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Home of a staggering amount of history, Ephesus once held the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This venerable site was also an important center of early Christendom: among seven cities addressed in the Book of Revelations, some suggest that the Gospel of John may have been written within its walls.

barberapatel1

1 review

Excellant


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Cooley Consumers

7 reviews

The tour was quick due to time constraints of the ship in port. We had been to this port before but this time we saw new things and got a different presentation. As usual, the House of Mary is the most peaceful place that we have visited. Ephesus was wonderful and our guide, although short for time, did an excellent job of showing us the main items. The tour named "Highlights of Ephesus" was just wonderful in details and presentation.


Provider: Azamara Club Cruises

postrain

1 review

Great tour guide and amazing scenery. The day in Ephesus was perfect.


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

30timecruzrs

1 review

This is the one exception where I recommend Princess' tour. For $59 it was a good value in this VERY hot, VERY crowded - NOT TO BE MISSED destination. Warning...we were unable to get into Kusadasi on a previous cruise...it's often windy and the bigger ships sometimes miss this port.


Provider: Princess Cruises

bjrivers

1 review

Brilliant guide really lovely Begum. So knowledgeable and we loved the visit. But if you have any mobility problems think twice very very uneven walking.


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

skinnyguide

1 review

We enjoyed visiting the ruins, and the tour guide they provided was fantastic. We did not think Mary's house was worth the detour (and I left feeling very skeptical that she ever really lived there - why is there no actual historical evidence?). The extra shopping/snack stop to the "Emporivm" [sic] was artificial and annoying, and we also blew off the carpet demonstration. I would have loved it if our cruise advisors could have given us better tips for maybe an authentic Turkish lunch without a tourist scene. Note: If you choose not to do an excursion, do consider getting off the ship to explore a bit. If you get beyond the stand-up shops that border the periphery of the ship, there are actually some lovely coastline beaches, walks, and eateries. I wish I had known about them in advance. I would have chosen to have lunch by the sea.


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

luhning

1 review

We did not know what to expect with ths excursion, but this was our favorite because of the archeological sites and history of the area. Great job Celebrity!


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

adkirk25

1 review

Private tour with Ephesus Shuttle from trip advisor.

Our guide was waiting for us on time when we disembarked at the port. Nil was extremely knowledgeable about all the history and the excavation of the sites and had majored in Tourism at a university in Turkey. She spoke pretty good English. We first visited the House of Mary and then Ephesus and the Terrace Houses. Then we went to the Basilica of St John and she walked with us to a nearby Mosque. Afterwards we had a wonderful lunch and then Nil accompanied us to the Bazaar because I really wanted to shop a bit.

The best thing about the tour is that we went at our own pace and Nil tailored the tour to what we were interested in.


Provider: Independent Operator

foxtraveler

5 reviews

Amazing tour! Ephesus, Terrace Houses, Temple of Artemis, House of the Virgin Mary, and lunch at a local restaurant. It was thrilling to walk the same streets that Paul had walked and see where he had preached. Even if you have a tour guide, read up on the history of the city prior to your visit...it will help you remember things the guide tells you. It's HOT...bring water, wear a hat, and maybe even carry an umbrella for shade.


Provider: Independent Operator

FLSuep

2 reviews

Best of the Best. This is a must see, don't miss this if you go to this port. GREAT guide.


Provider: Holland America Line

Pugdom@verizon.net

1 review

With another well-trained and experienced guide, we spent a magical day at Ephesus and were amazed at the scope of excavation of this ancient city. The pacing was easy to allow for cautious footing as well as plenty of picture taking. We could have done without the trip to a carpet shop upon our return to Kusadasi, but did enjoy the refreshments served to us while we learned about the history of carpet-making.


Provider: Cunard Line

olsense1

1 review

Beautiful...great experience


Provider: Independent Operator

dvanlang

2 reviews

Ephesus: Transportation is not reliable here so we took another ship excursion. We saw and learned alot but our only gripe was EVERY tour ended at a rug weaving demonstration. We ducked out and did some shopping as this was the first chance we have had to shop. There is lots of good shopping right close to the docks and a short walk to the ship. Security is tight here so don't do anything suspicious. One in our group pulled something out of his bag to show us and he was stopped and searched.


Provider: Princess Cruises

vladamsoh

1 review

Do not miss Ephesus. It is fabulous and amazing.


