Ephesus Small Group Day Tour From Izmir

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 1 Day
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  • Departure Time :
    07:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    - From Izmir pick ups are usually from 7.00 AM to 07.30 AM.
    - Pick up times may vary depending on a) your pick up point b) how many other ad.. read more
  • Return Details :
    At the end of your tour you will be dropped back to your accommodation.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Today you will be marveled by the amazing sites and ruins in and around the Selcuk area, an area which is so rich in history and important artifacts. This day tour from Izmir will take you into Selcuk to visit the sites of Ehpesus Ruins, Temple of Artemis, Isabey Mosque and House of the Virgin Mary. Your professional local guide will take you through each site giving you a thorough run down of the history whilst you admire the amazing ruins right in front of you. The day will end with your return transfer back to Izmir.


  • All entrance fees included
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Lunch included

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Today you can visit the amazing historical sites in Selcuk area. Some of the best ruins in the world still are standing at The Ancient City of Ephesus. This large marble city used to be the Capital of the Roman Empire for the east and was said to have a population of up to 200,00 people. The ruins that date back to over 3000 years ago are some of the best preserved ruins of today's modern world. You will be taken through the ruins to visit some of the major sites within such as the Odeon, the Celsius Library and Temple of Hadrian.

One of the seven wonders of the ancient world lies right at your feet in the swampy lands of Selcuk. The Temple Of Artemis foundations are still standing for you to marvel at. You can still imagine the beauty and majesty of this temple with what is standing today. The intrinsic sculptured columns capitals and shafts that are still standing, along with the history provided will give you a real impression of how this temple once was.

Sitting high upon the top of the BulBul Mountain that overlooks Selcuk is the House Of Virgin Mary. This is now quite the pilgrimage site as it is said to be the last place that Mary spent before her ascension. You will have your time to pay respects and on the way up and down enjoy the views that this location offers you over the below lying town of Selcuk and its surrounding area.

If you are into architecture then the Isabey Mosque will be right up your alley. It is a wonderful example of the Seljukian architecture of its time. There is an inscription to God above the doorway and the beautifully ornate carvings and tiles will not leave you disappointed.



Professional guide

Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

Air-conditioned vehicle

Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)

Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus

Entry/Admission - The Odeion

Entry/Admission - Bibliotheque de Celsus

Entry/Admission - Temple of Hadrian

Entry/Admission - Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

Entry/Admission - Isa Bey Mosque

Entry/Admission - The Temple of Artemis



Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants must sit on laps

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

Infant meals not included

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 20-Oct-2021

    On Thursday, September 24th, we toured Ephesus, Mary's House and Temple of Artemis. We had a wonderful experience! Our tour guide Josh was very knowledgeable, patient and such a joy to tour these sites with. But, what stood out the most about Josh was his PASSION for his job and his culture! He knew so much about the sites and not only that, he added information which was so interesting such as places which were closed off (ancient caves) that he had been able to tour in college as part of his education in becoming a guide. We thoroughly toured all permitted areas with Josh. I had been on the Ephesus tour three years prior and we only saw half of what Josh showed us on his tour. We had a wonderful group and such a knowledgeable and funny, interesting guide. Thank you Josh!

  • 22-Sep-2021

    Great place to visit and remember with photos. You can pend the whole day and enjoy time. Ephesus is one of the most visited place in Izmir.

  • 21-Sep-2021

    Kerem did an awesome job in planning the entire itinerary right from the airport pick to hotel drop off and the tour next day. All the drivers and tour guides were very punctual, friendly and knowledgeable which made the entire experience even more exciting! Guray was an awesome friendly tour guide! I would highly recommend Alaturka travels for your Turkey trip!!!

  • 23-Jul-2021

    Guray, our expert tour guide, took us to the Ephesus ruins and pointed out details and information you would otherwise not learn. These are amazingly extensive and in tact ruins. Way better than Rome!

  • 09-Jun-2021

    I had a great time on the Ephesus and Pamukkale tour. It was so much fun and Güray was an amazing tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and made the tour exciting. My favorite part was when we went to Ephesus all the cats recognized him and were asking him for food. It was so cute and I appreciate his good heart for feeding them. I would highly recommend Güray as a guide. I had a great time on this tour.

  • 21-Feb-2021

    This was a great day tour and Guray was a fantastic guide. Given the circumstances with Covid, the company ran a very safe and clean operation. I had a little special circumstance of staying in Kusadasi, but the fine folks at Alaturka were able to accommodate me. In Ephesus and Selcuk itself, we were able to see all the primary sites (I'd been there before) as well as little time for exploration on our own. And once again, our guide Guray was able to make the tour interesting, educational, insightful and fun. Not to mention, he's a regular Dr. Doolittle with the local cats. Don't ask, just book and you will see!

  • 08-Jan-2021

    I had a great time with small group The guide Oz, Güray were the best guides ever Highly recomended.

  • 25-Feb-2020

    Is amazing not only to her group but to other tourists as well. Very honest and friendly. It felt like a friend is guiding you. I personally recommend her. I can also see the people around her are very pleased to work with her. I know the cats will also agree.

  • 06-Jan-2020

    One of the best day tours we’ve been on. Alaturka accepted our reservation the night before and organized our drivers, flights and tour for a great rate. Our entire day trip from Istanbul to Izmir / Ephesus was smooth, stress free and very efficient. Guyan was one of the best tour guides with incredible in depth knowledge of the ruins and is also well known with the local cats who will also join the tour. Highly recommended for anyone interested in exploring Ancient Greek / Roman ruins. The drivers were all excellent as well as the company of tourists that joined us.

  • 05-Aug-2019

    The most Passionate, Informative and Enthusiastic Guide I have ever come across in my Travels. 👌👌👌👌

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