Visiting Ephesus is one of the most exiting attractions for the visitors in the world. Ephesus is located on the Aegean Coast which is one of the most beautiful regions in Turkey. How to visit Ephesus? What are the Ephesus travel tips? How to travel to Ephesus?
Ancient Ephesus City is located in Selcuk in the province of Izmir, Turkey. Ancient Ephesus is only 45 minutes’ drive from Izmir Airport (ADB). It is very easy to reach Ephesus from the Izmir airport by the motorway. You can take a taxi, Rent a Car, get on bus provided by the flight company or you can book a private transfer provided by a local tour agent. If you are in Istanbul you can take a flight to Izmir Adnan Menderes airport. There flights nearly every hour from Istanbul to Izmir.
Kusadasi is the nearest tourist destinations to Ephesus. Kusadasi is the most modern and busy touristic city in the Aegean region, Turkey. Kusadasi has a very big and modern cruise port, also Marina with a capacity of 700 yachts. Nearly 500 cruises dock in Kusadasi port every year and bring 700.000 visitors to Kusadasi / Ephesus Turkey. Visiting Ephesus is the top attraction for the cruise visitors from Kusadasi port. There are hundreds of hotels in different sizes, night life, shopping centers, beaches, Aquaparks in Kusadasi which attracts mostly the European visitors. Visiting Ephesus and taking Ephesus Tours are also one of the top attractions for them.
You can take a taxi or public transportation from Kusadasi to Ephesus. Also you can book a private Ephesus tours from Kusadasi by local tour companies. This is the best way to understand and visit Ephesus. If you will only visit Ancient Ephesus, you can explore it on your own. But if you want to visit also the house of the Virgin Mary, Basilica of St. John and Sirince Village in the same day, to book a private Ephesus tour from a local tour company is the best. There are many restaurants both in Ephesus and Kusadasi that you can taste traditional Turkish cuisine and also worldwide tastes. The quality of the service is in European standards, clean, tasty and various.
Entrance Fees to Ephesus and historical places nearby:
Entrance fee to Ancient Ephesus City is 40 Turkish Lira per person. Children under 12 years old are free. (But they have to show an identity cards stating the child’s age to the official). House of the Virgin Mary entrance fee is 20Turkish Lira per person. Basilica of St. John is 10Turkish Lira per person. If you drive to these places, then you will be charged parking fees in all of these places.
You can pay for your tickets cash in Turkish Lira or by Credit Card at the ticket desks. If you book your Ephesus tour though a local company, you will not need to wait at the line. Your tour guide will have all the entrance tickets ready on the tour date which will give you extra time to spend at the places that you will visit. Entrance fees and Parking are included in all of Magical Steps Ephesus Tours.
Where to stay:
You can accommodate in Izmir, Selcuk or Kusadasi, if you will visit Ephesus. Selcuk is the nearest town to Ephesus and there are many small hotels. But if you look for a more luxurious place near to sea, also entertainment at night then you can prefer to stay in Kusadasi. Kusadasi is only 20 mins drive to Ephesus.