Elite and Tailored Private Tours to Ephesus Ancient City and Nearby Attractions

Ephesus Tours Operated by the Best Local Guides in Selcuk and Kusadasi

Why Us ?

why ephesus tours by localsThe mission of ''Ephesus Tours by Locals'' is dedicated to the highest quality of Customer Service delivered with a sense of Warmth, Friendliness, Individual Pride, and Excellence. Service is what we offer. Our knowledge and ability to perform accurately, timely, professionally and courteously is what we promise to all our clients. Our commitment to great service is what drives our success. Our core values of integrity, client satisfaction, innovation and intellect differentiate us from our competitors. Our focus on developing and maintaining a measurable client satisfaction program has created a company culture where each of our associates delivers world class service every day. When you choose to travel with Ephesus Tours by Locals you are partnering with a company who cares. We are continually focused on finding ways to support our community and we participate in several philanthropic activities throughout the year. Our attitude toward great service and helping others makes our culture inviting and fun. We are always looking for the brightest and most talented people around to join us in servicing our clients and community!


-Special tailored tours and discounts for you!
-Freedom to decide when to start your tour!
-Insured coach and professional tour guide with you all day long!
-Sites explained by licensed tour guide!
-No big group of people to wait!
-Your very own pictures during the tour!
-Private tours costing less than big bus tours of the cruise companies!
-Chance to taste the best local Turkish dishes!
-Complete local experience with a local guide!
-You do not have to deal with pre-payment!
-Chance to interact with your tour guide face to face!

Ephesus, Turkey Crash Course

  • Home of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world: The Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, was in Ephesus.
  • Celsus Library: There are visible ruins of a library which was built in the name of Proconsul Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemeanus which housed nearly 15,000 scrolls.
  • Population: Ephesus used to be a Roman city with population of 250.000 people. It was the second largest city of the Roman Empire.
  • History: Ephesus dates back to some time between 1500-1000 B.C.
  • Restoration: Ephesus was discovered in 1800s and the ancient city is still being restored. Today only around ten percent of the city is open for the public visit.
  • Diverse: A big city not just for pagans. Christians, Jews, Egyptians and many more nations were living in Ephesus.
  • Religious: Ephesus was one of the most important cities for early Christianity, that the third ecumenical council was held there in A.D. 431.
  • Ephesus was the site of Saint Paul's ministry for three years.
  • Home of Heraclitus Presocratic philosopher, Zeuxis (5th century BC) painter, Agasias (2nd century BC) Greek sculptors, Manuel Philes (c. 1275 – 1345) Byzantine poet.
  • Current Ephesus: Ephesus is now Selçuk, located on the Asian side of Turkey (Anatolia). Ephesus is still considered to be one of the biggest ancient sites in the world and attracts millions of people every year.
  • Ephesus was visited by Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Paul VI, Pope John Paul II.
  • Ephesus Amphitheater used to host 25.000 people!
  • There was totally 127 columns on the Temple of Artemis before ''Herostratus'' burned it down to become famous.

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