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

mboop

1 review

I would not be exaggerating if I say our guided tour of Ephesus with Ertunga (www.ertungaecir.com) was one of the highlights of our cruise. We were picked up on time from the port and taken to Virgin Mary's House. We came there just on time, before the cruise buses. Then we drove to Ephesus where Ertunga walked us around and explained us the sight. The Library was fascinating and the Grand Theater impressive too. One of the visitors was singing in the theater so we had chance to hear the acoustic. Ertunga's knowledge of the area is exceptional. He was very flexible and allowed us to choose what we wanted to do and see, but had good recommendations when we asked. Even introduced us to Turkish rug making. It was a great experience and there was no pressure at all. I would not hesitate to contact him again and would certainly send any friends or family going to Turkey his way


Provider: Independent Operator

TRUEBLUE66

3 reviews

Booked the half day tour to Ephesus which was worthwhile as we were one of the first buses to arrive and we got to see the sites without the crowds. Well worth a visit.Glad we were early as over 50 buses waiting to get in as we left.Got taken to the carpet demo afterwards in Kusadasi which to be fair we could have walked away from if we had wanted.Was actually quite interesting and the owner was very funny and polite with no hard sell afterwards.We left and walked around the town which we liked and did some "negotiating" with the local shops for some souvenirs. Having been to countries which demand you haggle I wasn't to bothered but I know several passengers not used to it got angry and upset at the constant hard sell. Its not for everyone. Had the usual Macdonalds/Burger King/Irish bar/Starbucks as well as nice local cafe's and bakeries to try baclava and other Greek/turkish foods.Ship was docked right next to town.


Provider: Royal Caribbean International

CondorX2

1 review

I personnally loved it as I am found of History, but my husband found it tiring, but we enjoyed the scenery and the history.


Provider: Princess Cruises

Autumn72

6 reviews

It is a very brief stop at Kusadasi so the tour was rushed. This was not a tour for those with any mobility issues. We raced through the ruins at Ephesus literally taking pictures as you moved. It was very crowded and it was difficult to keep up with the guide (not the best) if you stopped for a second to look around. The lines were very long at the Virgin Mary shrine and eliminated any chance of stopping in Kusadasi to see the actual town as was supposed to happen at the end. Another stop was made at the ruins of St. John's basilica where he is buried. I would recommend skipping the Virgin Mary shrine and St. John's and taking more time in the ruins of Ephesus and seeing a bit of Kusadasi.


Provider: Princess Cruises

jagjetfly

1 review

We just took the self guided tour with ipod We just wanted to get there and back without the hassles. "Princess" the bus tour guide was great giving a bit of history on the way there and back. The rug shop tour afterwards though hard sell was actually interesting and the rugs were truly beautiful all but 7 people disappeared when that part of the tour arrived.


Provider: Cunard Line

Mrs.JSparrow

1 review

Bus drive to site was more interesting after Istanbul it started to look the same,especially the Grand Bazar. Unless your looking to buy alot most ppl looked bored walking around just trying to kill time to catch the bus back to the ship.


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

DDCruiseFL

1 review

requested not to take a rug tour . we ended up in a leather shop instead. Plan on at least one sell job whatever tour you take. We avoided Kusadasi. Most of the people we talked with later had some sort of rude slaes experience in the port town.


Provider: Independent Operator

Aussievicki

1 review

Good tour guide and fascinating to walk around.


Provider: Independent Operator

CarolinaCruiser85

2 reviews

Ephesus is an amazing city. Not to be missed if you like ancient history or Christian history.


Provider: Independent Operator

rsh1307

1 review

Excellent tour guide - practical, witty and forthright. They used a radio system - we were all provided with a receiver and an earpiece. This meant that the guide could talk to us via the earpiece without having to raise her voice and without us having to be right by her in order to hear. It also meant that she could gather the group together without shouting at people. Fabulous.
The obligatory "short" carpet presentation took 45 mins and then turned in to a heavy sell.


