Ancient City of Ephesus

Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Ancient City of Ephesus Reviews: 5/5

Ancient City of Ephesus
5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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Lanni
Amsterdam, The Netherlands2,445 contributions
3rd Ephesus visit
Jul 2021 • Solo
There are two ways to go to Ephesus from Izmir which I did. I went with IZBAN tram to Selçuk and returned to Izmir with train. Taking train or tram cost almost the same.

To go to Ephesus: I took IZBAN from Basmane and stopped in Tepeköy. From Tepeköy continued with another IZBAN tram to Selçuk. Note that both IZBAN from Basmane to Tepeköy and IZBAN Tepeköy to Selçuk have different timetable. IZBAN Basmane to Tepeköy is more regular than Tepeköy to Selçuk. Thus often small Tepeköy tram stop got very busy and crowded. IZBAN tram stops every station.

To return to Basmane Izmir: I took train which only stops in designated stations and faster than IZBAN tram. The train is for me has more comfortable compartment but very less regular than IZBAN. Train has toilet and sometimes there are people sell fresh mouthwatering simit, ayran, and bottle drinking water.

From Selçuk tram, I took dolmuş or minibüs to Ephesus 5 Turkish Lira as of July 2021

Went to Ephesus during long Eid holiday in Turkey: crowded. Lucky I have my museum card so I skipped more than 100 meter queue. And as this time was my 3rd time, I enjoyed looking at the detail i.e symbol in stones, reliefs in temple ruins, ... there is always something new I discover in Ephesus. Magnificent!
In July 2021 the renovation has been on going in the theatre. It may soon like Sardes' synagogue or Sagalassos!

Same like other's suggestion: bring hat and drinking water
Written July 22, 2021
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samed
7 contributions
Honeymoon travel
May 2021 • Couples
Ephesus is one of the most important ancient area in the world. From early Greeks to Roman's and there are lots of relics and buildings this area. Virgin Mariam the mother of prophet Jesus lived here. When you entered the city she greets you with all holiness. I think that this area haven't been excavated yet completely. If you are interested in History, Religion and Myths you should come and see. We ve been charmed.
Written May 29, 2021
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eng333
New Jersey1,046 contributions
Must see
Mar 2021
This was my second time visiting. I arrived just after they opened and only stayed an hour. The place was pretty much empty. A big difference from my last visit. Still a must see. They were doing construction on the theater. You can still visit it, but you might have some construction people and equipment in your photos.
Written May 20, 2021
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Traveller
8 contributions
Great Site
Mar 2021
well well well this a must if your visiting tukey thats is the first place to visit.
you will never forget this hostoricalside ones you see it.
Written April 25, 2021
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Aaron G
Los Angeles, CA221 contributions
One of Turkey's most photogenic sites
Apr 2021
From the other travellers pictures on here, I suspect I would not have enjoyed Ephesus in normal times, as it seems quite crowded (and for good reason, what a site!). But I was spoiled and went during COVID time when the EU is locked down and had a very light crowd, which allowed me to wander about at my own pace.

First of all, Ephesus is HUGE. An entire city which is shockingly well-preserved. Secondly, and you literally can't miss it, the centerpiece is the library, a Petra-esque facade that will be your picture spot (as you can see the cat stole the show in my pic). The theatre is surprisingly huge, too, and it's all easily walkable.

This one is right up there with Cappadocia and the Hagia Sophia as far as must-see material in Turkey.
Written April 18, 2021
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Brenda M
Miami, FL11 contributions
Good!!
Apr 2021 • Couples
Anyone interested in history should go this place. There is Greek and Roman art and architecture to be seen there. good place
Written April 15, 2021
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msuhich
Miramar, Florida283 contributions
Nice but not that amazing
Apr 2021 • Friends
I feel like this is more hyped up than what it actually is. We got lucky because we were traveling during the pandemic so it wasn’t at all crowded. I do suggest a guide, we didn’t do that and I’m sure that would have made it more interesting. I just didn’t think it was all that incredible to see. We did pay extra to go into the indoor exhibits and that was really nice. The parking is at the bottom of the hill and a lot of people taxi to the top and walk down. Truthfully I didn’t think it was all that long of a walk and we probably didn’t need to taxi. Careful that you don’t get roped into a driver that isn’t actually with the taxi or shuttle company.
Written April 7, 2021
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Sinjan D
Dubai, United Arab Emirates19 contributions
Stunning
Apr 2021 • Couples
It is absolutely stunning to walk around the ruins of the ancient city . It is still under excavation and only 40% excavated but still a lot to do . Take snacks, water ,sunscreen and lots of energy .
Written April 6, 2021
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msa23_2000
Chino Hills, CA1,034 contributions
Magnificent and not crowded
Apr 2021
There were only a few people in the city. You are able to get up and close with the ruins. It is nice to have a guide to hear more about the history and not just take incredible photos. It is the reason I traveled to this part of the world and it did not disappoint.
Written April 5, 2021
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Alexxaa
Helsinki, Finland7 contributions
Amazing
Feb 2021 • Couples
February is an incredible chance to visit Ephesus as there were no lines . It was altogether more imperative than I was expecting . Obviously worth a visit
Written February 25, 2021
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