are having your breakfast, we will continue our trip to Ephesus. You don’t have to worry about the ride being uncomfortable, because all of our busses are cozy and spacious, and they all have air-conditioning systems. You will also be able to have some refreshments during the trip. Once our lengthy but comfy trip is over, we can start our wonderful visit to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Visiting the Ancient City of Ephesus: The visit will last for about two hours, during which you will get to take a walk through the past of one of the greatest ancient civilizations known to mankind. Our guides will tell you numerous stories and legend, as well as some captivating historical facts, as you take a stroll through the well-preserved remains of this great ancient city.
Lunch: The excursion includes also a lunch break that will take place at a local restaurant. There, participants will have the opportunity to taste local freshly made recipes. The lunch break will also be a great opportunity to relax and enjoy your time between sightseeing.
Free Time in Selcuk or Visiting the House of Mary: Once our lunch break is over, you will get some free time in the charming town of Selcuk. During that time, you can relax and have a drink at a local cafeteria, or explore other historical sites, such as: Museums, The Temple of Artemis or The House of Virgin Mary. Our guide will give you detailed information about these unique sites, but ultimately the choice is yours.
Temple Of Artemis: The ancient city of Ephesus is mostly known for hosting the Temple of Artemis. This temple is listed among the 7 wonders of the ancient world due to its impressive size, design and importance for the area. It was constructed during the Hellenistic period and nowadays, visitors are able to observe and tour around the ruins of the temple.
Arriving Back to Marmaris: We expect to be in Marmaris at approximately 19:00. We will drop you off in front of your hotel so you can rest and unwind.
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.
I did many tours with this company and they suggested the excursion to Ephesus. They were right! This place is so beautiful, and it was an absolute pleasure to be there with my wife. Exceptional history, many important ruins, and of course stunning views over the sea. We went to the house of virgin many. So tranquil and peaceful. The landscape was just perfect. During the day we had breakfast and lunch. Many tasty options. For sure a day to remember. We got everything we wanted at a fair price. Recommended!
The trip to Ephesus for me was a dream that came true! I went yesterday with some friends who enjoy sightseeing as much as I do. The archaeological site is incredible, and well-preserved. The marbles and the whole aesthetics are insane!!! Do join this excursion and you won’t regret it! I also feel the need to say thank you to the travel agency. Perfect organisation and very professional service. Our tour guide was a very cool guy, fluent in English. We had a great day with him, and he explained many, many details about the history of Ephesus.