Ephesus: the Ancient Pearl of the Mediterranean Skip-the-line Ticket

Ephesus: the Ancient Pearl of the Mediterranean Skip-the-line Ticket

From: 20,00 per person

  • Entrance e-ticket
    Use your phone or print the voucher
  • Self-guided audio tour
    Follow the story at your own pace
  • English
    For both audio and stories included
Ephesus: the Ancient Pearl of the Mediterranean Skip-the-line Ticket

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Overview

  • 1h 40min
  • 71 stories
  • 2km distance
  • 15 stops

In ancient times, Ephesus was a bustling trading city and a center of worship of Cybele — the Anatolian goddess of fertility. In time, she was adopted into the Graeco-Roman religion as Artemis, the goddess of the hunt and the wilderness. In Ephesus, she was worshipped in the enormous temple that was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world.

Enjoy a hassle-free visit to the Ephesus provided by a skip-the-line e-ticket that comes with a self-guided audio tour on your smartphone. Receive your e-ticket by email, download the audio tour on your smartphone and travel back to the city’s former life.

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Directions

Directly after entering the site, the wide square of the State Agora is visible in front of the visitors. It is possible to walk around it as there are paths surrounding the agora. The southern path is less frequently selected but it shows the preserved fragments of the ancient road with a colonnade and a ruined monumental fountain. The northern path follows the course of the magnificent double stoa and heads towards the Domitian Square to the west.

Izabela Miszczak

Publisher and editor of TurkishArchaeoNews.net, She has also authored several guidebooks to the ancient cities situated in the area of Turkey.

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Adult entry e-ticket for the archaeological site of Ephesus (sent to your email)
  • Skip-the-line service
  • A self-guided audio tour on your smartphone (Android and iOS) in English
  • Offline content with interactive maps to avoid roaming charges
  • Free time to explore the site

Exclusions

  • Live person as a guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • App for Windows phones
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Food and drinks

Mandatory items

Comfortable shoes, Hat, Water, Headphones, Charged Smartphone
  • Charged smartphone
  • Headphones

The location

Address

Meryem Ana Yolu No:15, Acarlar, 35920 Selçuk/İzmir, Turkey

Starting point

There is no meeting point. The tour is designed to start at the Upper Gate of the archaeological site, situated near the ancient Magnesia Gate. There are a car park and a taxi stand. The easiest way to get there is to take a taxi from the nearest Selçuk.

Directions to starting point

The self-guided tour is designed to start at the Upper Gate of the archaeological site (South entrance), near the Magnesia Gate. Go directly to the entrance and skip-the-line. The easiest way to get there is to take a taxi from Kusadasi or Selcuk.

Finishing point

The tour ends at the lower gate which a second entrance to the archaeological site.

Areas

  • Upper Agora
  • Bouleuterion
  • Temple of Domitian
  • Curetes Street (Embolos) and Alytarch’s Stoa
  • Trajan’s Nymphaeum
  • Scholastica Baths and the Hadrian Temple
  • latrines
  • Grave of Arsinoë

Important information

Opening hours

April – October: 8.00 – 19.00
November – March: 8.00 – 17.00

Recommended visiting hours

8:00-11 a.m.

Know before you book

Know before you go

  • An Android/iOS phone is required as well as enough storage space (100-150 MB)
  • The audio tour is not compatible with Windows phones, iPhone 5/5C or older, iPod Touch 5th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, or iPad Mini 1st generation
  • Children 0-8 years/disabled people and their companion can enter Ephesus for free (upon presentation of their passport/disability document submission). However, the free tickets do not have a skip-the-line privilege and will require the participants to queue
  • Bookings are per device to be used, not per participant

Download the app

To take this self-guided tour, you will need to download the Clio Muse Tours app on your iOS or Android device. Enjoy your tour!

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