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The ruins of Ephesus attract travelers from all over the world.
Every year almost two million tourists visit this open-air museum.
Only 20% of the city has been excavated so far, but the site is large, well preserved, archeologically interesting and historically significant.
It contains the largest collection of Roman ruins in Eastern Mediterranean. Some of the highlights of ancient Ephesus are The Library of Celsus, The Odeon, The Temple of Hadrian, The Great Theater…
Ephesus Private Tours Options
This site with 5 000 years long history is surrounded by other interesting places to visit: The Virgin Mary’s House, situated 7 km away from Ephesus, is believed to have been the last home of Mary, mother of Jesus. It is a popular pilgrimage destination which has been visited by three recent popes.
Basilica of St. John, the first cross-shaped church in the world and place where St. John was buried. The Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of ancient world. Today there is only one column left there, but the history of temple is very interesting. Isa Bey Mosque, built from the stones from Ephesus, the first mosque with courtyard. The Ephesus Museum, with it’s great collection. The Terrace Houses, houses of aristocrats inside of Ephesus, with well preserved and valuable mosaics.
A visit to Sirince village can be added to this tour itinerary. This village represents an interesting combination of Greek and Turkish rural atmosphere. There, you can have lunch in the house of one of the villagers, or in some of authentic Turkish restaurants.
Ephesus Sunset You probably know that Ephesus is very crowdie all year long and that the worst time to visit it is summer because of high temperatures and fact that there is no shade in Ephesus. Well, there is a potential solution!
This is a perfect tour option for tourists who stay in Selcuk and have time to discover the area. After lots of walk on your own, you may decide to have a guided tour of Ephesus. If you want to avoid heat and crowds, you can do the tour in the afternoon. If you are staying in Selcuk or Kusadasi, you can easily walk to Ephesus gate or take a dolmus and meet your guide there around 17.00 o’clock. You can have great tour and Ephesus only for yourself!