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

sailing mart

1 review

We decided to search for a better Kusadasi half-day tour than the pricy one that the Princess Cruises was offering, and we were certainly delighted by all we have got by this private, high value for money excursion that we found on Ada Vegas Travel site (www.adavegastravel.com/ ): the car was at high standards, very comfortable and with a good driver, the guide - Ozan Ozgun, was a pleasant, intelligent, educated and very competent young person who made this tour as instructive and as enjoyable as one can ask, the city of Kusadasi and the Ephesus site were breathtaking!
The Ephesus site, this great outdoor museum of Turkey is perhaps one of the the best-preserved ancient cities we have visited. Financially supported by the government of Turkey, it is a real attraction for the port of call Kusadasi. A real out-of-time city, with ruins of commercial, religious and social buildings staying erect from ancient Greek and Roman times, Ephesus is an unforgettable gathering of spectacular ruins, among which The Celsus Library is an outstanding structure, made of white marble, with rich decorations in relief, rosettes and garlands, and the figures of antique gods, like Nike and Eros.

Not to be missed inside Ephesus, the Terrace Houses, very impressive indeed, well preserved, just being dug. These houses inhabited by the wealthy social class (for this reason they are also known as "houses of the rich" or "palaces on the slopes" enchant the tourists by beautiful mosaics decorating the amazing bathrooms with central heating of that times!

Not to forget a very tasty traditional lunch served far away from the hot and crowded areas, in a small restaurant, inside a paradise garden with no other noise than the birds' singing, full of Mediterranean colors and odors. We have also visited two handcrafts points, the Selcuc Firca pottery showroom and demonstration center, where fabulous hand-painted ceramics made using rock crystal powder were a delight to admire, and the Galata Quality jewelry center, a true Aladin's cave full of marvelous pieces!


Provider: Independent Operator

cocomoe18

1 review

we hadnt realised how busy the House of Virgin Mary was - it was easily the busiest destination in any tour - there were thousands there and maybe a hundred buses - and it is a tiny area ! We just drove by Ephesus so didnt really see it much.


Provider: Princess Cruises

vcr_traveler515

5 reviews

This was my second visit to Ephesus and nothing had changed. It was very hot as usual (late July). At the end of the tour, we were given an ice-cold towel to cool off. Local tour guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable.


Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

JMB3885

1 review

The tour of Ephesus was exceptional and the guide, Ayshin, spoke perfect English and was extremely warm and engaging. The highlight of the trip was a visit to a wonderful bed and breakfast in Sirince for a private lunch of the traditional Turkish cuisine.


Provider: Windstar Cruises

CARMAD65

1 review

We were taken to 'Mary's House' which was not what I had expected it was very small. Then we walked through the ruins of Ephesus which were fantastic very different from Pompeii in every respect.


Provider: Independent Operator

sparkx

1 review

Very good tour, be prepared as it was 40C+ temperatures on the tour


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

DrJamba

2 reviews

My parents visited Ephesus a few years ago and their descriptions of how well preserved and detailed this site is didn't do the real thing justice. If you wish to experience the model for an ancient Roman city, this is the place to go.


Provider: Royal Caribbean International

AllisonB

1 review

This tour was very long although it was fascinating and the guide extremely knowledgeable. However we had a long time there and my husband was bored. At the end of the tour we were invited to a carpet display which we though would last 15 mins or so (so were were told) but it took ages and it was very difficult to leave at the end as they were trying to sell us very expensive carpets and rugs we did not want.


Provider: Royal Caribbean International

blue_butterfly2012

1 review

Good experience at Ephesus. Kusadasi looked like a shopping mall.

Provider: Independent Operator

ginka123

1 review

We loved exploring the ruins in Ephesus and the tour guide was very well informed. We were amazed a the size of the site and the mixture of cultures that had left their marks on the area. We also went to the small town of Siringe for arts and crafts market and lunch. This was also fun but I would have liked more time to explore that area. I would have skipped the mandatory tour of the carpet weaving studio since I already knew how that is done. And the carpets were very expensive.


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

Love to travel 54

5 reviews

We took a trip including Ephesus, Miletus, and Didyma - all excellent sites to visit. Great to visit in November as Ephesus was not too busy (we went in July before and it was unbearably crowded). Wonderful ruins and lots to see. In Miletus there were hardly any tourists and it has a fabulous amphitheatre.

Provider: Oceania Cruises

worldtraveler588

2 reviews

Great site, poor tour, so-so local guide

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

ingreece

9 reviews

This was my forth time to Kusadasi. I love Ephesus so much and this time I got to see the Terrace Houses. Ephesus Shuttle was excellent and they didn't force us to shop at a carpet store which made me happy. The vendors around Ephesus are obnoxious and I had to tell one guy to leave me alone because he kept saying he was Brad Bitt and I was Angela Jolie. Ick! Be firm and bargain hard if you want to shop in Turkey, especially for carpets. They love people who have no idea how to bargain. Get some idea online and get them down at least 70 percent or you're getting ripped off.

