Ephesus & Temple of Artemis

Cesme Cruise Port

Private Tour

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Per person based on your group size

Cesme Cruise Port

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393 TRY per person

Max. 8 people group size

Visiting: Ancient city of Ephesus, Temple of Artemis

Duration: 4 hours

As you depart the port of Çeşme, your professional local guide will be waiting for you with a name placard for easy recognition, ready to take you on a tour of the ancient sights in the Ephesus and Selcuk areas.

Ephesus
Our first stop is the Ancient City of Ephesus, dating back to the 10th century BC and home to some of the best preserved ruins in the world today. Your guide will escort you through the Odeon, the Temple of Hadrian and the beautifully adorned Celsius Library, and explain the history of the city and the lifestyle of those who once lived there. A must-see is the Great Theater which once held up to 25,000 people and is still used for concerts today.

Temple of Artemis
The Temple of Artemis is listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and was built by the Lycian King, Kreisos, back in the Hellenistic Age. While some of its ruins are now housed in London's British Museum, many of its beautifully sculpted marble columns are still scattered across the swamp land, allowing you to appreciate the immense grandeur of the temple in its day.

NOTE!
Don't miss an opportunity to visit the Terrace Houses section within the Ancient Ruins of Ephesus. It has an extra entrance fee of 15 USD per person but is highly recommended for those interested in getting a glimpse into the lifestyle of the city's wealthy residents. Of particular note is its oldest building, "The houses of the rich Romans", which dates back to the 1st century BC and exhibits amazing mosaics and frescoes, as well as its famed clay pipe water and heating systems. Please be aware that in this section there are over 100 stairs so we do not recommend it for people with physical disabilities. Allow a minimum of 30 minutes to visit.

Food/Beverage

Lunch is not included in the cost of the tour. We will suggest options for local Turkish restaurants and provide ample time for you to have a sit-down lunch.

Included

- Port pick-up and drop-off
- Entrance fees as per itinerary
- Luxury air-con coach
- Licensed tour guide
- Drinking water in vehicle
- VAT

Exclude

- Lunch and beverages
- Entrance fees to the Terrace Houses - $15 extra (optional)
- Gratuities (optional)

Dress

This tour requires a bit of walking and we suggest you wear comfortable tennis shoes or sandals. As it can be very hot in summer months, please bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hats and any other necessary sun gear with you.

Restrictions

For optional mosque visits, you need to bring a sarong to cover your legs and a head scarf for women.

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