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Ancient City of Ephesus

Selcuk 35920, Turkey
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Ephesus Private Tour with Historian Guide, Lunch
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“terrace houses” (503 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Selcuk 35920, Turkey
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

Guided tours are the best way to visit any site. This one is truly awesome. Knowing that Marc-Anthony and Cleopatra strode down the same stone road as we did and seeing the very impressive library ruins, as well as the Roman theatre, remnants of Roman...More

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Reviewed 26 January 2014

Spent 3 hours browsing around. The tour guide added so much more depth to an already interesting historic site. Well preserved city streets, buildings, library, ampitheatre and more. Worth doing some research before arriving.....could be overwhelming to some. Rich history.

1  Thank granpagolf
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

Ephesus is a must see if you are in the region. It was one of the largest of the Roman Empire and amazingly advanced.

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Reviewed 23 January 2014

This Greek/Roman city goes back 3000 years and the ruins are definitely worth a visit. The city was partially destroyed by an earthquake in 614 AD and when the harbor silted up be the local river it declined as a commercial center. The ruins are...More

4  Thank Michael D
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

Ephesus is such an amazing place with an interesting history! We weren't sure what to expect when we got there, I was sad that there were no guides out front wanting to be hired since it was off season. We decided to rent the headsets...More

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Reviewed 19 January 2014

This was everything I had expected from the best preserved classical city in the eastern Mediterrain and more. The site is well laid out with its boulevards, remains, buildings and theatre. The library is definitely the centre of this amazing complex. Hoards of bus trips...More

2  Thank WCOB
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

I loved the way the city was laid out and how huge the buildings are. The details are impressive, I especially like the mosaic tile floors in some of the buildings and the road map in the street that tells you how to find the...More

Thank Theresa C
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Reviewed 16 January 2014

A must see site in Turkey. The off season allows one to see the beauty of the Ephesus or perhaps better said to imagine what it must have looked like. It is a large site still being dug up, but what is open to the...More

Thank Paul A
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

The ancient city of Ephesus is a must for any traveler to Turkey. The site is accessible by taking a train to Selcuk, then a dolmus to the site, or by purchasing a guided tour. I strongly recommend either participating in a guided tour or...More

1  Thank Sarah20142014
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

Ephesus is a must see. My wife and i went on a European Mediterranean Cruise one of the shore excursion is in Kusadasi. Visit to Ephesus is an experience, imagine walking where some of the apostles of Jesus walked thousands of years ago. The ruins...More

1  Thank Cruzdent
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Bernard C
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Response from Nancy W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I think you would. I had to have Achilles tendon surgery only two weeks after this tour, and I was successfully able to walk there. It’s a bit tough, but if this a once in in a lifetime deal, I think you should go for... More
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Xedo
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Response from Mert U | Reviewed this property |
I recommend you not to go there directly and take a guide who tries to be guide of the random people. I can recommend you to book a guided tour from jollytur or even on tripadvisor !
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Response from moki786 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about the boat, but you can actually book a rental car online. Do a google search and you will find many rental offers.
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