- On 20/09/2021
- In Tips for travellers
Why Do You Need A Tour Guide In Ephesus?
Ephesus is one of the best-preserved ancient towns which dates back to the 10th century BC and was built by Greek colonialists. It was one of the major cities when the Ionians used to rule the territory. Since then, Ephesus remained as a hub of commerce being a natural port in the Mediterranean, especially in Roman Times, city was quite famous for its abundance and civilization.
That flamboyance made Ephesus very popular among all classes of the society and lead the population to rise to more than 200 thousand people. This atmosphere was very convenient and made a great chance for Christianity to be spread, thus, the early Christian activity left many artifacts in the town including the Basilica in St John. It takes around three hours to visit the ancient city, most people ask why do you need a tour guide in Ephesus.
If you are coming only once to Turkey it’s better to have a private service in all of Turkey so you can enjoy the trip as you want. A private local guide will give you a chance to maximize the duration of your experience by informing the distance, providing faster transportation. With a professional aspect, our guides will tell you the best time to take photos in each location which will be worth remembering for your life and keeping as a memory.
How To Go To Ephesus?
Ephesus is located in Western Turkey having a coast to the Aegean Sea and the city is not far from Izmir which is one of the major provinces in Turkey. As Izmir has an airport and there are frequent flights from the other cities as well as some international ones, the easiest way to get to Ephesus is by flight unless you are doing a shore excursion. Then the way from Izmir to Ephesus takes about an hour. Public transportation is not quite utile, so you will need transportation facilities to visit Izmir.
Although there are audio guides that you may borrow, as the remains are mostly destroyed and not in the perfect shape as they used to be, to visualize the town properly and fully understand the facts besides the basics, touring with a guide is always helpful. Library of Celsus, the Curetes Way, Terraced Houses, and Temple of Artemis are some of the landmarks that you should not skip. You may ask the questions that make you wonder and listen to the myths of the vast culture and history during your private guided tour in the ancient town of Ephesus.
As mentioned earlier, the visit takes more or less three hours which spares you almost another half day to spend in the surroundings.
Getting a guide and a vehicle makes this happen at ease and gives you an opportunity to visit the House of The Virgin Mary and drive to the charming historical Sirince Village where you may taste the famous fruit wines. Selcuk will be the best place to stop for lunch on the way to Sirince, here you may have some of the best lamb skewers ever.
After lunch, do not forget to walk along the streets of the
laid-back neighborhood, it also has an interesting museum to pay attention to. This full-day guided tour is one of the few things that you should not miss during your trip to Turkey.
To book the Daily Ephesus Tour either departing from Istanbul or Kusadasi Port, you may have a look at our website to check details or kindly send us an email regarding your queries related to the Ephesus Tour.
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