Guided tour

Ruins of Ephesus & The Temple of Artemis Small Group Tour

Ruins of Ephesus & The Temple of Artemis Small Group Tour

From US$ 34 per person

Take a journey back in time and explore the ancient ruins of Ephesus on this guided small-group tour. Admire the Library of Celsus, and The Grand Theater. As a grand finale, see the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
For cruise guests, meeting is at Kusadasi Cruise Terminal. Your tour guide will be holding a sign with your name on it For hotel guests, meeting is at your hotel lobby. Your pickup time will be given by email. Please check your meeting time and place.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the intimacy of a small-group (max. 16 people) tour
  • Gain revealing insight into the past from your knowledgable tour guide
  • Visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
  • Explore the marble streets of Ephesus and admire the citys many ruins
Full description
Start your tour by being picked up either at your hotel in Kusadasi or at the Kusadasi port. Drive 20 mins to Ephesus, one of 12 cities of the Ionian League, the ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor. This city thrived centuries ago as a Greek colony and then as a part of ancient Rome. In its heyday, the cities bustling port was a major departure point for trade routes into Asia Minor. Today, the city is still filled with well-preserved ruins from this era.  Take a journey back in time as you walk down marble streets adorned with wonderful public buildings. See the ruins of the Baths of Scholastica, a bathing complex dating back to the 1st century. Admire the facade of the Library of Celsus. Once one of the largest libraries of the ancient world, this Roman structure was devasted when it was rocked by an earthquake, and burned by invading Goths in the same year. Despite its lack of luck, it’s magnificent façade still stands. Admire the massive collonade of the Temple of Hadrian. Explore the Grand Theater. This impressive structure housed 24,000 spectators and was where Emperors once saw plays, concerts, and gladiatorial fights. Marvel at the ruins of the Artmisission Temple, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Dedicated to the ancient Greek goddess of the hunt, pilgrims from all over the ancient world used to travel to this temple to seek the Goddess’s favor. After touring the temple, enjoy the convenience of being dropped off back at your hotel or the Kusadasi town center and port.
Includes
  • Professional tour guide
  • Transportation with an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Parking fees
  • Local taxes
  • Meals and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
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
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Know before you go

  • This tour contains 1 mile (1.5 km) of walking, including steps. Not recommended for people who may find this amount of walking physically challenging.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 28 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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We were met by our lovely guide Gunca (rose) and we were lucky to be the only two on the trip. We had a really comfortable limo . Our guide was really friendly and knowledgeable and also helped us as we needed a quick visit to the pharmacy which she took us to on the way to Ephesus. There was no trip to a rug shop or other shop.

October 11, 2022

Seeing Ephesus was amazing, but our visit was made even more so by our guide Emre. He was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We also enjoyed his sense of humor and the conversation. If you book this activity, you will be very lucky if Emre is your guide. Our driver that day was great too. Thank you!

September 29, 2022

Due to the size of our group (6 people), we had a private tour. Our guide Emre was really great and responded very well to the group (1 16 year old, 2 children). The Artemis Temple and Ephesus tour is really impressive, we believe that our guide Emre made the experience even more special with the great tour!

October 19, 2021

Product ID: 202990