Famous for its Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, and for housing one of the seven churches named in the Book of Revelation, Ephesus is an historic and sacred destination almost beyond compare.
On this 8-hour shore excursion from Izmir Cruise Ship Port you will receive a private guided sightseeing tour with air-conditioned transport to and from Ephesus. On arrival at Ephesus you will enter through the Magnesia Gate and begin a slow, downhill walk with your guide into the ruins of the former Roman provincial capital. Your route will take you past the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan, the Great Theatre and the spectacular Celsus Library.
The showpiece of the archaeological remains, the library stands in remarkable ruins as a testament to the intellectual prowess of the Romans. At one time it may have contained as many as 15,000 scrolls in reading rooms where scholars met and studied. It is probably the most photographed exhibit in the site.