Provider: Independent Operator

trexdex

1 review

Again another wasted bus tour with the Ephesus museum being closed and looking at Ephesus from a distance. Hardly worth the trouble.

Provider: Princess Cruises

HickoryShampoo

1 review

DO NOT MISS!

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

Darshan1

10 reviews

This was the same tour with Irene, but Ephesus is incredible. Definitely be careful on slippery rocks. Lots of beautiful ruins, especially the Celsus Library. For someone who wasn't impressed the Roman Forum, this was much more worthwhile, and I think having a guide telling us about what we were seeing was a big part of it.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

Kellie Poodle

6 reviews

Remarkable! We learned so much from our excellent guide and enjoyed traipsing through the ruins. As Americans, coming from a young country on a relatively "young" continent, these ancient ruins put things in perspective.

Provider: Independent Operator

Kellie Poodle

6 reviews

We did not climb up to the theater but got a great view while exiting the ruins. It's massive!

Provider: Independent Operator

eyeu

1 review

A fantastic day of sightseeing Ephesus...picked up on time..spent day seeing the many sights of the area. Saw carpet weaving and leather good store. No pressure. A great day.

Provider: Independent Operator

goonergirl

1 review

Excellent tour. Very informative. Ephesus was much bigger then I had imagined and what has been excavated so far is only a fraction of the whole thing. Well worth the cost of the tour.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

respotrichie

1 review

The excavations at Ephesus were unbelievable and there is so much more to un- earth that it is amazing. The high point were the Terrace Houses. These excavations literally bring you inside the houses to see the frescoes on the walls and the mosaics on the floors. Just beautiful.

Provider: Independent Operator

cruzcruzcruz

3 reviews

Ephasus was amazing. Enjoyed it very much but there was nothing I would eat in the restaurant that was included. Wife liked the fish.This tour was a surprise provided by our cruise travel agent and run by Vacation Vignettes. We also stopped at Rhodes and Mikonos, where we could walk on our own from the ship without a booked tour, and we felt that was sufficient. In 14 days we stopped at 11 ports!

Provider: Independent Operator

Annalise

7 reviews

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT TAKE EPHESUS IF YOU HAVE ANY DIFFICULTY WALKING. We were misled by description that said it's a gentle downsloping walk. Well, it's not. Large uneven stones filled with potholes make walking downright dangerous and if it's raining, stay on the bus! Passengers who were not in shape returned to bus huffing & puffing! Actually, Ephesus had better ruins than Pompeii, but if you've seen Pompeii, be happy and skip Ephesus. Even our tourguide admitted that she has seen some pretty bad falls.


Provider: Princess Cruises

Peter Christmas

1 review

Reasonable value for money - would recommend you shop around if possible, but be prepared to be pestered by shop keepers and other vendors - if you are bothered then it may be worth paying to go with the cruise ship. Ephesus not to be missed!

Provider: Holland America Line

ruby0512

1 review

Lovely place, seeing the library was an oh my god moment. Cruise line needs to say there is a carpet making demo as we had seen one the day before and didnt want to waste the little time we had here watching another one. Tour guide at Istanbul said the shopping was better in Kusadasi and it was a little more relaxed being a smaller place

Provider: Princess Cruises

Rotenmutts

9 reviews

The tour was fabulous as was Ephesus itself. This tour was half the cost of the ship's and returned in plenty of time. Last time (6 years ago) we took the ship's tour with 45 of our closest friends but this time with a small bus and only 8 other people we saw so much more and the guide was a real professional. SO MUCH BETTER. Pretty little town too and very safe.

Provider: Independent Operator

vs8864

4 reviews

Wonerful experience not to bemissed! A true step back in time. Amazing.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

kingrodney

1 review

The tour here was quite good... expensive but good! Our guide was a plus. Ephesus was quite interesting and well worth the visit.

Provider: Princess Cruises

klitz

1 review

Awe-inspiring

Provider: Independent Operator

Grendelftw

1 review

Interesting tour. Hot day. Great food. The Turkish vendors very much believe in the hard sell.

Provider: Independent Operator

cruiserpupdog

1 review

Great experience with so much to see.

