General

An excellent Samyeli Travel full-day tour for guests wishing to visit more of the historic sites of the Ionia…

You will meet Samyeli Travel guide at the Port of Kusadasi from where you will start your Private Ephesus Tour. The first place you will visit is at Miletus, an ancient city located the present Akköy at the mouth of the Buyuk Menderes (meander) River. As a center of a trade route in the past, Miletus was one of the largest cities in Anatolia region with a between 80.000 and 100.000 inhabitants.

Booming Miletus was abode of the 6C BC philosophers Anaximander, Anaximenes and Thales, the town planner Hippodamus and architect Isidorus. Besides, many colonies were founded by the Miletus. With a prominent position, Miletus became the most significant port in this region, as well as one of the high active members of the Ionian Confederation of the twelve cities. In the 7th century, BC Lydians besieged the city. After that, the city was controlled by the Persians, Roman and Seljuk Turks.

After Miletus, we will visit Didyma, a prophecy center dedicated to Apollo.

The world Didyma meant “twins” and it was associated by some as being the meeting place of Zeus and Leto to have their twins Apollo and Artemis. Didyma was famed as a prophecy center dedicated to Apollo, which served a similar purpose as the Delphi of Anatolia. It was not a city, but a sanctuary linked to Miletus by Milesians with a 19 km/12 miles sacred road. Then we will drive the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world where your guide will explain to you the value of this important site.

After that, we will visit Ephesus, one of the most significant cultural centers of the ancient world. You will visit the Ephesus Ruins, which consist of monuments such as ancient concert hall Odeon, the Temple of Hadrian, Celcus Library, the Roman Baths and the Theatre. Last one is still in use, especially for concert performances, and it has an amazing capacity of 25,000 seats. As you will be walking through this ancient city, you will notice the streets paved with marble which give a hint this was a city of great wealth. Once the tour is finished, and before heading to the Port, you will have some free time to visit shopping facilities.

INCLUDED = Pick up & drop-off at Port of Kusadasi, A/C private transportation, Professional guide

DURATION = approx 8 Hours (Departing Everyday)

You will be met by your guide at the Port of Kusadasi where you will begin your Private Ephesus Tour.

First we will visit Miletus, an ancient city located near the present Akköy at the mouth of the Buyuk Menderes (meander) River. Miletus owed its importance to its position on the trade routes. It was one of the largest cities in Anatolia with a population of between 80.000 and 100.000. Highly prosperous, it founded many colonies and was the home of the 6C BC philosophers Anaximander, Anaximenes and Thales, the town planner Hippodamus and architect Isidorus. Having a prominent position, Miletus became the most important port in this area and it was the most active member of the twelve cities of the Ionian Confederation. In the 7th century BC Lydians besieged the city. The city was then controlled in turn by the Persians, Roman and Seljuk Turks.

The next visit after Miletus will be Didyma. The world Didyma meant “twins” and it was associated by some as being the meeting place of Zeus and Leto to have their twins Apollo and Artemis. Didyma was famed as a prophecy center dedicated to Apollo, which served a similar purpose as the Delphi of Anatolia. It was not a city but a sanctuary linked to Miletus by Milesians with a 19 km/12 mi sacred road.

Then we will drive the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world where your guide will explain to you the significance of this important site.

Following this we will make our way to Ephesus which was one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient word. We will visit the Ephesus ruins, Odeon, Celcus Library and the Theatre which is still in use today for concerts and has an amazing capacity of 25,000. As we walk through this ancient site you will notice the streets paved with marble which gives a hint to this city’s great wealth many years ago.

Once the tour has finished some free time for shopping facilities and you will be returned to the Port of Kusadasi.

Tour Included:
Pick up & drop-off at Port of Kusadasi,
A/C private transportation,
Professional guide,

Tour Excluded:
Personal Expenses,
Lunch & Drinks,
Any Gratuities for Guide & Drivers

Ephesus Tour

Tour Price

Ephesus Tours From Kusadasi
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Tour review scores and score breakdown

10 / 10

Based on 2 reviews

Guest reviews are written by our customers after their tour of P05 – Ephesus Tour.

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10   
Accommodation
10   
Transport
9   
Meals
10   
Guide
10   
Value for money
10   
Program accuracy
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Guest reviews

  • barbara hulse
    2016-02-20

    First day back at work after 5 weeks off. We had an amazing holiday with all that you provided and have not forgotten to write on your website. Give me a week and it will be on for you praising you continually. The boys were extremely professional, informative and fun. Thank you again for our amazing holiday and all the extras given plus to be able to meet you as well.

    everything is perfect

  • Abdulaziz Abdulrahim
    2016-02-19

    I wrote that I booked for this tour from Samyeli tours and it was so nice and very good organized with very good experience of guid tours.freey2u@yahoo.com

    with everything was awesome .

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