The ancient city of Ephesus, which is located in Selcuk district of İzmir, hosted to different civilizations including Roman, Greek, and Turkish. Ephesus has survived since the ancient Greeks. It was under the rule of the Roman Empire before it was captured by the Turks.  The ancient city of Ephesus is home to the Celsus Library, the Temple of Artemis, the Basilica of St Jean, the long roads, the Isa Bey Mosque, and the House of Virgin Mary. If you have not seen this enormous structures, you will be curious about it and will want to see it after having information about Ephesus.

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The Best of Turkey Tour Package 9-Days
The Best of Turkey Tour Package 9-Days

By booking this package tour, you will able to visit the most preferred places in Turkey such as Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, and Pamukkale.

Stupendous Turkey Tour Package 10-Days
Stupendous Turkey Tour Package 10-Days

Visit 10 beautiful places where you can learn the ancient history and see the natural wonders from the coastline to the middle of Anatolia in 10 days?

Turkey Immersive Tour 5-Days
Turkey Immersive Tour 5-Days

Turkey Immersive Tour Package is one of the best designed Tureky Tour package to visit most important sights such as Cappadocia, Ephesus, and Pamukkale.

Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour From Istanbul 2-Days
Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour From Istanbul 2-Days

You will have an opportunity to explore one of the most impressive ancient city, Ephesus and discover the white cotton fairyland, Pamukkale.

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    Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour From Istanbul 2-Days

    2 Destinations: Ephesus, Pamukkale

    Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour From Istanbul 2-Days

    You will have an opportunity to explore one of the most impressive ancient city, Ephesus and discover the white cotton fairyland, Pamukkale.

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  • Turkey Triangle Tour 3-Days

    3 Destinations: Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia

    Turkey Triangle Tour 3-Days

    You will visit Pamukkale, Ephesus, and Cappadocia with the accelerated 3-days Turkey tour package.

    Prices Starting From: 441  Details & Book PDF Itinerary
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    • Istanbul
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    Cappadocia & Pamukkale Tours 3-Days

    2 Destinations: Cappadocia, Pamukkale

    Cappadocia & Pamukkale Tours 3-Days

    Have you ever thought what can you do in three days? What cannot be done? You will have 3 Days Turkey tour that includes Cappadocia and Pamukkale.

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  • Cappadocia & Ephesus Tour 3-Days

    2 Destinations: Cappadocia, Ephesus

    Cappadocia & Ephesus Tour 3-Days

    This 3-Days Cappadocia & Ephesus Tour offers a combination of seeing opportunity in Turkey's most beautiful places in short time with best price.

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  • Ephesus Day Tour from Istanbul

    One day guided tour to Ancient Ephesus and Virgin Mary House from Istanbul is available every day by toursce.com all year round in Turkey.

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  • Pamukkale Day Tour from Kusadasi and Selcuk

    Pamukkale day tour from Kusadasi and Selcuk is a dream for Turkey travelers. We invite you to this amazing Pamukkale dream today from Selcuk or Kusadasi.

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    • 08:00
    • 18:30
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    Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour From Izmir

    2 Destinations: Ephesus, Pamukkale

    Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour From Izmir

    You can make a wonderful trip from Izmir to the white fairy-tale land; Pamukkale and an ancient city which filled with marbles; Ephesus.

    Prices Starting From: 244  Details & Book PDF Itinerary
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  • Ephesus and Sirince Village Tour

    Ephesus and Sirince village tour is a most popular tour from Kusadasi and Selcuk. You'll have guide tour of Ancient Ephesus, Mary’s House & Sirince Village.

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    • 08:30
    • 17:00
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Ephesus, which is one of the most important centers of the ancient period, had been settled in the Hellenistic, Roman, Eastern Roman, and Ottoman periods for 9000 years. Being a gate between East and West, Ephesus was also an important port city. This feature made Ephesus an important trade and political center at that time. Ephesus, which contains the icons of the Hellenistic and Roman Periods that reflect the superior urbanization, architecture and religious history, has the most outstanding examples of architectural and urban planning. It was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2015.

The cult center, which dates back to the 8th century BC and became famous as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, hosts the Temple of Artemis. Another place to visit is House of Virgin Mary.  It is believed that Jesus’ mother spent the last years of Mary with John. It was a place of pilgrimage for Christians and some of the popes were visited. Next historical place is the Celsus Library. The Celsus library, one of the most beautiful buildings in the Roman period, served both as a library and as a tomb monument. When Celsius, the governor of Ephesus, died in 106, his son built the library as a tomb monument in the name of his father. Isa Bey Mosque is another famous place in Ephesus.  It was built in 1374-75 by İsa Bey of Aydınogulları on Ayasuluk Hill. It is located between the Temple of Artemis and the Church of Saint Jean. The mosque has rich ornaments and tiles. Architectural remains are unique with historical contexts, artistic craftsmanship, and urban utilities. With its beauties, Efes creates a unique historical monument. Approximately one and a half million tourists from different parts of the world visit Ephesus every year.

Ephesus is spread over a large area and takes at least 2 or 3 hours to travel. If you are interested in such places, you have to spend all day. Transportation to this ancient city is quite easy. There are buses, trains, flights, and taxis to reach Ephesus.  The best season for visiting Ephesus is between May and September.  If you want to visit the ruins of Ephesus, you should wear light-colored clothes, sunglasses, hats, and sneakers. You should also take enough drinks with you.

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