Izmir Ephesus and Archaeological Museum

Izmir Ephesus and Archaeological Museum

Izmir Ephesus and Archaeological Museum

You will be met by your lecturer/guide who will be leading and guiding you through the world’s best preserved Roman city, Ephesus, you will board your luxury van and have a scenic drive headed for Selcuk. This small town was the very first settlement of Ephesus that was founded by the Greek colonists as early as 11th century BC and remained inland due to the silting of the port of Ephesus.

Ephesus was the capital of the Province of Asia Minor during the Roman Era, and was, therefore, the scene of many political intrigues while bearing an immense richness due to its port and its trading activities. A city with such importance and wealth had prestigious buildings that survived up to today in a wonderful state of preservation.

You will be walking on the Marble Road that runs through the city, having various structures resting on it: Temple of Hadrian is a unique beauty with its articulate facade while Library of Celsus has all the expression of the grandeur of “good old days” of the Roman Period. Among all the archaeological remains, the Great Theater of Ephesus bears the major Biblical importance, as it was this massive building that was the scene of an uprising (Acts 19) set by a merchant named Demetrius against St.Paul who spent two years preaching the Word of God at Ephesus.

Next you will be driven to the restaurant which is only 5 minutes away from Ephesus and 15 minutes away from the harbor of Kusadasi located in an olive farm, run by hospitable locals. You will be attending the presentation of Turkish Folklore dance for approximately fifteen to twenty minutes.

Folk dances have different characteristics based on region and location and are generally engaged in during weddings, gatherings, festivals. Following the Turkish Folklore dance presentation, the Turkish kitchen provides you with the opportunity to explore some of the most beautiful regions of the world served at the restaurant.

After lunch you will visit Ephesus Archaeological Museum to see works of art unearthed from Ephesus before returning to your cruise ship at the Izmir pier.


  • Professional English speaking lecturer/guide
  • Luxury air conditioned vehicle (non-smoking)
  • All entrance and parking fees
  • Refreshments in the vehicle
  • Lunch


Please remember your camera.

Departure Location

At the cruise ship pier. The specific meeting location at the pier will be listed in your confirmation email and voucher for this shore excursion. See the 'Redemption and Voucher Details' section below.

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