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
  • 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.


  1. Diana

    Ephesus sightseeing tour with excellent tour guide Fatih. the lunch included, but drinks were extra. The entrance fees for the sights were included and part of the trip. The daily tour guide was a very knowledgeable person, polite, flexible, and friendly. Highly recommend this ToursCE tour company. The tour program was very good and on time with pick up and drop off.

  2. Fernanda

    Excellent guide and Awesome tour, worth it! We had a guided tour of Ephesus ancient ruins and Burhan was very informative and didn’t rush us at all. Other guides could be seen moving the groups along at a faster pace and Burhan took extra time to explain things. He gave interesting tidbits on cultural aspects too. Lunch at the local place was fantastic, with special care given to vegetarians such as us. Thank you.

  3. Peter

    Excellent experience and hassle-free tour. very organized and Miss Birgul was very professional and accomodating. I highly recommend this small group tour…

  4. Christian

    Excellent Ephesus ancient city and virgin Mary tour. The day tour was perfectly organized, from the beginning to the end. All arrangements pickups and transfers perfectly well organized. The local tour guide was really friendly, spoke english fluently, and a very knowledgeable person. The food was so delicious and tasty at the lunch. tour vehicle was clean and comfortable, and the most important thing is Covid. they follow all instructions and there is no hesitation about it. an experience of that perfection and we would like to thank you for this wonderful experience! Thanks a lot, we will come back again.

  5. Liza

    A fantastic daily tour in Ephesus and virgin Mary! Today my husband and I joined the Ephesus day tour of and we really enjoyed it. It was very comfortable to be picked up from our hotel and they were on time. The first stop point was the house of the Virgin Mary where the tour guide gave us interesting information about the discovery of this highly spiritual place. The next sightseeing stop was the ancient city of Ephesus which was a unique experience. The library of Celsus is a must on this trip! The tour guide explained a lot of historical and architectural details so that we could imagine how people lived there 2000 years ago. We had enough time to take pictures around while on the tour. The lunch was at a very traditional small restaurant near Selcuk town and it was part of the tour. The last stop was the temple of Artemis and the Isabey Mosque. We can totally recommend the tour, and our personal highlight was a very friendly and kind tour guide. Thank you a lot we will definitely refer you for other tours again! 🙂

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