1 Day Ephesus Tour from Istanbul

1 Day Ephesus Tour Itinerary

Whether you are a first time traveller or a repeat visitor, Ephesus is one of the most important area to visit again and again during your Turkey tours

Day 1-Istanbul to Izmir-Tour of Ephesus and Visit to Cottage of Mother Mary 

Pick up from your Istanbul hotel and transfer to airport for a domestic flight to Izmir. Upon your arrival İzmir airport our team will meet you in the airport and transfer to the town of Selcuk – 1 hour- and start the day trip in ruins of Ephesus. Ephesus was an ancient and great commercial and port city that dates back to the 9th century BC, which had Hellenistic era, then ancient Roman, and finally Byzantine influence. During the time of the Romans, the population of Ephesus is said to have risen to 225,000. One of the reasons for the successive declines of the city was marked by the retreat of the sea, or better, by the natural sedimentation of the  river that covered the port area making it inoperative. Another reason was diseases such as malaria that were done with a large part of the population, in addition to the great fights that have been held in its surroundings to take over such an important city.

Imagine a place that has so much to offer from the ancient history. Ephesus allowing thousands years of architectural monuments that has been carefully preserved and maintained. Some restored relics still displays historical power and majesty. The ancient roman capital of Asia Minor, the Ephesus whom we can call as the Pompeii of Turkey. Because many civilizations lived here and fell into oblivion until it was rediscovered by archaeologists in the late 1800s. Visit major highlights and ruins like Temple of Hadrian, Library of Celsus which is considered as the most important image that looks like temple more than a library. Theatre with the capacity of almost 24.000 people during its time. If you would like to have a general idea of the site and how big is the theatre, you can climb up the stairs and admire the landscape and city’s magnitude with a bird’s eye view. Also visit House of Mother Mary, believed spent her last days having been brought here by St. John from the Jerusalem that is located on a hill near Ephesus, still has an important role in the history of humanity.On the way back to our hotel we will stop by the Basilica of St. John that was built on his tomb. At the end of the day, transfer to airport and flight back to Istanbul. Transfer to your hotel in Istanbul

Meals: Lunch

*We strictly recommend our client to book their tours as early as they can, due to domestic flight tickets on near dates would simply cost staggeringly expensive so this effects the price of package tour to increase.

What’s Included?

✓2 Domestic Flight Tickets by Turkish Airlines

✓Day Trip in Small Groups with Local Guides

✓Lunch and Entrance Fees to Museums during guided day trips

✓Airport/Hotel Transfers

✓All Applicable Local Taxes

How to book this tour?
Please kindly send the enquiry form at the bottom of this page if you are interested in the program. Our team will be in touch with you less than 6 hours. Once you come to mutual agreement with our sales team, 30% of total payment of the package will be collected at time of booking by secure online payment gateway that our sales team will send through email. Balance should be paid in Istanbul minimum one day before your departure by visiting our physical office which is located next to Hagia Sophia Museum in Sultanahmet. 

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