Day Tour to Ancient Ephesus from Izmir Airport

Ephesus Day Tour from Izmir Airport

Izmir is one of the most popular cities in Turkey. The fact that the city has a highly developed daily life routine and is popular around the world in terms of tourism has made the city more preferable. Izmir is a constant tourist destination both in summer and winter. One of the most popular structures in Izmir is undoubtedly the ancient city of Ephesus.

  • Round trip airport shuttle will be included.
  • Do not wait in the ticket line for entrance to Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary.
  • Knowledgeable tour guide will accompany during the tour.
  • Tasty lunch will be pre-arrnaged.
  • Hassle Free transportation will make the trip comfortable.

The Ephesus Ancient City is located in a town called Selçuk. It is known that the city was used and built by the Ionians for many years. Some of the first advertising signs around the world, the famous library and architectural buildings reflecting the sophisticated city life, distinguish this city from the others.

In the Ephesus day tour, you will have a chance to examine all the structures in the ancient city in detail. This review will also be accompanied by the tour guide.

Duration: Full Day
Tour Type: Regular
Departure Days: Everyday
Start: 07:30
End: 20:30
Transportation: Bus


Upon your arrival at Izmir Airport, you will be welcomed by your name sign. (Please note that your flight needs to land at Izmir Airport between 07:30 am to 08:30 am and the return flight needs to be at 19:00 or later.)
You will be transferred to the Ephesus Ancient City.

  • One of the most fascinating structures in this ancient city is the Celcius Library. This library, which was built on a central point of the city, has two floors and it is still standing in terms of its basic structure. When the library is examined it is immediately noticeable that it was built with very fine workmanship. The fine patterns and details between the stones reflect the architectural understanding of the period. This library is large enough to store 14,000 books.
  • Another popular structure is the Grand Theater. The Grand Theater is quite spectacular and large enough for many people to use. It will be very enjoyable for you to imagine what kind of meetings the Ionians have been doing for years. This theatre, which is still standing, is an amphitheatre.
  • Another popular building in the region is Temple Of Hadrian. Hadrian was one of those who made the kingdom of Rome for many years. The kings who died at that time were considered sacred and some temples were built for these kings. These temples are some of the structures reflecting the religious understanding of the period.
  • The next destination will be House of Virgin Mary. It is believed to be the last residence of the Mother of Jesus, the Virgin Mary. 4-6 years after the death of Christ, she came to the Bulbuldag with St. John and lived here. The peaceful site is sacred to both Christians and Muslims and is visited by many tourists and pilgrims. After the proclamation of Pope Paul VI in 1967, Pope II. John Paul came to Ephesus and announced that the House of Virgin Mary was a place of pilgrimage for Christians. It is a world-famous pilgrimage place. The building is a church dating back to the seventh century and restored in 1951.
  • Another destination will be Isa Bey Mosque. Inspecting a mosque with a rather magnificent modern structure can be a different and enjoyable experience for you.
  • You will have a chance to have a pleasant lunch in a local restaurant with the participants. You should pay extra if you want to drink during lunch.
  • Breaking a day of your Izmir holiday for such a pleasant historical trip will add a lot to you both in terms of cultural and touristic aspects.

16:00 ─ Ephesus tour from Izmir Airport is ended.
Or it is possible to drop you off one of the hotels in Selcuk or Kusadasi town.
After this pleasant experience, our tour staff will transfer you back to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport.


  • Airport Pick Up & Drop Off in Izmir Airport
  • Transportations in the tour
  • English Speaking Local Tour Guide
  • Lunch
  • Parking and road tolls
  • Local Taxes
  • Personal Expenses
  • Drinks at the lunch
  • Entrance fees to the visiting sights
  • Optional day tours to Pamukkale, Didyma, Priene, Miletos & Pergamon


PS: If you do not return back to Izmir airport then at the end of the tour, we transfer you to Selcuk or Kusadasi.


  1. Austin

    From a call and chatting with Leyla to getting a very safe van driver for our group of 10 to getting our tour guide Asli everyone on the team was extremely professional and very friendly. Tour guide Asli was able to set up the whole tour with less than six hours notice according to our flights. And Asli our tour guide was so nice and friendly. The local travel expert in the office Leyla was very knowledgeable about every site and activity. In fact, we are booking another tour Thru them now in Cappadocia and Antalya. Excellent service, friendly staff, and great tours.

  2. Philippa

    Great tour organization, excellent service, and a nice experience for a quick glance in Ephesus. Our tour guide was very friendly and explained a lot about the ancient sites. Hight recommended.

  3. Angie

    Ephesus ancient city then Virgin Mary house trip was very nice. The guide, Erol was excellent, so friendly and knowledgeable. We were having a good time during the tour time and saw what we wanted to/should see in the area. Thanks…

  4. Josh

    This was a wonderful Ephesus tour! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and his expertise during the tour of ancient Ephesus and the history of Turkey was really appreciated.

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