Istanbul to Ephesus
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About Istanbul to Ephesus Day Trip

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.

WHAT THEY SAID

Ephesus Tour from Istanbul Itinerary And Further Details

Tours of Ephesus from Istanbul are tailor-made to your interest. Contact us for details.

Some Question About One Day Tour from Istanbul to Ephesus

How Far is Istanbul from Ephesus?

The distance between Istanbul and Ephesus is 369 km. The road distance is 553.4 km.

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.

Is Ephesus open every day?

Ephesus is open every day, with opening times varying between 8 am and 6:30 pm from mid-April until the end of September, and 8:30 am - 6 pm during the winter.

What should I wear in Ephesus?

We recommend you to wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes and bring a bottle of water, hat, sun cream and umbrella for rainy or sunny days. It gets very hot during summer and it is almost impossible to find some shade in Ephesus. You can bring your cameras but tripods are not allowed.

Testimonials

  • Fabulous day, very informed and knowledgeable. We learned so much more than if had gone alone. Ertunga took us to a great local outdoor restaurant to sample a variety of foods. I highly recommend this day!
    Cindy Winn€
  • Just returned from a 12 day Medeterranean cruise. Ertunga was our tour guide for Kusadasi/Ephasus. He absolutely made it an awesome experience, by far our best tour of any on this trip. Ertunaga was professional, friendly, and absolutely knew his stuff. He was patient and flexible and ensured the trip met our expectations and requirements. Highly recommend his services to anyone travelling to Turkey.
    Serge D.
  • Had a private tour of Ephesus with Ertunga. Well worth the money. We were picked up right from our cruise ship and got to pick what we would like to see that day. He walked around with us and explained everything that we saw. It was so helpful. It made the experience so much more meaningful. I would highly recommend him. He also guaranteed to get us back to our cruise ship on time which is always a concern. Great day.
    Susansmith2015 - Ontario, Kanada

The Best Ephesus Tour Guide for You!

Our Ephesus tour guides are locals who have very good knowledge not only about the sights in the area, but also about the history of Christianity.

They are all fluent in English, and some of them guide also in other languages.

Have the best experience in Ephesus with our expert local guides...

ephesus great theatre

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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

EPHESUS VIDEOS

FAQ ABOUT EPHESUS TOURS

You will need Turkish lira to buy the entrances. In all sights (except the House of Mary) you can purchase the entrance with credit card. If you do not have any Turkish lira on the day of the tour, your guide can pay for the entrances and you can pay him back at the end of the tour in USD or euros. If you decide to book Ephesus tour, we can also give you the price that includes the entrances.

All the vehicles are non-smoking and air-conditioned. We usually use Mercedes Sprinter and Mercedes Vito. You can see our vehicles

You can pay in advance (bank transfer, credit card or PayPal – there is a small additional fee for this kind of payment), or you can pay cash to your guide at the end of the tour.

During the high season, on some busy days, there are 4-5 cruise ships in Kusadasi port and thousands of people visiting the sight. Local guides have priority for buying entrances, so it is also one of advantages of taking a private tour of Ephesus.

It can be very hot, 38 ºC (100.4 ºF) ir even more, and since there is not much shade in Ephesus, we advise you to bring hat, umbrella and water…

We usually spend around 2 hours in Ephesus, which is enough time to see all the most important parts of this sight. However, our private Ephesus tours are tailor made, so we do not limit our guests time for sightseeing. It all depends on your interests and available time.

No, it is definitely not difficult anymore, as there are new, additional wooden paths for wheelchairs inside of Ephesus.

During religious holidays and on Sundays there is a mass organizes in Virgin Mary’s House and everybody can join it. It is also possible to arrange a private mass for groups. If you are interested in this option, a priest must be informed in advance.

This Temple was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient world. There is only one column left there. But it is nice to hear the history of the place, so that you can understand Ephesus better.

During our tours, we never make any shopping stop, unless the customer requires so. All the tours are tailor made. So our guests decide where to go and how much time to spend in each sight. Even if you are not on the market for carpets, it may be interesting for you to see this demonstration as a part of Turkish culture.

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