Ephesus Half Day Tour

  • Ephesus Half Day Tour Ephesus Half Day Tour

Ephesus Half Day Tour

Tour map

Ephesus is one of the most well preserved ancient cities in the world and a major highlight of a visit Turkey. So if you are short for time, the Ephesus and Virgin Mary's House half day tour is the perfect trip for you! You will get to see the main highlights of the second largest ancient city in the world, all the while learning about the incredible history of the region with a knowledgeable and friendly guide.


Virgin Mary house
The home of Mary, the virgin mother of Jesus, was discovered by a French priest in 1881. He came across the house with a view of the Aegean Sea and believed it to be the house where Mary came. The belief for this is due to a nun called Anne Catherine Emmerich, whose visions described the place in great detail. The discovery was not taken seriously until a further two priests and a nun followed his path and confirmed his findings.

The building is split into two parts, one being the chapel area that Mary and others that may have been with her would have used to pray at, the other part which was much smaller was the living quarters. The building dates back to between the 6th and 7th century, however, the foundations have been dated as far back as the 1st century.

The home of the Virgin Mary has been declared an official Catholic pilgrim site and was blessed by Pope John VI in 1967. The is also a Holy location for the Muslim religion as Jesus was a prophet of Islam.

Ancient City of Ephesus

We will explore the best-preserved marble ruins of the ancient capital of Roman Asia, as well as the 25,000 seat Great Theatre. Hopefully, we have a singer in the group to let us imagine what it was like to attend the theatre in ancient times.

Ephesus, once the most important commercial centre of western Anatolia, was established as a port on the mouth of the river Cayster. Being located on a strategic trade route in Anatolia, Ephesus quickly became one of the most important cities in the world.

The city itself and the ruins are all on the side of a fertile valley. The extensive ruins include a theatre, library and gymnasium.

Tour Prices

Please contact us for further information.

  • Hotel transfers
  • Guided tour
  • Tips
  • Drinks-Beverages
  • Entrance tickets
  • VAT
  • +
  • +
  • -
  • -
  • +
  • +
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • -
  • +
  • -

Contact Us

Departure Info
  • Tour Duration
    1 Days
  • Departing Cities
    Kusadasi, Selcuk
  • Returning Options
    Kusadasi, Selcuk
  • Departure days
    Every day
  • Starting Time
    8:15 AM
  • End Time
    1:00 PM
  • Duration
    08:00 Hours
Essential Info
  • Pick-up Time
    To be confirmed
  • Tour Type(s)
    Group Tour
  • Group Size
  • Language(s)
    English, Spanish
  • Tour bus
Our Reviews