Ephesus Tour from Marmaris

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Ephesus is one of the most significantly intact ancient city sites in Anatolia. This old city site, located approximately 190 kilometres from Marmaris, is a must-see. Ephesus has several ancient monuments and remnants on display; it appears like this open-air museum breathes and lives with as many as 2 million people who visit each year. From Marmaris, you will travel 190 kilometres to Ephesus in around three hours by bus. Our professionals will offer you more information about the region as you stroll through Ephesus.

Ephesus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, has several fascinating and valuable archaeological finds, including the Temple of Artemis, which is thought to be one of the Seven Wonders of Antiquity. The Hadrian Temple, Library of Celsus, and an enormous ancient amphitheatre are other notable sites.

According to recent digs, the present site contains two more ancient cities. Ephesus is the third city on the same platform and has a history dating back to 245 BC. Ephesus has been home to Ionians, Lydians, and Persians in the past, and when the Romans came in 129 BC, it had a population of 200,000 people. Ephesus quickly became an important trade and commercial centre in ancient times. Ephesus was a centre of early Christianity, and Christian disciples have visited it since the first century AD. According to history, St Paul stayed here for three years, and St John and the Virgin Mary visited this location on their last days.


  • At Ephesus, you may expect a truly exceptional sightseeing experience. Prepare to see the ruins of Artemis' Temple while visiting Ephesus. This magnificent location is one of the ancient world's seven wonders because of its enormous size and design, which were once used. You should also anticipate being wowed by the site's new appearance. Ephesus was entirely built of marble and featured beautiful marble streets lined with sculptures. Ephesus has several beautiful buildings that are worth seeing, including the ancient theatre and Celsus' Library.
  • This full-day excursion from Marmaris to Ephesus is ideal for most tourists since it includes sightseeing, exploration, and adventure. As a result, this tour is also excellent for single travellers, families with small children, and groups of friends. Please keep in mind that due to the locations covered in the itinerary, this trip is not recommended for people with walking difficulties. Due to the intense heat that the region experiences throughout the summer, remember to bring a hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses. Furthermore, for your convenience, please don't wear uncomfortable shoes or clothes.

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Why Visit Ephesus?

Ephesus, located in the Western Anatolia Region of Turkey, is one of the most well-known archaeological sites in the nation. Visiting this location is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you don't want to miss out on. Ephesus was once a bustling metropolis with many attractions, including the ancient city of Ephesus and several significant religious monuments. During the Roman Empire, Ephesus was the second most important and populous city after Rome. As a result, seeing Ephesus will allow you to visit several magnificent buildings as well as gain an in-depth knowledge of history.

Marmaris Ephesus Tour Itinerary

The Ephesus Tour departs every Thursday and Sunday from Marmaris. A vehicle will pick you up from your hotel in Marmaris and transport you to Ephesus for your own convenience. You will be accompanied on this trip to see all historical monuments by a qualified tour guide. The ancient city of Ephesus may be visited, where you can take in the magnificent architecture. You will visit the Seljuk city, including among other things, the marble streets, mosaic-covered homes, temples, statues, an ancient theatre, and a library of Celsus. There is also time for free in Selcuk. You have the opportunity to go to the House of Virgin Mary during this period. According to archaeological evidence, Mary spent her final days there with Saint John. The house is set in a beautiful natural setting, and you'll have some free time to enjoy the view. This full-day trip to Ephesus also includes a lunch provided at a local eatery. During the afternoon, a fully air-conditioned vehicle will take you back to Marmaris.

Distance between Ephesus & Marmaris

Our visitors will take a nice drive between Marmaris and Ephesus for this fantastic journey. This trip is around two and a half hours long, with limited stops to rest, take pictures, and enjoy the stunning scenery. Our team will pick you up from your hotel in Marmaris in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus to ensure that you may take full advantage of this excursion.

Free time in Selcuk

You'll have some free time in the lovely town of Selcuk according to the plan. The House of Virgin Mary, Isabey Mosque, and Saint John's Basilica are a few of the exciting sights in the city. Selcuk has its unique allure if you want to take a break from sightseeing. The town's tiny streets are ideal for getting the genuine feel of the area, learning about its culture and way of life. You may also buy some really unique souvenirs to take back with you during this period. There are several little stores in Selcuk that sell all types of handicrafts, apparel, and local specialities.

  • The Marmaris Ephesus City & Ancient Sites is a full-day excursion that takes about 12 hours. The trip includes a shuttle transfer from your hotel in Marmaris and back, according to the itinerary. You will be accompanied by a professional tour guide all day long. The guide is in command and assists you if you require anything. The tour includes morning and afternoon tea as well as a lunch that is served in local settings. A typical local lunch is included.
  • Please keep in mind that alcoholic beverages, additional activities during the free time, any other extra entrance fees, and personal costs are not part of the package price.


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