Guided tour

Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary, & Artemis Temple Group Tour

Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary, & Artemis Temple Group Tour

From US$ 29 per person

Visit the Ephesus region on this guided tour from Kusadasi. Drive to the House of the Virgin Mary, and explore the city of Ephesus, with a visit to Artemis Temple.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Your guide will have a sign with your name on it at the Kusadasi Cruise Terminal. There is an exit after customs and you will see your name sign. Hotel guests will be picked up from their hotel lobby.
Private group available


  • Explore the marble streets of Ephesus and admire the city's many ruins
  • Gain revealing insights into the past from your knowledgable tour guide
  • Visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
  • See the House of Virgin Mary
Full description

Discover Ephesus, The House of Virgin Mary, and Artemission Temple on a guided tour.

Your guide will have your name sign at the Kusadasi Cruise terminal exit just after you pass customs. Hotel guests (with the private option only) will be picked up from their hotel lobby.

After meeting your guide, drive to the House of the Virgin Mary, located in the Aladag Mountains, 5 miles away from Ephesus. Visit Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of the Ionian League, an ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor, located near Izmir. As a port city, it was a major departure point for trade routes into Asia Minor.

Walk through its historic marble streets lined with historic public buildings like the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus, the Temple of Hadrian, and the Grand Theater. Stop at Artemission Temple, which used to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, as your last stop before driving back to Kusadasi town center.

  • Transportation in new, air-conditioned vehicles
  • Parking fees
  • Licensed guide
  • Entrance fees ($20 USD approximately)
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips to driver and tour guide
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • Masks are optional but are strongly recommended while indoors

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Know before you go

  •  Since all shore excursions involve some walking, please wear comfortable low-heeled shoes and casual clothes
  •  Sun glasses and hats are recommended
  •  Cameras are recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 89 reviews

Review summary

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Everything went smoothly, our guide Melih was standing right at the exit at the cruise terminal with a sign. We had a private tour and were alone. He explained and showed us everything wonderfully, great guide with great knowledge. Save yourself the expensive cruise excursions, we paid a total of €89 with tips for the guide and driver and entrance fees.

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August 26, 2022

Excellent all visit in Spanish !! A 10 for the organization of transportation times but above all a 10 for our young guide Selcuk. An impeccable Spanish, explanations, attentive conversations, thank you very much indeed. Private van clean air conditioning great driver. Visits to the house of La Virgen soon without queues, perfect Ephesus and Artemis. With these perfect experiences, we will undoubtedly continue repeating

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August 22, 2022

Our guide Yavuz was fantastic. We were picked up neatly as agreed. We visited the different sites and received a very detailed explanation. For lunch he took us to a local restaurant where we had a nice meal and chat. If you have yavuz as a guide, you can be sure of a successful tour! Recommended

August 16, 2022

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