Provider: Independent Operator

Blighty770

1 review

Tour took place on the day that Ephesus was observing the last day of Ramadan. This meant that the ruins at Ephesus were not open until 1.30pm, despite our tour being booked for 10.30am. Our guide, Melissa, was terrific and helped us to juggle the day with an added visit to the House of the Virgin Mary. She was very knowledgeable and informative through the trip to Ephesus.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

neoncandle

1 review

We got together with another family from cruise critic and went with Ekol Tours. We took the Ephesus Tour with the Terrace Houses. Because Ephesus did not open until 1pm that day, our guide tacked on a visit to Sirince Village for free. We loved our guide and strongly suggest that you get your own. She really made the trip for us. The place was hot and crowded in August, though. If you decide not to do an excursion, there appears to be a nice beach in town.

Provider: Independent Operator

DebsLpool

2 reviews

Our guide Ahmed was one of the best we have ever had, he was informative, knowledgeable and funny. The sight was amazing even though it was about 40% and very busy. The scale of the ruins are breathtaking and I was so glad that I finally got to see Ephesus. On the way back to the ship he was willing to take us to a great carpet shop, thankfully there were no takers, although he did do his best to talk us into it. God loves a tryer. After lunch we returned to the bazaar in Kusadasi, for an enjoyable couple of hours of haggling, if you have the right attitude, it can be fun, but also very tiring. We had a drink at a bar near to the harbour and were amazed at the changes to the town, which we had last visited about 20 years previously, much more upmarket now, but a little less interesting

Provider: Thomson Cruises

Desdemona1

1 review

I chose to stay on the ship as they said there was a lot of walking and my bruised buttock was still sore , but my Husband went on the tour which he said was quite good. He said the ruins were not in the best shape but the tour was fairly interesting.

Provider: Holland America Line

Riley Dog

1 review

Very good guide - knew his stuff. Half day tour just long enough for what we wanted to do on (what turned out to be) a very hot day (100 degrees F ++)

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

Bellagirl18

1 review

We had headsets that were used during our visit to Ancient Ephesus which is a remarkable place to see and near the end we were treated to a fabulous performance by a local theatre group. Our tour-guide was really good and did a great job. We really enjoyed our visit here and had a great experience.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

surelyso

2 reviews

Took the Ephesian Modus Vivandi tour. Included in our tour was the terrace houses. If you have to pay the extra money to see this, DO IT. Unbelievable what they have uncovered and the restoration going on. The mosaics are amazing.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

henrytf

1 review

Fantastic tour - great tour guide (Khan)the ships crew provided midway through the ruins tour cold drinks & frozen towels. Very crowded also very hot time of year to do this - might be better in spring time. Was impossible to browse the town of Kusadasi without being pestered to buy something though.

Provider: Azamara Club Cruises

wismergirl

3 reviews

As soon as we entered Ancient Ephesus, we saw the Baths of the "State Agora". Then we passed by "The Bouleuterion" which housed the meetings of the Council as well as musical performances and contests built around 100 A.D. The Market Basilica was a 160-m long arcade, also built in the 1st century. We continued to walk in the heat and finally arrived at Terrace Houses. Our guide gave us the ticket to enter the site and it was amazing. The extra cost of $10 was so worth it. It was great to see the 5-minute live presentation next to the Great Theatre.

Provider: Independent Operator

CleoandAnthony

1 review

'Highlights of Ephesus tour 4 hours. Fab archeological site walking tour in Ephesus. Then ended in Kusadasi at carpet shop with good info session, good shopping, and just few minutes walk back to ship.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

snow bunny

3 reviews

Did know what to expect in Turkey so it was a pleasant surprise to see all that the area had to offer.

Provider: Independent Operator

brijsood

1 review

Rushed tour. Supposed to be all day, but we were done with over an hour to spare. Ephesus is incredible - here is a link to some pictures: https://picasaweb.google.com/110446672587444099861/VeniceCruiseEphesus?locked=true

Provider: Independent Operator

bugsdad

1 review

Tour of ancient Ephesus with stop at turkish carpet merchant

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

tnt_ca_cruiser

2 reviews

Did not really explore the town, but the area right by the port is modern and has many familiar stores including Lacoste and Starbucks. It was actually a nice place to hang out.

