These tours are one of a kind regarding the flexibility in the pace of a tour, the sites you wish to visit and the languages used by your guides. Our Private Ephesus tours from Kusadasi designed by yourselves consist of two parts; the central part revolves around Ephesus itself and the Terrace Houses inside it and the surroundings, the another part is the extra options from which you can choose any place you would like to visit or any other activity you like to do. The places of the tour included in the main part of the tours, the Ephesus, are shown below, with the core elements in bold.
- The ancient city of Ephesus( 2 hrs),
One of the “must-see” attractions along Aegean Sea Coast which has the largest and most well-preserved Amphitheater.
- The Terrace Houses(30 min),
The evidence of the prosperity of the Old Romans
- The House of Virgin Mary( 30 min),
The site of a Council of Ephesus in 431 AD, and an important structure in the history of Christianity
- The Temple of Artemis(20 min),
One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
- The Basilica of St. John(30 min),
Constructed by Justinian I in the 6th century, it stands over the believed burial site of John the Apostle.
- The Seven Sleepers(30 min)
The cave where a group of Christian youths slept and woke up 180 years later
- Sirince Village(1 hr)
A scenic village dotted with a dollhouse collection of stone and stucco houses and famous for its fruit wines
The extra options of Private Ephesus Tours from Kusadasi
- A short tour in Kusadasi Sightseeing attractions
Pigeon island upon which the Fortress of Kusadasi was built with the fairy-tale towers and battlements of fortified walls encircle the entire island
Kusadasi’s Caravanserai, rich with Ottoman and Seljuk architecture details as well as its Venetian-style swallow-tail battlements and red stone walls, the Ottoman castle dates back to 1618 and the days of Vizier Okuz Mehmed Pasha.
- Shopping at factory outlets,
There are many factories that OEM products for brands such as Emelda leather for jackets, Levi’s factory for Levi’s jeans and many others.
- A Turkish lunch,
Depending on your preferences and time available, you can have seafood at any of the waterfront restaurants in Kusadasi, or delicious Turkish cuisine at Aziziye, one of the famous restaurants near Ephesus, or special village dishes at Tandirci Deniz Sirince village restaurant.
- Visiting olive yards or natural farms.
Taris, one of the best factories that produce olive oil for both domestic and international markets
- Kirazli Village
(Cherry Village in English), big on organic farming, is a picturesque village away from the hustle and bustle of big cities where you can wander around as well as enjoy a meal with its famous dishes such as keshkek, a traditional wedding breakfast made from meat/chicken and wheat/barley.
Depending on your time available, your preferences you can design your own Private Ephesus Tours.
For example, if you have only half day to spare, you can combine the private Ephesus tours and the Terrace Houses with the House of Virgin Mary, or any other place that takes less than 30 min for a visit. Let’s say you have visited the Ephesus before, and you would like to spend your time in experiencing the life of a Turkish village as well as doing a little of shopping; you can make your program by combining a visit to Sirince village with shopping at a leather center or watching a demonstration of carpet-making.
- Your self-designed Private Ephesus Tours from Kusadasi will be priced accordingly. Pricing includes all pick-ups and drop-offs.
P.S. 1: When you self-design you private Ephesus tour from Kusadasi you should take into consideration that the round trip ride between Kusadasi and Ephesus takes 45-55 min.
P.S. 2: If your ship docks at Izmir port then instead of having an Ephesus Tour from Kusadasi Turkey you can self-design a Private Ephesus Tour from Izmir. Again the fact that the round trip between Izmir port and Ephesus area is about 2 hours and 10 min should be taken into account while planning the tour.