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Priene, Millet, Didyma, Ephesus, Artemis Temple Tour

Your private guide will meet with you in Izmir port. We will be carrying a sign with your name on.
You will welcome to an air-conditioned minivan with a private driver. Your guide will keep on giving you information about the area and the ancient places during the tour.

After driving 1.5 hour  you will be entering to Discover the ruins of Priene, one of the most active ports of the Ionian Federation. The city is the oldest example of geometric city planning.

While you are here, you will see the Temple of Athena, which was built by Architect Pytheos, responsible for the construction of the Mausoleum at the Halicarnassus, considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

You will visit the Stoa, the Agora, the Market Place, the Temenos of Zeus Olympic , which dates from the 3rd Century BC., the Bouleuterion, the Prytaneion where municipal or state council representatives met, the Theatre which still retains most of its Hellenistic features, the Sanctuary of Demeter which was dedicated to the deities of Plenty, Demeter and Kore.

Also you will see the Archbishop's Church, the Upper Gymnasium and the Stadium, North-East Gateway, the Temenos of Kybele and the House of Alexander the Great where he stayed during his siege of Miletus in 334 BC.

You will meet our coach in the exit and after 10 minutes driving you will enter Miletos which has provided its alphabet to the rest of the classical world, was a great port and the hometown of several philosophers and sages.

Continue to Didyma's Temple of Apollo with its very well-known oracles and one of the sacred places of antiquity. Walk in the footsteps of priests who visited this great temple to consult the oracle. Although looted and burnt many times, it keeps the original impression.

Ephesus is 45 minutes driving distance to Millet.

Visiting Turkish handicraft center where you will learn local culture and you can see the hospitality of the country.

After lunch you will with 5minutes driving you will enter Ephesus from the upper gate (which is on the top of the hill) with the leading of your private guide. Your guide will begin to inform you about the city and you will start to walk slightly down words to the lower gate where our coach is waiting for you.

The first stop will be in front of the plan of Ephesus where you are going to be informed about the history and the location of this magnificent historical site. You could easily feel yourself as a Roman Aristocrat during your walk in the second biggest Roman city.

You will see and informed about the Upper Roman Bath, Gymnasium complex, State Agora, Archaic Cemetery and small theatre with the capacity of 1400 people also called as Odeon but actually was Bouleterion. By walking down words going through the sacred ramp you will reach to the Domitian Square and Memmiuss Monument. Via to Hercules gateway you arrive to the Centrum, to the high life of Ephesians. The street as entitled as Curetes,Trajan’s Fountain, Terrace Houses (are not include in this tour), Verious Bath. The fabulous reconstruction of the Temple of Hadrian will be one of your best stops. You will have some fun at Latrine, public toilets where 48 Romans could seat together .The third biggest library in the antiquity called as Celsus Library, the masterpiece of Ephesus will be our break point where you may have your best shots. After the break time you will walk to the theater on the marble street which was designed for wheeled vehicles and chariots. Magnificent Ephesus Theatre with the capacity of 24.000 people where Saint Paul preached can be seen. At least you are going to final this unforgettable excursion walking on the Arcadian or Harbor Street which was reaching to the port once (now 5 miles away) was illuminated by 50 torches or oil lambs is located in front of the theater.

You will be back to the Izmir port within 8 or 8 ½ hours from the beginning of the tour.

* If you would like to visit Terrace Houses in Ephesus there will be an extra entrance fee of 15$ which you may pay in the entrance of Terrace Houses.

Terrace Houses located behind the shops on the south side of Curetes Street near the Library of Celsus. These are luxurious private houses, known as the Slope Houses for their location on the slopes of Mt. Coressus (Bulbuldag). Occupied from the 1st century to 7th century AD, the Slope Houses have been compared to the 1st century villas of Pompeii in importance. The Terrace Houses are also known as the Slope Houses and Hanghausen (in German, because the archaeologists are Austrian).

* If you would like to visit museum there will be an extra entrance fee of 5$ which you may pay in the entrance of museum.

* Ephesus could be really hot from May till the end of September.

Please don't forget to wear a hat and carry a bottle of water with you during your tour.

1- The Water Palace 8- The Temple of Dominitian 15- The Scolastica Baths 22- The Grand Theater
2- The Varius Baths 9- The Memmius Monument 16- The Public Toilets 23- The Theater Gymnasium
3- The State Agora 10- The Heracles Gate 17- The Brothel 24- The Harbour Street
4- Basilica 11- The Curetes Street 18- Mazeus & Mithriadates Gate 25- The Harbour Bath
5- Odeon, Bouleuterion 12- The Fountain of Trajan 19- The Library of Celsus 26- The Church of Virgin Mary
6- The Palace of Council, Prytaneion 13- The Terrace Houses 20- The Marble Street 27- The Stadium Street
7- The Fountain of Pollio 14- The Temple of Hadrian 21- The Agora 28- The Stadium

Pricing (Per Person)

  • 1$260
  • 2$155
  • 3$125
  • 4$100
  • 5$85
  • 6-10$70
  • 11-16$70
  • 17+$45

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