Provider: Independent Operator

silversurfer

1 review

Knowledgeable guide and coach visit around the ruins which were extensive and very interesting. Also visited a small museum and ended up at a Turkish carpet factory (sales room). The latter is an expensive trap for the unwary but if you can say no with conviction its worth it for the free beer!

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

kevnbren

5 reviews

Picked up a tour in the port shopping center. 25 euros each (4 hour tour-had to pay for entrance to Ephasus 10 euro extra). Enjoyed this immensely. Lots of walking and slippery marble slopes.

Provider: Independent Operator

ellay864

1 review

We left Greek territory for our next day and stopped at Kusadasi in Turkey. From here we had booked a private tour to Ephesus through CC contacts, with 6 of us paying 52 euros each. That gave us a minibus tour to Ephesus with tour guide, included lunch and entry to the Ephesus site itself. The tour we'd booked was a gentle paced half day trip, taking some medical issues into account, but we didn't feel short-changed at all. The place is amazing and although hilly and with steps was manageable; to be honest the whole site is so impressive you'd have to really have access problems to not want to visit there. Here in the UK sites like Stonehenge charge a fortune to visit and then you're allowed nowhere near the artefacts, but at Ephesus we were just able to wander right into the heart of everything. We didn't go into the Terraced Houses that a lot of people say are a must, but I certainly don't feel we missed out as there is still so much to see. The tour did also include the trip to a carpet place where the background is interesting but we really didn't appreciate the blatant hard sell they do. It's a shame but seems that must tours put this in; if you can arrange a trip that promises not to do this, go for it! At the end of the trip we had time to spare so decided to wander round the bazaars in Kusadasi before going back to the ship. Unfortunately we were totally put off by the shop keepers' quite aggressive approach to visitors and it's impossible to browse, despite the 'no hassle' signs. Maybe that's all part of the local culture but it wasn't an aspect we wanted to embrace at the end of a long hot day.

Provider: Independent Operator

Summerpls

1 review

A must do. The ruins of a whole city is so unbelievable. So much of it still stands and it's all made of marble. It's a tour for those with lots of energy and without physical imparements as it's a long tour but well worth it. Bring your camera. It was so easy to imagine in my mind what it was like there thousands of years ago. When we got back from our cruise we stopped in the town which was by the Port to have lunch ... it was wonderful.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

savvylady

1 review

Wonderful place, yet very crowded.

Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

baillie

1 review

What can you say but awesome...can't wait to see when they excavate more and what they discover

Provider: Princess Cruises

doffina

2 reviews

We booked a private tour of the Ephesus ruins and enjoyed it very much. Our guide was wonderful, spoke perfect English (among 5 other languages) and included some other local stops not specified in our tour. We spent a little time at the bazaar before boarding the ship, as we only had half a day here. A full day would have been great.

Provider: Independent Operator

mokopuna2

2 reviews

All of the ruin of Ephesus are a "must do" when visiting Kusadasi. Enjoyed every moment of the tour.


Provider: Independent Operator

kamali kuri

1 review

we took a tour to this ancient place to see Ephesus, the Mediterranean's best-preserved classical city. The ruins of this city and the enormous theatre offers up superb views over the city. Our guide was brilliant and very funny. Make sure you have a good pair of walking shoes! Marble stones are slippery. annoying thing is that Turkish photographer wants to take your pic all the time but you learn to ignore them...

Provider: Thomson Cruises

Twinmum

2 reviews

This was the most amazing place and we had the perfect guide to tell us all of the wonderful history. We actually were more in awe of this ancient city than we were of Pompeii. The scenery on the bus trip here was spectacular too, which made it a very enjoyable trip all up. So So glad we came here. We finished up with a trip to the bazaar that had lots of good quality leather at good prices and beautiful scarves that I wish I'd bought many more of for gifts at home.

Provider: Princess Cruises

Peter Wise

1 review

Only seen from a distance at the end of our walk. Impressive.This was on a windy day and the site is big so there is quite a bit of walking involved.

Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Kiheisands

1 review

Outstanding visit to Ephesus! The guide was more than informed, he was entertaining as well. An absolute must see.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

oldcajun

1 review

An outstanding guide made our visit to Ephesus come alive.

Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

jumbokaye

1 review

The highlight was a visit to Ephesus, an ancient city whose ruins . We organized our own tour through Ephesus tours which was excellent . We was also treated to a carpet demonstration, pottery display & finally a fashion show at a leather shop

Provider: Independent Operator

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