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    Stop At: Ephesus Museum, Selcuk Turkey

    ephesus ancient city

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: The Temple of Artemis, Selcuk Turkey

    artemis temple

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ephesus Terrace Houses, Selcuk 35148 Turkey

    Ephesus terrace houses are located on the hill, opposite the Hadrian Temple. Also called as "the houses of rich", important for the reason give us information about family life during the Roman period. They were built according to the Hippodamian plan of the city in which roads transected each other at right angels.

    There are six residential units on three terraces at the lower end of the slope of the Bulbul Mountain. The oldest building dates back into the 1C BC and continued in use as residence until the 7C AD.

    Ephesus terrace houses are covered with protective roofing which resembles Roman houses. The mosaics on the floor and the frescos have been consolidated and two houses have been opened to the public as a museum.

    They had interior courtyards (peristyle) in the center, with the ceiling open. They were mostly two-storied, upper stores have collapsed during time. On the ground floor there were living and dining rooms opening to the hall, and upstairs there were bedrooms and guest rooms.

    The heating system of the terrace houses were the same as that in baths. Clay pipes beneath the floors and behind the walls carried hot air through the houses. The houses also had cold and hot water. The rooms had no window, only illuminated with light coming from the open hall, so that most of the rooms were dim. The excavations of the terrace houses started in 1960. The restoration of the two of the houses have been finished and can be visited today.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey

    Ephesus is located near the western shores of modern-day Turkey, where the Aegean Sea meets the former estuary of the River Kaystros, about 80 kilometers south of Izmir, Turkey.

    According to legend, the Ionian prince Androclos founded Ephesus in the eleventh century B.C. The legend says that as Androclos searched for a new Greek settlement, he turned to the Delphi oracles for guidance. The oracles told him a boar and a fish would show him the new location.

    One day, as Androclos was frying fish over an open fire, a fish flopped out of the frying pan and landed in the nearby bushes. A spark ignited the bushes and a wild boar ran out. Recalling the oracles’ wisdom, Androclos built his new settlement where the bushes stood and called it Ephesus.

    Another legend says Ephesus was founded by the Amazons, a tribe of female warriors, and that the city was named after their queen, Ephesia.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Bulbul Mountain Looms, Selcuk Karayolu Arvalya Mevkii 35920 Secuk, Izmir Turkey

    Cooperatife

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Selcuk 35100 Turkey

    virgin mary house

    Duration: 30 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    kusadasi hotel or port

    selçuk hotel

    Ports
    kusadası port
    Duration
    8h
    Inclusions
    • Driver/guide
    • Hotel/port pickup
    • Hotel/port drop-off
    • Transport by private vehicle
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • entrance fees
    • Entry/Admission - Ephesus Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Ephesus Terrace Houses
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
    • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a hat and plenty of sunscreen as shade is limited
    • The order of the tour itinerary may vary in order to avoid congestion
    • Ephesus: 60 Turkish Lira (Equivalent of 9 Euros)
    • House of Mary: 25 Turkish Lira (Equivalent of 5 Euros)
    • Temple of Artemis: Free of Charge
    • Sirince Village: Free of charge
    • Isa Bey Mosque: Free of Charge
    • Terrace Houses: 20 Turkish Lira (Equivalent of 4 Euros)
    • Basilica of St. John: 10 Turkish Lira (Equivalent of 2 Euros)
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 6 days ago

    We booked full-day Ephesus Tour and had a wonderful experience with our local guide Ali. We were a group of dancers, coming to a festival. It was very important to us to keep the time schedule, given in advance. The company reacted very adequately to...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Diana S
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We spend a wonderful day with our guide Baris. He was very nice and showed us around in Ephesus, the temple of Artemis and the house of Mary. He knew a lot about the region and explained everything to us in excellent fluent german. We...More

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    uniqueephesustour, Yönetici at Unique Ephesus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

    Thank you for taking the time to get in touch with us to share your recent experience about our Acency we are looking forward to welcoming you in your next trip in the very near future. best regards, Unique Ephesus Tours

    Reviewed 11 August 2019 via mobile

    So glad we booked this tour- especially as we were travelling with young children in the heat. The whole experience was effortless from being picked up in reception to learning some history in the air conditioned bus on the way and moving between the key...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank ruby57
    uniqueephesustour, Manager at Unique Ephesus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2019

    Thank you for taking the time to get in touch with us to share your recent experience about our Acency we are looking forward to welcoming you in your next trip in the very near future. best regards, Unique Ephesus Tours

    Reviewed 30 July 2019 via mobile

    We had a very nice experience with this tour. Our guide Adam managed the tour itinerary really well and he is very supportive to explain the details completely..i suggest one must take this tour while visiting Kusadasi

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    uniqueephesustour, General Manager at Unique Ephesus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you for taking the time to get in touch with us to share your recent experience about our Acency we are looking forward to welcoming you in your next trip in the very near future. best regards, Unique Ephesus Tours

    Reviewed 7 June 2019 via mobile

    We were a group of 5 adults and loved this tour.this company made it easy to take this tour from our cruise ship.the tour veichle was comfortable .our guide Ali was very friendly and knowledgeable.A great tour for anybody interested in visiting the best sites...More

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    952alit, General Manager at Unique Ephesus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2019

    Thank you for taking the time to get in touch with us to share your recent experience about our Acency we are looking forward to welcoming you in your next trip in the very near future. best regards, Unique Ephesus Tours

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