Izmir Province
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  • From Kusadasi: Ephesus and Temple of Artemis Private Tour

    1. From Kusadasi: Ephesus and Temple of Artemis Private Tour

    Ephesus was created by the Ionians in the 11th-Century BC and later expanded by the Romans. Now considered one of the grandest reconstructed sites in the ancient world, the region also hosted the likes of Cleopatra, Mark Antony, the Virgin Mary and John the Apostle. The ruins of Ephesus are the biggest open-air museum in Turkey and you will get to explore them on this half-day tour from Kusadasi port. Your route will take you past the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan, the Great Theater and the spectacular Celsus Library, one of the best-preserved buildings among the ruins. Ephesus is also a sacred site for Christians, due to its association with several biblical figures, including St. Paul and St. John the Evangelist. But the highlight is the last resting place of the Virgin Mary. After Jesus had been crucified on the cross, the Virgin Mary came to Ephesus to spend the last ...

    The tour guide was excellent. He was informative and interesting. The tour was well paced and the trip to the Ceramics outlet was worthwhile.

  • From Istanbul: Ephesus & Şirince Day Trip w/ Wine Tasting

    2. From Istanbul: Ephesus & Şirince Day Trip w/ Wine Tasting

    Spend the day exploring the most memorable places in Ephesus and Şirince on this guided full-day tour from Istanbul, lunch included. Visit the House of Virgin Mary, see the Temple of Artemis, and taste local wine at a vineyard. Enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from Istanbul. Start your trip by getting picked up from your hotel in Istanbul and transferred to the Istanbul Airport for your flight from Istanbul to Izmir. Upon arrival at Izmir Airport, meet your driver to head to Ephesus to start the tour. First, stop at the House of Virgin Mary, the place where Mary may have spent her last days. This place was officially declared a shrine of the Roman Catholic Church in 1986, and since then it has become a popular place of pilgrimage. The visit to the House of Virgin Mary takes about 45 minutes. After, take a 5-minute drive to Ephesus to continue the tour. Ephesus is an excepti...

  • Turkey Package Tour - 4 Days

    3. Turkey Package Tour - 4 Days

    Start your trip at 18:30 to transfer to the bus station for an 8:30 PM overnight bus to Cappadocia. When you arrive to the bus station we transfer your to the starting point of this tour. At 09:30 AM start the day by visiting Devrent Valley. Your next stop will be Pashabagi called also the Monks Valley. Proceed to Avanos (Venessa), the pottery centre of Cappadocia. This village is set on the banks of the Kizilirmak/Red River. The Göreme Open Air Museum is most important. Here Byzantine cave churches are found in these once remote valleys where monks and nuns pursued monastic life from the 3rd century on. From the panoramic view point Esentepe you will be able to experience a complete view of Goreme valley and Goreme village: fairy chimneys, rock formations and cave houses. End your day with a visit to Uchisar Castle. Afterwards you will be taken to your hotel. On this da...

  • Ephesus: 2-Hour Small Group Walking Tour

    4. Ephesus: 2-Hour Small Group Walking Tour

    Join this 2-hour walking tour of Ephesus with an expert guide. Meet your guide at the upper gate of Ephesus. After you get some general information about this spectacular ancient city, enjoy walking in its marble streets. Visit the parliament building. You can even sit there and feel like a Roman senator. Walk in the upper agora and see the temple of the cruel Roman emperor Domitian. Walk through the Hercules gate and enjoy the magnificent view of the lower city. See the beautiful Roman shops with mosaics and enter the best preserved ancient library in the world. Visit the Grand Theater with a capacity of 25,000 seats.

    We really enjoyed our walking tour with Ozgur. He met us at the entrance on time, and he was very knowledge about the site. We felt that if we had gone on our own, the experience would have been enjoyable, but it would have been definitely lacking. He showed us many things we would never have noticed on our own. He pointed out many details of the different monuments and it truly made Ephesus incredible. His English was not perfect, but it nearly was. He gave us a detailed history of the area, and it felt like he really enjoyed speaking about Ephesus. He was kind and humorous through the tour. We both highly recommend him to anyone who wants a detailed tour of the site and a clear understanding of how Ephesus came to be and the events that led to its eventual end.

  • Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary Guided Tour from Marmaris

    5. Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary Guided Tour from Marmaris

    On this full-day trip you’ll explore Ephesus, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. The city was the commercial, religious, and social center of antiquity. Ephesus is known as one of the best-preserved archaeological sites in the world, as you’ll soon appreciate as you walk down its marble-paved streets and see mosaics and frescoes still decorating the walls of the ancient Roman houses. Visit the Temple of Hadrian, the baths, and the city's brothel. In particular, you won’t want to miss the Library of Celsus, the most impressive of the structures in Ephesus. The theater held 25,000 citizens, who gathered to watch theatrical performance and gladiator clashes. Today, from the site you’ll enjoy impressive views across the main street that’s lined with marble fountains, temples, and baths. After lunch, continue to the House of the Virgin Mary on Mt. Koressos. Experience the holy spi...

  • From Istanbul: Ancient Pergamon Day Trip with Flights

    6. From Istanbul: Ancient Pergamon Day Trip with Flights

    Start with early morning pickup from your hotel in Istanbul and transfer to the airport. Take the morning flight to Izmir and upon arrival, your guide will meet you in the arrivals hall and take you to Pergamon. Once at the archaeological site embark on a guided tour. See the majestic acropolis, which was modelled after the Acropolis of Athens. Marvel at the impressive Athenaeum Library and the partially reconstructed Temple of Trojan. Discover steep slopes of the Theatre of Pergamon which once could accommodate around 10,000 people, and is the steepest theatre of its kind. Enjoy the panoramic views from the hilltop overlooking the site. Later, explore the famous Sanctuary of Asclepius, located in the valley. See the remains of the sacred fountain where people with health problems are reputed to have received visions from the Greek God of Medicine, Asclepius, in order to cure their ail...

