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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.

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.

Visiting Sights
  • Ephesus Ancient City
  • Marble streets
  • The Odeon
  • The Agora
  • The Temple of Hadrian
  • The Monumental Fountains
  • The Library of Celsius
  • The Great Amphitheatre
  • The Roman Baths
  • House of Virgin Mary
  • Temple Of Artemis
  • Isabey Mosque
Ephesus Day Tour from Izmir Airport
  • Full Day
  • Regular
  • Everyday
  • 07:30
  • 20:30
  • Bus

Day Tour to Ancient Ephesus from Izmir Airport

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 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.
  • 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.
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
  • Entrance fees in the program
  • Parking and road tolls
  • Local Taxes
  • Personal Expenses
  • Drinks at the lunch
  • 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.

How do I pay for the tour?

If you accept the tour that you would like to join and ready to book you can use our online booking form on the mentioned page. You can click on (Book Now Pay Online) You can pay either deposit or full amount with your Visa or Master Card.

Do we have to pay the full amount?

Generally, we charge a minimum %30 deposit or some small amount according to tour content. The deposit may change according to the tour package you that you chose and it is shown on the website how much deposit we charge. If you pay only deposit the rest has to paid in CASH once.

Is there any discount for children?

Of course, we have a discount for children. You will see the discounts for children when you start the booking online.

What are the departure dates of the tour?

Our tours depart every day (unless otherwise stated)! You need to pick your date from the booking form and complete it then we will arrange your tour according to the chosen starting date.

What kind of vehicles do you use for your day tours?

We use fully air-conditioned non-smoking new-model touristic vehicles for our tours, like Mercedes, Wolksvagen, Isuzu, Otokar) – so that you can enjoying touring in comfort. Some of our tour Packages include local buses for conneting from one city to others. We use a good bus companies for your locla bus travel from one city to others.

Do your tours stop in shopping stores?

Our regular group tours stopping in some shopping places. But there is no obligation to buy. Mostly we stop unique goods shops belong to Turkey such as carpet store, leather store or jewelry stores. Once we stop here also you will get a lecture about the goods. Our private tours do not stop any shops unless you required.

Who will pick up from our hotel?

If you booked your own hotel and start the one of our tour from your hotel, one of our staff/driver will come to your hotel at given time that will be written on your confirmation voucher and take you the meeting point to meet with other tour participants and tour guide.

Do we have to carry our passport with us during the tour?

While you are on a city tour, you do not need to carry but just in case, once you arrive in your hotel, take the copy of your passport and carry passport's copy with you. If you travel from one city to other city and if you are going to use the flight or bus connection between cities, you have to take your passport with you.

How many people there will be in the group tours?

Group size changes day by day. We are not able to give you an exact number of the group but generally, group size is between 8 and 25 people.

Are tour guides licensed and speak English?

All of our tour guides are licensed by the Turkish Tourism & Cultural Ministry and all are educated and well experienced.

If I am Vegetarian, am I able to find any Vegetarian food during Turkey Trip?

Yes, It is very easy to find vegetarian food in Turkey. But please let us know your food preference at the time of booking.

What happen if I forget any valuables/any staff in the tours?

We are not responsable for any forgeten valuables/staff on our tour. But if you let us know immediately we will try to do our best to find it and deliver it to you according to the possibility.

When I pay by credit card, is it safe to use your online booking?

It is secured by SSL 128-256 bit and we do not see any credit card details. When you insert your credit card details the payment charged directly by our bank.

Do you pick up and drop off from/to hotels for the day tours?

Yes, we do pick up and drop off from Central Hotels like Sultanahmet, Laleli, Aksaray, Taksim, Fındıkzade, Karakoy, Beyoglu, Sirkeci. If the hotel that you booked is out of these areas, where you need to come by yourself to our meeting point or there will be an additional cost for pick up and drop off according to the possibility.

Do you drop off the airport after the tour?

Yes, we are able to transfer you the airport at the end of the tour with an additional cost. The price change according to the airport. Please let us know which airport at the time of booking.

Which is the nearest port to Ancient Ephesus?

The nearest Port to Ephesus Ancient City is Kusadasi Cruise Port where the biggest cruise can dock and most of international cruise line pop into Kusadasi Cruise Port. It is only 20 munites drive from port to Ephesus Ancient City. Also, Izmir Cruise Port close to Ephesus too. It is an hour drive from Izmir Cruise Port to Ephesus Ancient City. If you are coming to Kusadasi by Cruise Ship you can check our Kusadasi Shore Excursion Kusadasi Shore Excursions or If you arrive in Izmir Cruise Port, you can check our Izmir Shore Excursion Category İzmir Shore Excursions

What should I take with me, what kind of clothes should I wear during my Ephesus Tour?

We highly recommend you to wear comfortable shoes. There are long walking in the Ephesus Tour. If you visit Ephesus in the summer period, you could take sun cream and sunglasses and wear shorts, t-shirt and hat to protect your head and face from the sun. There is no any shadow in the Ephesus Ancient City.

How far Ephesus from Izmir?

Izmir City Center is far from Ephesus about 80 km it takes around an hour by private vehicle. Also, it is possible to come by public transportation but you have to reach to Selcuk first you can go to Ephesus from Selcuk.

Are there toilets in Ephesus?

There are no any toilets in the Ephesus Ancient City. But there are toilets at the entrance and exit of the Ancient City. You should use before you enter or after the Ephesus Tour.


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