Ephesus is an ancient city in Türkiye, located on the Aegean coast. It was one of the most important cities of the Roman Empire and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a fascinating city with a rich history and is a must visit for those interested in ancient history and culture.
The city of Ephesus is world famous as it is home to a number of important archaeological sites including the Temple of Artemis which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Library of Celsus which was one of the largest in the Roman Empire and the great theater which could accommodate up to 25,000 people.
If you take an Ephesus ticket, you can see all of these monuments and more. You can visit the site yourself, but it is still much more interesting to make this visit with a guide who can give you all the necessary information and anecdotes. You can inquire near your agency and choose whether you want a group or private guided tour with a guide at your complete disposal.
A few tips for visiting Ephesus. The best time to visit Ephesus is in spring or fall. The weather is mild and there are fewer people than during the summer period. If you don’t want to hurt your feet, you are advised to take comfortable shoes because you may have to walk a lot. Also remember to bring sunscreen, a hat and water, especially if you are visiting during the summer because the sun is beating down and it is very hot.
In terms of accessibility, it depends on where you arrive, the largest city nearby is Izmir with its international airport located about 70km away. You can reach both cities by car, taxi or bus. About 20km from Ephesus is also the Kusadaci cruise port which is very well served and to which you can easily reach Izmir.
Ephesus is one of the essentials to see during your stay in Turkey, you will be fascinated by the incredible state of conservation of this site and you will leave with unique images and the impression of having stepped back in time.