Archaeological Ephesus Tours - Explore Ephesus with an Expert Archaeologist
The full day Archaeological Ephesus tour includes
- Pick-up from the Kusadasi Port or from your hotel
- Drive to the Selcuk to meet your archaeologist to
start your tour by visiting the Ephesus Museum
- Continue for the Ephesus and the Terrace Houses
- After the lunch break, drive to the Artemision
- By the end of the tour drive back to Kusadasi Port
or to your hotel.
WHAT YOU VISIT
Depart the pier for the morning drive by private vehicle to Ephesus, one of the most important and well-preserved ancient sites of Asia Minor. Ephesus dates back to the 3rd century BC, and has always played a significant role in science, culture and the arts. In 1989, Ephesus
Museum archaeologists focused on the ruins of Ephesus' earliest settlement. The enclosure for archaeological remains at Ephesus elegantly reconciles historic conservation with accessibility for visitors.
Upon arrival, you will be met by archaeologist, a noted expert who participated in the Ephesus excavations and other important digs throughout Turkey. Together, you will discuss and explore the finds collected from Ephesus and the terrace houses. Next, a visit will be made to the Ephesus Museum's Hall of Artemis to view exhibits of works, statues and architectonic fragments
found during the excavations of the Temple of Artemis and other locations in Ephesus.
From here, you will continue on to see the ruins, including the grand amphitheater; one of Ephesus' most impressive buildings. You will then visit the 2nd-century Library of Celsus before exploring the ruins of the Scholastic Baths, Odeon, Lower Agora and State Agora. Your tour will conclude with a visit to the terrace houses located on the slopes of Bulbul Mountain, and opposite the Hadrian
Temple. Built for wealthy citizens, the homes' interiors were constructed with the highest standards of their day, and featured mosaics, frescoes and interior courtyards with open ceilings. Following your tour, you will re-board your private vehicle for a lunch break and continue to your final stop to Artemision; known as one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. It has been built in the
areas of Ephesus on a flat area which has over the centuries turned into a swamp. Today one can only see the ruins of the foundations of this marvelous construction of the Hellenistic Age, entirely made of marble and full of sculptured columns' capitals and shafts.
By the end of your touring, return to Kusadasi.
You will visit parts of Ephesus not located on the tourist route, nor seen during regular site visits. Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes for this tour, which involves mostly downhill, but extensive-walking on uneven surfaces, and many steps to climb inside the terrace houses area of Ephesus. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilize a wheelchair.
Temperatures can reach extreme highs during summer months; we recommend
that you drink a lot of water and use suitable sun protection.
tour includes the expert archaeologist, archaeological knowledged
professional licensed tour guide, all entrance fees, private
air-conditioned transportation and VAT.
Approximate time to reach to Ephesus Museum is 30 minutes.
Rates are based on per person.
As the number of participant increases the certain amount of discount will be applied.
Please contact us for your group requests.
Children 0-6 ages are free.
The above rate is only valid for Kusadasi Port. If your arrival port is Izmir, please kindly contact us for price and tour details.
event of cancellation, written notice must be received by Meander Travel
at least three days before the arrival in order to receive the full
In the event of no show, 100% cancellation fee will apply.
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