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Marmaris Ephesus Tour

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Ephesus is about 210 Km north-west of Marmaris, it is a journey around two and a half hours driving along the freeways with sparse traffic (via D550). We offer a special Marmaris Ephesus Tour, which gives you an excellent opportunity to learn more about the ancient city site of Ephesus. On these regular tours, our professional tour guides accompany you to all the sites on our list. With exhaustive information about the tour programs, our friendly and English speaking tour guides are always ready with an answer for your queries on site. Apart from visiting the ancient city site, our daily Marmaris Ephesus Tour includes a visit to the popular shrine of the House of Virgin Mary over the Bulbul Mountain (a place just 9 Km from Ephesus).

Marmaris Ephesus Tour

The earliest human settlements in Turkey date back to 9th century BC. Recent excavations have revealed over 300 ancient cities on the Aegean coast alone! The biggest and the most interesting one of the time is the ancient city of Ephesus, a place just 3 Km from the modern day Selcuk in Izmir Province. The city was founded by Greek colonists in the 10th century BC. Ephesus became famous by its grand building, the Temple of Artemis. This grand temple with over 127 huge and high columns supporting an immense temple roof was regarded as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. During the Roman Period, Ephesus had grown as a massive province city with a population of over 250,000. With the recent excavations, Ephesus has become one of the largest open air museums in Turkey and a major tourist attraction. This huge archaeological site attracts close to 2 million people annually. The city has captivating sites such as The Ancient Artemis Temple, the Temple of Hadrian, the Library of Celsus, and the remains of an impressively large amphitheatre, which used to host 24,000 people at a time.

In fact, Ephesus has a good connection with Christianity as well. St Paul, a disciple of Christ, stayed in the city for nearly three consecutive years (53 to 57 AD). He congregated and organized missionary activities into the hinterlands. The Corinthians were written during his stay here. It is also believed that Virgin Mary accompanied St John to stay on top of the Bulbul Mountain, the place popularly known as the House of Virgin Mary until her Assumption. The site is rightfully declared as a holy pilgrimage by the Supreme Church of Vatican. John, one of the chief apostles also has an Ephesus connection. It is said ‘the Gospel of John’ was written by him in Ephesus around 90-100 AD. Join our Marmaris Ephesus Tour to explore the ancient city of Ephesus from Marmaris.

Marmaris Ephesus Tour

Bus Tour
05:30 AM
13 Hours
Please be ready at the main entrance gate of your hotel.
Sun Cream, Sun Glasses, Camera, Comfortable Clothing, Comfortable Shoes, Hat.
Breakfast (Lunch Box), Open Buffet Lunch, Guiding Service (English Speaking) , 2 Hours Guided Tour in Ephesus, Hotel Transfer, Full Insurance, Air Conditioned Bus.
Drinks, Personal Expenditures, All Entrance Fees.
It will be a hard day for our guests with walking difficulties. Keep some snacks with you as its is a long day.

Taking our Marmaris Ephesus Day Tour gives you an excellent opportunity to visit the colossal and ancient city of Ephesus. It’s a full day tour of 13-hour duration. Our well-versed and friendly English speaking tour guides will accompany you as you walk through the ancient city streets. They can provide you more information on the sites and places you visit with us. Hotel transfer, breakfast, lunch and entrance fees to Ephesus are included in the tour price.

  • Family Friendly
  • Full Day
  • Guided Tour
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Historical
  • Religious Sites
  • With Discount
  • With Walking

Guest Reviews (4 reviews)


Gerard Rooney

A Very Good Tour Guide


I very rarely feel the need to write reviews on internet, but this tour fully deserves it! I booked the full day Ephesus Tour with Mares Travel online. The guide, Mehmet, was amazing! He was so well informed and equipped with detailed which enriched the tour so much. He gave us plenty of time to spend in key places, to take photos or just simply enjoy the city of ephesus abit more. I never felt rushed at all (which I did with another different tour I did the day before, with a different company of course!). Lunch was included in the price and it was delicious! I really hope this guy is getting well paid because he does a great job!!! Felt so bad that I didn't book my other two trips with them really as I would have enjoyed it even more than I have, but I'll make sure I book all my trips with next them next time! Thank you once again for all your service and making my last day in Marmaris an unforgettable one.


Gordon Beeg

Perfect visit to Ephesus


We had a lovey day with our tour guide Mehmet, he took us around in the ancient city of Ephesus also to the Temple of Artemis. Mehmet paced a great tour, we never felt rushed nor bored. I can easily say without any hesitation that it was one of the most interesting day of my life. I highly recommend this tour with Mehmet.


Anne Suarez

One of the best tour ever


Just a short note to say how much we enjoyed our day trip to Ephesus from Marmaris this week. Me and my husband had great time , both guides did a great job and everything thing is very well organized. We are very thankful and would definitly recommend this tour.


Charlie Eaton

A Great Day in Ephesus


We really enjoyed our day trip to Ephesus from Marmaris. Thank you Sam (our tour guide) for an excellent day.

F.A.Q About Marmaris Ephesus Tour

How long is the drive from Marmaris to Ephesus ?

