About Private Ephesus Tours

Our private Ephesus tours are tailor-made to your interests and timeframe.

The ruins of Ephesus attract travelers from all over the world, therefore every year almost two million tourists visit this open-air museum. Only 20% of the city has been excavated so far; however, 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…

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Private Ephesus Tour Options

Tailor-made tour of Ephesus and surrounding with a professional Ephesus travel guide. During this comprehensive Ephesus daily tour you will get chance to learn all details about the history of the area.

Biblical Ephesus tour is a perfect program for our Christian guests. As Ephesus ancient city has important place in Bible, for our Biblical tour of Ephesus we carefully choose guides who have good knowledge of Bible and Christian history.

Make the most of your stay in Ephesus. During full day Ephesus tour you can explore the surroundings of Ephesus and visit all the sites in the area.

Our Ephesus and Sirince tour is for our guests who would like to see archeological sites and experience local life and food. After visiting Ephesus and other sites in the area, you will have lunch in a local home in Sirince village.

Our Ephesus shore excursions are specially designed for our guests arriving by cruise ships. We will pick you up from Kusadasi port and drop you off back to the port after your Ephesus tour.

We recommend this program to our guests staying in Izmir, as there is only one hour driving from Izmir to Ephesus area. Private Ephesus tour from izmir is also a great option if you decide to do a day trip from Istanbul by plane.

If you have a free day during your stay in Istanbul, you can visit Ephesus, one of the top attractions in Turkey. We will arrange your return flight ticket, transfers and guide. At the end of the day, you will return to Istanbul with great impressions about Ephesus and sites around it.

This Ephesus guided tour option offers a great insight into the past of the most visited sites in the area.

If your time in the area is very limited, Half-day tour of Ephesus from Kusadasi or Izmir option is for you.

A perfect small group option for guests who visit Ephesus by their own vehicle or by local transport

This is a 2 day tour of ancient cities and a miracle of nature. Ephesus and Hierapolis are well preserved ancient sites that attract history lovers, and Pamukkale thermal pools are one of the best spots for taking unique photos...

This tour is designed for our guests who want to visit Cappadocia and the main sights in the Aegean region. After you see the main spots of breathtaking Cappadocia, you will enjoy ancient cities of Ephesus and Hierapolis, and the unique “cotton castle” of Pamukkale.

Tour with local guides in Istanbul to Ephesus and Pamukkale. 5 Day Turkey Tour is a perfect  option for guests who would like to see the best ancient sites of  Turkey, meet the locals and taste the local cuisine.

If you have already booked your cruise in the Eastern Mediterranean, you may plan to join tours in Istanbul and Ephesus. We have designed this private 2 day tour for cruise ship passengers, and it covers the main sites in the Sultanahmet District (the historical peninsula) in Istanbul, and Ephesus, Terrace Houses and the House of Virgin Mary sightseeing during your 1 day stay in Kusadasi port.


Ephesus Private Tour

This type of Ephesus tour gives you great freedom to choose which sites you want to visit and how much time you want to spend in each of them, because you hire a guide with van and driver for all day.

Biblical Ephesus Tour

This is a perfect option for our Christian guests. As Ephesus has important place in Bible, for this tour we carefully choose guides who have good knowledge about Bible and the history of Christianity.

Ephesus Shore Excursions

If you are a cruise ship passenger, this is the private Ephesus tour option for you. Pick up and drop off point: Kusadasi port

Highlights of Ephesus Tour

This Ephesus private tour option offers a great insight into the past of the most visited sites in the area



    The amazing reconstruction of the 3rd biggest ancient library is one of the most impressive points in Ephesus
  • The Virgin Mary’s House

    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

    Basilica of St. John, the first cross-shaped church in the world and place where St. John was buried.
  • The Temple of Artemis

    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.
  • The Great Theater

    One of the highlights of Ephesus is the Great Theater, the construction that will amaze you with its size and great condition.

Annual Average Temperature Humidity Graph for Ephesus

The hottest month in Ephesus area is July, with an average temperature of 30 °C. The coldest month is January with a lowest temperature of 5°C. On average, December is the most and July the least humid month. Please click on the Graph to zoom in

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Some Questions

How much time do you need in Ephesus?

You should spend at least 2 hours in Ephesus. If you want to visit Terrace Houses (the remains of the houses of rich Ephesians) you will need to spend at least half an more in this site.

What is Ephesus famous for?

This ancient city was in the past famous for its Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient world; it was one of the biggest cities of Romans and one of the Seven Churches of Revelation.

How far is Ephesus from Istanbul?

The road distance between Istanbul and Ephesus is around 500 km or about 6 hours driving.

How far is Ephesus from Pamukkale?

The road distance between Pamukkale and Ephesus is around 156 km or about 3,5 hours driving.

What is the best time to visit Ephesus?

The best time to visit Ephesus is March to mid-June and September to November. Summer is very hot in Ephesus and it is almost impossible to find shade, and winter can be very cool and rainy.

Where are the seven churches of Asia Minor?

The Seven Churches of Revelation in Turkey are Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamon, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea, and it takes 3-4 days to visit them.