Don’t try and do Ephesus on your own. You will miss so much. We contacted Ertunga for a tour for a day of the area and we were overwhelmed with his knowledge and careful presentation of the history that we walked through. We traveled in a very nice vehicle and walked through that history at a comfortable pace while understanding what we were seeing. it was worth the price and more. We stopped for lunch at country restaurant at Ertunga’s suggestion and it was the best lunch we had on our trip. After our wonderful experience with a guided tour, we asked Ertunga to refer us to a guide for Istanbul, which he arranged, and that too was a great day. If you are lucky enough to be able to visit this part of the world, be all means, have a local guide take you on a tour.