The ancient city of Ephesus, located near the Aegean Sea, was one of the biggest cities of the Greeks in Anatolia and home to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The ruins of Ephesus are a major tourist attraction as well as being a sacred site in Christianity due to its association with several biblical figures, including St. Paul, St. John the Evangelist and the Virgin Mary. Ephesus is also one of the seven churches of Revelation. In the Roman period, Ephesus had a population of more than 250,000 in the 1st century BC, which served to make it one of the largest cities in the Mediterranean world.
Ephesus has always been a “center” during its date. It was once a trade center in the ancient world , a religious center in the early Christianity and today, a unique tourism center welcoming its guests from all over the world.
After your cruise ship arrive at the Kusadasi Port, our guide and driver will be ready with a sign board bearing your name. Then, we will drive you to the The House of Virgin Mary. The Virgin Mary House was discovered by Sister Anne Catherine Emmerich, a German nun in the year 1812. Sister Emmerich had detailed visions and visited Jerusalem in her sleep where she saw St. John and the Virgin Mary travel from Jerusalem to Ephesus. She remembered seeing a rectangular-shaped stone house which was built by St. John for the Virgin Mary.
After visiting this pilgrimage site, we will drive about 10 minutes to Ephesus Ancient City, one of the biggest excavations in the world. We will visit the Odeon, The Fountain of Trajan, the stream baths of Scholastica, Hadrian and Domitian Temples, impressive library of Celsius. We will then visit The Grand Theatre, where Saint Paul preached. The theatre was the largest one in ancient times with capacity of 24.000 seats. The walk in the Ephesus ruins will be around 2 hours and then we will have the lunch.
After lunch, we will visit The Artemis Temple which is one the Seven Wonders of the World in Ancient World. The final stop will be to Sirince Village after about 15 minutes drive. The village stayed as a Greek Ortodox Village until the exchange agreement between Rupublic of Turkey and Greece in 1924. During this exchange Greeks living in Turkey were exchanged with Turks living in Greece. The tour will end around 4:30pm and we will drive you back to the port.
The rate for this tour will be 120 Euro per person based on minimum 2 people. The rate will be cheaper if you have more people in your group. Please send us an email to get more information and make your booking. We will reply your request the latest in 24 hours.
• The Virgin Mary House
• Ephesus Ancient City
• Artemis Temple
• Sirince Village
Pick-up from Kusadasi Port
Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
Transportation with luxury vehicles
Parking fees and service charges
Wine Tasting in Sirince
Drop-off to Kusadasi Port
Drinks (at lunch)
Any Private Expenses
Optional tips to the drivers and guides
When you contact us about the trip, we'll provide you with an itinerary based on the current "real-time" availability. The tour's availability might change until your payment is received through our secure form. When we accept your reservation; all rates and program are guaranteed.
When you made your reservations with our travel agent, we'll need a 30% deposit to finalize everything. We provide a 256-bit SSL encrypted form on our website that you may use to securely submit your credit card information.
After we receive your deposit, we will confirm your reservation and send you a travel voucher within 1 business day. You may pay the remaining balance before or after the trip in our agency's office. In our office, we accept all major currencies for cash payments, as well as Visa or MasterCard.
To confirm this itinerary, please provide us with the details of your hotel in Ephesus Area so that we may arrange a pick-up/drop-off service. All hotels in Kusadasi & Selcuk qualify for complimentary pick-up/drop-off services.
Below is the general guideline for our cancellation policy if your agent does not mention otherwise:
Cancellation Policy for Daily & Private Tours:
If you cancel 48 hours before the tour, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 48 hours to 24 hours before the tour, we will charge 50% cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 24 hours of the tour , we will charge the full amount as cancellation fee.
We cannot give any refund on no-shows for the tour.
*for large groups, please ask to your agent for the cancellation policy and booking requirements.