FAQS about Ephesus Tours

Here are some of the most common asked questions about Ephesus Private Tours.

How much time do you need in Ephesus?

In Ephesus, you can devote at least 2 hours. If you choose to take pictures or visit the Terrace Houses, a place within Ephesus where the houses of the wealthy Ephesians were built, it may take longer.

Is Ephesus open every day?

Yes, it is open every day, but the visiting hours may change.  The hours are between 8:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. from mid-April until the end of September, and 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. during the winter.

What should I wear in Ephesus?

For rainy or sunny days, we suggest you wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes and carry a bottle of water, hat, sun cream, and umbrella. Over summer, it gets extremely hot and any shade in Ephesus is almost difficult to find. You should carry cameras with you, but tripods are not authorized.

What should I bring with me to Ephesus?

You should take sun cream, sunglasses, shorts and t-shirts and a hat to cover your face from the sun if you are visiting Ephesus in the summer season. During the Ephesus Tours, we give you water, but still, it is nice to take a glass of water with you. In autumn or spring, the weather is still mild, so it is nice to take an umbrella just in case it rains.

Which is the nearest port to Ancient Ephesus?

The closest port is Kusadasi. It is a modern port where the largest cruise ships can dock. The ruins of Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary are a 20-minute drive from the port of Kusadasi. The port of Izmir is also like Ancient Ephesus, and you can hit it after a 1-hour trip. We give Ephesus tours from both the port of Kusadasi and the port of Izmir.

Can I bring other visitors to my Ephesus Tour?

Yes, by emailing us, you can add more individuals to your Ephesus Trip. The price per user would decrease steadily, depending on the number of guests. 

How will I get my Ephesus entrance tickets?

The entrance fees and parking fees for all our Ephesus tours are included in the price. With your tour guide in advance, most of the entry passes to the locations you will visit will be ready and issued to you in front of the entrance gates. Our guide will pay for the tickets at the entry gates in some areas and get to you easily and you will skip the queues.

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Are we going to see everything in Ephesus?

Yes, in Ephesus, there are 3 major roads, and all the ruins are on these roads, such as the Theatre, Celsus Library, Odeon, Temple of Hadrian, etc. On your Ephesus journey, you can see all of them.

Do Ephesus Tours consist of only Ancient Ephesus?

In a town named Selcuk, the ancient Ephesus Side is situated. The House of the Virgin Mary Website, St. John Page Basilica, Sirince Village Page, Isabey Mosque Page, Artemis Temple Ruins, Selcuk Fortress, Ephesus-Selcuk Museum, Ancient Ephesus Side Seven Sleepers Cave are all situated nearby. A list of these sites consists of our Ephesus Tours. The best itinerary for your interest, will be arranged by our Ephesus guides.

Are there any hidden costs in Ephesus tours?

We pledge that no hidden expenses are included with all our trips. Entrance fees to the sites and locations indicated in the itinerary are included in the bill, private guidance, transfers to Kusadasi port/hotel parking, petrol, local tax. Just drinks during the tour and lunch are not included in the bill, as are tips for your guide and driver.

Do I need to have Turkish lira with me or change money in Ephesus?

No, you should make purchases in USD, Euros or by credit card since this location is a tourist spot. The tour payment can be made in USD or Euro as well. There are also several ATMs to get Turkish Lira quickly if you wish. Your guide on the tour will help you with it.

 How will I meet my Ephesus Tour guide?

You can see tour guides keeping signs on the right-hand side as you get to the arrival point. A sign with your name on it will be kept by your private Ephesus guide. We make sure that your tour guide does not forget you. Our guides get to arrival points at least 15 minutes before the time specified on your booking document for your pickup and wait for you before you leave.

How long does an Ephesus Tour take?

With different durations, we have different tour options for you. You may either book one of our Ephesus Half Day Tours or the Ephesus Full Day Tours. It takes about 5-6 hours for a half-day Ephesus tour and about 7-8 hours for a full-day Ephesus tour. As per your order, we can also tailor a tour and make it longer or shorter.

Are there any toilets in Ephesus?

At Ephesus’s entry and exit, there are toilets. The ones who are free at the gate. At Ephesus’s entry and exit, there are places to buy water. In Ancient Ephesus, however, there are no toilets or water vendors.

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