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Ephesus (Turkish Efes) was an ancient Greek city on the west coast of Anatolia, near present-day Selçuk, Izmir Province, Turkey. It was one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League during the Classical Greek era. In the Roman period, it was for many years the second largest city of the Roman Empire; ranking behind Rome, the empire's capital. Ephesus had a population of more than 250, 000 in the 1st century BC, which also made it the second largest city in the world.
The city was famed for the Temple of Artemis (completed around 550 BCE), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The temple was destroyed in 401 CE by a mob led by St. John Chrysostom. Emperor Constantine I rebuilt much of the city and erected new public baths. The town was again partially destroyed by an earthquake in 614.
Come and discover this remarkable ancient city with me.
A private guide services, at first glance, are more expensive than following a group. But in fact one such tour by its semantic and emotional content is worth of two or three group tours. And if you hire a professional friendly guide, you can seriously save money!
PRIVATE EPHESUS TOUR From İzmir
Private Ephesus Tour includes:
Pick-up from the AIRPORT / HOTELS /PORT
***Drive to Ephesus, Thé veritable cradle of early Christianity.
*** Proceed to EPHESUS and see the spectacular ruins from period of St Paul, some of which only been Excavated recently. See ODEON, AGORA, FOUNTAINS, LIBRARY, BATHS, THEATRE and more.
*** Terrace Houses of Ephesus.
They were built in peristle, adjacent to each other, of approximately the same size, each consisting of two flats, on three terraces. Some of these houses covered an area of 900-950 m²
*** Lunch If desired (extra)
***Visit Temple of ARTEMIS Which was one of the 7 wonders of ancient world.
At the end of the tour, drive back to your location.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: ** izmir port
** izmir hotels
** izmir airport
** selcuk town
End location: For other optİons, please contact me .
Duration: 7 hours
We will drive to Ephesus by AC vehicle then walk into Ephesus ancient city...see ruins .. then drive to Virgin Mary's house ..temple of artemis which was one of the seven wonders of the world.. the end of tour transfer to Izmır will be by AC vehicle too.
***Guiding by Professional Licenced Tour Guide
***New Brand A/C VAN with Private Driver
*** % 100 Satisfaction
Some of the benefits of hiring a private driver/guide
* Comfort and privacy: private tours are for your party only, they start at the time of your choice and go at your own the places you really want to see.
* Negotiate the lowest price about shopping.
* Photography assistance
* Security (knowing where, how, when)
* Negotiating prices when shopping - prevent overpaying
* Teaching you local customs, religion, culture, taboos
* Introducing you to local people
* Reading the menu and ordering food
* Help at banks, food stores, fruit stands with the possible language barrier
* Health - knowing how to get you to a doctor or hospital fast
* A Turkish friend for life - priceless!!
Estimated Local Cash Needed
75 Lira - Fee for ephesus:40 lira
Fee for virgin marys house: 20
Lunch if desired:25 lira
*** Fee for ephesus: 40 lira
*** fee for virgin marys house: 25 lira
According to Turkish law tours can be organize only by Travel agency so tour are listed here done by A class Travel agency code 8446
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This tour was great value even for two people! Nazim was knowledgeable about the historic sites and answered all our questions. The day was well planned out with punctual arrival, a spotless vehicle with a good driver, a flexible pace focused on the sites we were interested in and a great typical Turkish lunch. We enjoyed our tour of House of Virgin Mary, Ancient City of Ephesus, Ephesus Terrace Houses, and Temple of Artemis with Nazim and learned a lot in a short period of time.