Ephesus is the best-preserved classical city on the Mediterranean, and perhaps the best place in the world to get the feeling for what life was like in Roman times. The area also contains 3 more ancient cities called Milet , Dydma and Pyrene.
We have 3 main tours of Ephesus area as detailed on below. We combine these tours with various types of hotels and transportation to optimize your budget and time in Turkey.
Ephesus Ancient City and Virgin Mary´s House Tour : The pick up time is 09.00 am from the hotel for full day Ephesus Ancient City and Virgin Mary´s House Tour. You will visit Ephesus which is known to be the Commercial, the Religious and the Social Center of Antiquity, and one of the Highlights of any Visit in Turkey. After the lunch, you will drive to Temple of Artemis (Diana), the site of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world; House of Virgin Mary, probably where She spent recent years of Her life; Isa Bey Mosque, this impressive mosque from XIV. Century A.D. is unlike any other you will see in this country. Return to the hotel about 17.30
3 Ancient Cities (Priene, Miletus, Didyma) Tour : Pick up from the hotel about 09.00 and drive to Priene. This was once a harbour city but is now located 16 km inland from the sea on the hills of the Mykale Mountain. It has many examples of Hellenic art and architecture. The theatre in Priene is one of the most beautiful ones from The Hellenic World. The Athena Polias Temple was reconstructed by Alexander The Great as a gift to the city. After Priene, you will depart for Miletos. Visit the ancient city of Miletus which once was one of the biggest cities in Anatolia. It was located on the trade routes and it was for this reason that it became very prosperous and had many colonies. Lunch break and then visit to Didyma. This was not a city but a temple dedicated to Apollon. It was once one of the biggest temples in the Hellenic World. Return to the hotel about 17.00.
Sirince Village Tour (half day) : The pick up time is 09.30 from the hotel for this easy and relax tour of Sirince. This pretty old Orthodox village, 12 km away from Ephesus and 30 km from Kusadasi, was once Cirkince ("ugly"). Indeed its habitants gave this name on purpose as they did not want to be bothered by foreigners nor to share the beauty of their village. As the village is located on the top of a mountain, anyone will enjoy the impressive wine yards' and peach trees' views on his way. Today the village is a perfect synthesis of Turk-Greek culture.The most beautiful specimens are open to visitors. All the narrow streets of the village belong to the women, selling handcrafts of all kinds, olive oil. Another attraction of Sirince is its wine: try its taste in small cafés or in the former municipal school restorated. Return to the hotel by 14.00.
Pamukkale Travertenies and Hierapolis Anicent City Tour : Departure for the tour about 08.00 which is the center of natural thermal spring waters with healing properties. Due to the chemical properties in the water, pure white colored travertines and stepped water terraces have been created on the mountain slope. It is for its resemblance to cotton piles that it is called ´Cotton Castle´ in Turkish. We stop on the way a t a 4 star hotel for lunch and swimming thermal red waters. Then Visit the travertines and the ancient city of Hierapolis which has the biggest Nekropol with 1200 gravestones in Anatolia. The sacred pool also is one of the highlights of the site. There shallow thermal waters ripple over a wonderful scattering of ancient roman ruins that lie beneath Return to the hotel about 18.30. (please note that Ancient Pool is extra cost which is 26 Turkish Lira)
Tour Packages :
Code EPH1 : 1 night boutique hotel accommodation + 2 days Ephesus tour + Return bus tickets=215 Euro
Code EPH2 : 2 nights boutique hotel accommodation + 2 days Ephesus tour + Return bus tickets=255 Euro
Code EPH3 : 1 night boutique hotel accommodation + 2 days Ephesus tour + Return flight tickets=345 Euro
Code EPH4 : 2 nights boutique hotel accommodation + 2 days Ephesus tour + Return flight tickets=385 Euro
Code EPH5 : 1 night 4 star hotel accommodation + 2 days Ephesus tour + Return bus tickets=230 Euro
Code EPH6 : 2 nights 4 star hotel accommodation + 2 days Ephesus tour + Return bus tickets=270 Euro
Code EPH7 : 1 night 4 star hotel accommodation + 2 days Ephesus tour + Return flight tickets=360 Euro
Code EPH8 : 2 nights 4 star hotel accommodation + 2 days Ephesus tour + Return flight tickets=400 Euro
Code EPH9 : Daily Ephesus Tour from Istanbul with round trip flight tickets=220 Euro
Code EPH10 : Daily Ephesus Tour from Kusadasi/Selcuk=50 Euro
**Rates are per person sharing a double / twin rooms
** We apply 25% single supplement surcharge
**Prices are for limited seats on flights&buses.
Prices : Starting from 50 euros
We offer a 5% discount for cash payments.
Tours : All tours are made as regular. There are about 15-20 people mostly from EU countries. There are less people on the tours in Istanbul as operated by our company. The tour guides speak fluent English and licensed by The Ministry of Culture. They are well educated and experianced. The tour vehicles are new and air-conditioned midibuses . The tours include transportation with air-cond. buses, entrance fees, and professional guidance.
Buses : All intercities buses are very comfortable and air-conditioned provided through major local companies. They are specially designed for overnight journeys with recycling seats. They also have breaks at the roadside restaurants during the journey at about each 4 hrs for refreshment.