Daily Private Ephesus Tour From Izmir Airport /Hotels


Tour Number

Activity Level



Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), Turkish (fluent)

Discover Roman Ephesus

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 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: ** Izmir port.
** Hotel in Izmir.
** For other options, please contact me.

Duration: 7 hours


New Brand A/C VAN with Private Driver

What’s Included

Other: ***Guiding by Professional Licenced Tour Guide
***New Brand A/C VAN with Private Driver
***Gas,Highway Tools
*** Parking
*** % 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

What’s Extra

Other: *** Fee for Ephesus: 40 lira
*** fee for Virgin Marys house: 25 lira
Please mail me for your customized tour requests


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

A Recent Review of this tour

Nazim provided a superb tour of Ephesus. We were picked up at the airport right on cue and in the 45 min drive Nazim provided a history of Ephesus and what we were going to see. We strictly wanted history, no shopping and to eat locally, which Nazim arranged. A special treat at Ephesus was looking at the Terraced houses. Other tours were bypassing this; it is an extra ticket, nominal fee. Highly recommend taking this side tour. Incredible Roman homes, with in-door plumbing! We felt extremely safe.
Glenn Griffin

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