Ephesus293 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: 2004 sokak no 1, 35920 selcuk/Izmir, Turkey, Kusadasi
- Timings: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +90-2566132346
- Ticket Price: 30 TRY
- Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
An absolute haven for history lovers, Ephesus houses the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the Ancient world. A complete ruined city in itself, the history of Ephesus spans back to 3000 BC. Spirituality spills through it ruins as it was a famous pilgrimage centre of Cybele and Artemis. Once established as the trade centre of the ancient world, Ephesus’ past glory can be ascertained as you meander through its alleys of ruins. Located just 30kms away from Kusadasi, the excursion is a must for people who want to etch out some meaning from the vestiges of past. Within the city, do see Virgin Mary house, Saint John Basilica and Library of Celsus.
Ephesus Travel Tips
- If you are approached by someone saying they have ‘real’ coins from the Roman days of Ephesus, do not buy them they are fake.
- No washrooms available near Ephesus.
- Get there early to beat sun and heat.
Entrance Ticket Details For Ephesus
- Added 15 Lira (Visit to Terrace houses in Ephesus)
How to Reach Ephesus
- Selcuk Bus Station.
- Marvista Restaurant
- New Salt Box Restaurant
- Cimino Bistro and Cafe
- Planet Yucca Restaurant
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34.72% of people who visit Kusadasi include Ephesus in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
58.33% of people start their Ephesus visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 5 Hrs to see Ephesus
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ephesus
Ephesus Reviews & Ratings
There's a good AV right when you enter to put into perspective everything you can see and explore at the city ruins. Haven't managed to decide though whether it is a must do before or after the ruins. Though if you have time for just 1 thing the ruins are definitely more impressive and you can skip this one. It has the famous statues of Artemis that are the main draw. Besides that it has excavated trinkets, vessels, jewelry etc. along with statues, friezes, columns etc. that have been salvaged from the ruins and moved away from the open air structure to the museum for protection. The entrance fee is about 35 TL in September 2019. You can expect to spend about 2 hours at the minimum depending on how interested you are in history.
Fantastic museum. Many treasures from Ephesus, but also tells the wider story of settlement in the area. They have a good video which explains the ruins and many lovely statues, household items and jewellery on display. Museum shop is great too! Good (airconditoned) complement to Ephesus ruins. Highly recommended.
Very cool place. Get a guide or audio tape. I recommend to go at 5 or 6 pm. Morning has tons of crowds. Impossible to get a decent photo because of all the people in morning hours
All on one level - enough archaeological exhibits to inform you but not so many that lose track of where you are. We had the combined three day pass for four locations which allows you to break up your visits so you can do everything in the earlier part of the day. There's a cafe and shop on site, and all bags have to be secured in the free luggage lockers - the staff are very attentive and helpful.
Definitely worth a visit. Inspiring history, old buildings and ruins. Unfortunately there is a lot of tourists visiting. If there wasn't that crowded it would get the last and 5. star