The Beauties of Aegean Coasts

Celsus Library Ephesus Izmir

Private Izmir Shore Excursion to Christian Ancient Ephesus

Cruise guests usually do not have enough time to visit Ephesus. The best way to explore Ancient Ephesus is the well organized private tours for guests who come to Izmir Cruise port by ship. In this way, you will discover the Christian Ancient Ephesus within a short time. Your private tour takes care of everything before you arrive, such as transportation, museum tickets, tour guides, etc.

Duration: Full Day
Tour Type: Private
Departure Days: Everyday
Starting Place: 08:30
Ending Place: 17:00


Have you ever imagined traveling along the Aegean Coast which considered as fertile lands? This tour will give you an unforgettable moment on these coasts.

According to your cruise ship arrival time, we will meet with you at the Izmir cruise port. After picking you up with your name sign and drive to Ancient Ephesus.

The day begins with the visiting The House of Virgin Mary which is considered as a sacred place for both Muslims and Christians that the Christians can perform their worship there. According to belief, Mary, the mother of Jesus, spent the last days of her life here at the top of Bulbul Mountain. But to Roman Catholics believe that she lived there until her assumption into heaven. Other denominations of Christians recognize this spot as her burial place.

After visiting this spectacular spot, Ephesus which was founded by female warriors known as the Amazon will become our destination. It is thought that Apasas name came from a city in the kingdom of Arzawa, which means the Mother Goddess city. It is the first city made entirely of marble in history. It is a port city that has made rapid progress in trade, culture, and art. At the same time, they established a school of philosophy and formed a political and intellectual accumulation.

Our final stop will become Basilica of St. John, that the basilica is the church where the grave of Saint John is found. The basilica is cross-planned and has six large domes. It was built by Emperor Justinian and his wife Theodora.

At the end of the tour, travel back to Izmir and your cruise ship according to your ship departure time, having enjoyed a truly enriching day in one of the world’s most isolated and distinctive areas.


  • Pick up and drop off from Izmir Cruise Port
  • English Speaking Licenced Tour guide
  • Entrance Fees to the mentioned sights
  • All necessary land transportation by A/C Touristical Buses
  • Local Taxes
  • Personal Expenses
  • Any Meals and Drinks
  • Any extra fees for transportation if your hotel is not central



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