Kusadasi Ephesus half-day tour is a 5-hour excursion to the ancient ruins of Ephesus, and the Temple of Artemis.
With its close proximity to Kusadasi, the ancient city of Ephesus, the second largest city of the Roman Empire, is easy to do in half a day. If 8 hours seems like a long time, or if you have young family members who will tire from a whole day tour, this is an exciting alternative to suit everyone. During Roman times the sea came directly to the port of ancient Ephesus. The Roman port has long since silted up, and it is not really known why this grand metropolis of the Roman Empire faded into the history books, and what a history it has.
Mentioned several times in the Christian Bible, visited by no less a figure than the apostle St Paul, who was actually thrown out of Ephesus for overzealous behaviour. St John who wrote the Biblical book of Revelation ended his days at the Basilica named after him, a handful of kilometres from Ephesus and was sure to have been a regular visitor to the ancient streets of this site. And if you are interested, according to the Bible, the same St John was given the care of the Virgin Mary by Jesus himself! After the crucifixion she came to Ephesus and ended her days in his care, a few miles outside the ancient site. If that has whetted your appetite, your guide will have plenty more to tell you about this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
|📅 Tour Days:||Tuesday, Friday, Sunday|
|⏱️ Tour Hours:||8:00 AM – 1:00 PM|
|✔️ Tour Includes:||Transfer, entrance tickets, lunch, guiding|
|📌 Tour Highlights:||Temple of Artemis, grand theater, library of Celsus|
In 2023, price of Kusadasi Ephesus Tour (Half Day) is 55 € for adults, 30 € for children between age 5 and 7, free for children under 4 years old.
This excursion goes out daily with a pickup from your Kusadasi hotel, or the port at Kusadasi.
You will be greeted by your driver and by your English speaking guide for the day before you commence the relatively short journey to Ephesus.
You may stay with your guide or take free time as you travel the streets of this once great metropolis. With so many statues of Gods and Goddesses to see along the streets, the Library of Celsus, the remains of the Roman Port and even the public toilets of the time (now no longer in use by the way).
As this is a half day tour there is no provision made for lunch. Your guide will give you directions as to where and what time you meet for your return to Kusadasi.
Cost of Kusadasi Ephesus Tour (Half Day) is 55 € for adults, 30 € for children between age 5 and 7, free for children under 4 years old in 2023.
Daily throughout the summer season and with a pickup time of 08:30, this is a half day tour with a return time of 13:00.
Due to the shorter duration even families with younger children can enjoy the tour. There is still a fair amount of walking to do, rendering it less suitable for anyone with mobility difficulties.
Transfer to and from hotel in Kusadasi.
Air conditioned coach with driver and with English speaking guide service.
Entry fees and Guided tour of Ephesus.
Your drinks and personal expenditure for the day.
Appropriate footwear, sunhat, sunglasses and sun cream.
A bottle of water for rehydration.
Your camera and some money for personal expenses.
Half a day is more than ample to visit the ancient city of Ephesus and see all that there is to offer within the city walls. Should you wish to incorporate other sites related to Ephesus like the Church of The Virgin Mary you may be better advised to book on the full day excursion.
If there are children travelling in your group you should bring their passports along with your own. This is because children of school age receive discounted entry tickets, but proof of age must be shown on entry. You should bring your passport with you as well if you are travelling anywhere out of resort. Officials may ask to see it, or they may not. It is always better to come prepared.