The total distance from Marmaris to Ephesus is 190 km, which means a two and half hours drive.

We always remind our guests to bring Sun Cream , Sun Glasses, Camera, Comfortable Clothing , Comfortable Shoes, Hat for this excursion.Such details will be written on your ticket.

The total time that you will spend in Ephesus is 2 hours.

After our visit t the city of Ephesus and lunch break in town selcuk, you will have 1 hour free time. In this free time you will have the chance to visit the house of Virgin Mary. Please note that the entrance fee to the house of Virign Mary is not in the price.

Marmaris Ephesus Tour Itinerary

Marmaris Ephesus Tour

Breakfast (Lunch Box)

After our departure from Marmaris early in the morning, we will serve you your breakfast on the way. We offer typical Turkish breakfast with (cheese, tomatoes, different kinds of olives, butter, honey, different kinds of jams and fresh Turkish bread. Remember that your breakfast is in the price you paid, so you don't need to pay any money for the breakfast.
Marmaris Ephesus Tour

Arriving to Ephesus & Comfort Break

The bus drive awaits you after the breakfast. We use comfortable & air-conditioned buses during this 2 hour drive. As we arrive to the town of Selçuk, we stop there for 30 minutes to give you a comfort break. You can make use of the facilities like toilets and also have some refreshments. This is the right time and place to get yourself ready for your visit to Ephesus.s.
Marmaris Ephesus Tour

Visiting the Ancient City of Ephesus

The tour program is arranged to spend 2 hours in the city of Ephesus. During our Marmaris Ephesus Tour you have an opportunity to walk through the remains of Ephesus with your tour guide. The Tour guides have a thorough knowledge of this place. They will share with you some interesting stories of the past and relevant information about history, culture, daily life, ancient architecture, and mythology of Ephesus. Don’t think that you will need to walk nonstop for 2 hours under the scorching sun; you will have once in awhile stops in shady places. Here you can hear the stories of Ephesus from your tour guide. You will also have breaks in between to walk around on your own and to take photos on your own as tour souvenirs.
Marmaris Ephesus Tour

Open Buffet Lunch

After the visit to the ancient city of Ephesus, a delicious and fresh open buffet lunch is ready for you. In our fancy restaurant we arrange for 10 different kinds of cold starters and a big selection of main course options. Vegetarian food is on the menu as well. Sweets, fruits & fresh Turkish bread are also included. This sumptuous lunch is included in the tour price; you only need to pay for your drinks here.
Marmaris Excursions -The House of Virgin Mary

Free Time in Selcuk or Visitng the House of Mary

After visiting the ancient city of Ephesus and lunch break in the town of Selcuk, you will have one hour of free time which you can spend in the way that you like. During that one hour free time, you can either relax in a local cafeteria or explore the other historical sites in town. These sites such as; archaeological museum, the Temple of Artemis or The House of Virgin Mary. Your tour guide will give you the detailed information about these sites and options during the tour. The choice is yours.
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Arriving Back to Marmaris

We expect to arrive back to Marmaris at about 19:00 in the late afternoon. As we arrive back to Marmaris, we safely drop you back to your hotels from where we had picked you up in the morning.

Some of the important facts and useful information about " Marmaris Ephesus Tour "

Marmaris Ephesus Tour

Ancient City of Ephesus

The ancient city of Ephesus in Anatolia is located on the Ionian coast; just three kilometers southwest of the modern-day Selçuk in İzmir Province, Turkey. This ancient city was built on the site of the former Arzawan capital in the 10th century BC by Attic and Ionian Greek colonists. During the Classic Greek Era Ephesus flourished

The House of Virgin Mary

House of Virgin Mary

House of Virgin Mary is a popular shrine located on top of the Bulbul Mountain (Mt. Koressos), just 9 km ahead of Ephesus. Located in a magnificent atmosphere among the greenery, the house was discovered in 19th century based on the visions reported by a Roman Catholic nun and visionary, Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774-1824).  The

Temple of Artemis

Temple of Artemis

The famous Temple of Artemis built in Ephesus is regarded as one of ‘the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World’. The temple dedicated to Goddess Artemis, the Ephesus’ ‘Mother Goddess of Fertility’ was rebuilt many a times throughout its long history. The flat area on which the temple was originally built eventually turned into a

Marmaris Excursions - Guided Tours

Guided Tour

Guided Tours certainly help you learn more about the places you will visit around Marmaris. We arrange excellent guided tours to all the places on our list. Our qualified guides at your service are holders of professional degrees from some of the reputed Universities in Turkey. They have an immense knowledge of the landscape, history,

Marmaris Excursions with Comfortable Buses

Comfortable Bus Drive

We have a fleet of some of the best-kept buses in the area. With our well-kept and comfortable buses, we offer the best possible transfer services during your entire stay with us. Along with utmost comfort, your safety is our first priority. We regularly check with our vehicles, ensure they are clean and pass all

Free Hotel Transfer

Free Hotel Transfer

While you book our travel services online, our hotel transfer services come along for free! We arrange for free hotel transfers in our best-kept and the most comfortable vehicles. As any of the prearranged tour begins, we are ready with our vehicle to pick you right at the main entrance of the hotel you stay


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