  • Ephesus: House of Virgin Mary & Artemis Temple Private Tour

    7. Ephesus: House of Virgin Mary & Artemis Temple Private Tour

    One of the main appeals of Kusadasi is its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus, the best preserved classical city in the Eastern Mediterranean. Cleopatra, Mark Antony, the Virgin Mary, and John the Apostle once walked its streets. This full-day guided tour from Kusadasi takes you to explore what is unquestionably one of the greatest sites of antiquity. The largest open-air museum in Turkey, Ephesus contains more than 30 buildings and structures linked together by streets that still bear the mark of ancient chariot wheels. Your guide will show you the awe inspiring Great Theater, where St. Paul preached against the pagans and gladiators once engaged in battle. Walk along Marble Street to the Library of Celsus - the facade of which has been remarkably restored. You will also visit the Temple of Hadrian, Roman baths, and many other remarkable ruins. The Church of the Virgin Mary lies...

    Do not miss this tour and guide! We will never forget it, it was very emotional and actually mind-blowing to be able to visit the House of the Virgin Mary - what an honour and a privilege. This tour and guide was excellent and really good value for money. It was the highlight of our cruise and I would urge everyone to go there. Ephesus was awesome also. We left a piece of our hearts there at the House of the Virgin Mary .....

  • Private Ephesus Tour for Cruise Travelers

    8. Private Ephesus Tour for Cruise Travelers

    Ephesus is a city created by the Ionians in the 11th-Century BC and later expanded by the Romans. Now considered one of the grandest reconstructed sites in the ancient world, the region also hosted the likes of Cleopatra, Mark Antony, the Virgin Mary and John the Apostle. After a pick up from Kusadasi port or your city hotel, you will be driven to the Ephesus region to start your tour. Your first stop will be the Temple of Artemis, considered one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. Next you will explore the old Greco-Roman city of Ephesus. See the magnificent Magnesia Gate and begin a slow, downhill walk into the ruins of the former Roman provincial capital. Your route will take you past the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan, the Great Theater and the spectacular Celsus Library, one of the best-preserved buildings among the ruins. Visit the Odeon, Bouleterion, Temple of H...

  • From Izmir/Kusadasi: Private Full-Day Ephesus Excursion

    9. From Izmir/Kusadasi: Private Full-Day Ephesus Excursion

    Explore the ancient city of Ephesus on a private tour with pickup from Izmir hotels and the Izmir Port or from Kusadasi hotels or Kusadasi Port. After meeting, head to the House of Virgin Mary, the house where Mary spent her final days and where the Assumption is believed to have taken place.  Next, continue to the city of Ancient Ephesus, the best-preserved classical city in the Eastern Mediterranean. In the company of your professional guide, discover this open-air archeological museum, which was formerly the largest city on the planet. Wander around the streets and admire its beautiful monuments, including a library and roman theater, as well as a harbor. Afterwards, pay a visit to the Terrace Houses. Admire the frescoes and mosaics that line these luxury dwellings and wander through the bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchens that belonged to high ranking officers, governors, and rich ...

  • Turkey: Istanbul & Ephesus 5-Day Tour

    10. Turkey: Istanbul & Ephesus 5-Day Tour

    Day 1: Arrive in Istanbul Welcome to Turkey. On arrival at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, a tour representative will meet you at the airport holding a sign with your name on it. You'll have a private transfer to your hotel in Istanbul. Day 2: Full-Day Istanbul Tour After breakfast, you'll be picked up from your hotel to begin your tour of Istanbul, the only city in the world situated on two continents. Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul – its three names span more than 2600 years of history. You'll visit the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and the Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place. Visit the Grand Bazaar for shopping. Then overnight in Istanbul. Day 3: Full-Day Istanbul Tour After breakfast and pick up from your hotel, you'll visit the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar). The air ...

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What people are saying about Izmir Province

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

We really enjoyed our walking tour with Ozgur. He met us at the entrance on time, and he was very knowledge about the site. We felt that if we had gone on our own, the experience would have been enjoyable, but it would have been definitely lacking. He showed us many things we would never have noticed on our own. He pointed out many details of the different monuments and it truly made Ephesus incredible. His English was not perfect, but it nearly was. He gave us a detailed history of the area, and it felt like he really enjoyed speaking about Ephesus. He was kind and humorous through the tour. We both highly recommend him to anyone who wants a detailed tour of the site and a clear understanding of how Ephesus came to be and the events that led to its eventual end.

Unforgettable and very emotional and our guide Ilker was fantastic!

Do not miss this tour and guide! We will never forget it, it was very emotional and actually mind-blowing to be able to visit the House of the Virgin Mary - what an honour and a privilege. This tour and guide was excellent and really good value for money. It was the highlight of our cruise and I would urge everyone to go there. Ephesus was awesome also. We left a piece of our hearts there at the House of the Virgin Mary .....

Fantastic!

Our visit to Ephesus could not have gone better. Everything perfect. The fabulous guide Augusto, attentive to every detail (traveling with a baby) and knowledgeable of the region. I highly recommend the services. Thank you Augusto and our driver for all your care. If we ever come back, we want to count on you again!

Interesting.

It was very interesting. Unfortunately we have not been able to see the house of the Virgin Mary due to crowds. We went to the museum afterwards

Excellent!!!

Congratulations to the guide and his driver! Excellent hosts The Tour is very interesting and enriching, as well as a delicious lunch.