Marmaris Ephesus Tour


While Marmaris provides you all the fun, comfort and excitement, Ephesus has something very interesting to offer. Marmaris Ephesus Tour is a real treat and you will be amazed to know the history of the biggest ancient city in Turkey.

Marmaris Excursions to Ephesus

Ephesus is also known as one of the best preserved ancient city site in Anatolia. Situated at about 190 km from Marmaris, this ancient city site is a must to visit. Ephesus has many ancient monuments and their remnants in open; it appears as if this open air museum breathes, and lives with as many as 2 million people visiting this place annually. You will cover 190 km journey from Marmaris to Ephesus at about 3 hours with comfortable buses. Our Professional guides will tell you more about the place as you walk through Ephesus.

  • Hotel Transfer
  • Full insurance
  • Air Conditioned Bus
  • Open Buffet Lunch
  • Breakfast (Lunch Box)
  • 3 Hours Guided Tour in Ephesus
  • Guiding Service (English Speaking)

Marmaris to Ephesus

The ancient city site of Ephesus has many interesting and valuable archeological treasures like the Temple of Artemis, which is regarded as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Other monuments of interest include the Hadrian Temple, the Library of Celsus, and an impressively large ancient amphitheater. The grand theather of Ephesus has a capacity to accommodate 24,000 people at a time. The recent excavations have revealed that the present site has two more ancient cities buried beneath it. Thus Ephesus is the third city on the same platform and has a history that dates back to 245 BC. The Legend says that the first city was founded by female warriors known as Amazons. Carians and Lelegians are suggested to be the city’s first inhabitants.

The city has seen Ionians, Lydians, and Persians through the ages and when Romans took over the city in 129 BC, the city was teeming with 200,000 citizens inhabiting in it. Soon, Ephesus became an important center of trade and commerce in the ancient world. From the first century AD, Ephesus also saw Christian disciples visiting the place to spread the faith of one God. History says, St Paul remained here for three years and that St John and Virgin Mary had visited this place during their last days.

  • Available Days: Thursday, Sunday
  • Don’t Forget: Sun cream, Sun glasses, Camera, Comfortable clothing, Comfortable Shoes, Hat.
  • Restrictions: Not suitable for the guests with walking difficulties.
  • See Also: Ephesus & Pamukkale Tour

Marmaris to Ephesus Excursion

Why Visit Ephesus?

Ephesus is one of the most notable archaeological sites in the country. Choosing to visit this site is definitely an experience not to be missed. The site has many points of interest such as the ancient city of Ephesus, as well as some very important religious monuments. The ancient city of Ephesus used to be the second largest and most important city after Rome, during the period of the Roman Empire. Thus, visiting Ephesus enables you to observe several impressive structures and get an in-depth understanding of history.

Marmaris Ephesus Tour Itinerary

This particular tour takes place every Thursday and Sunday. For your own comfort, a vehicle will pick you up from your hotel in Marmaris and drive you to Ephesus. A professional tour guide will accompany you to visit all historical sites. The excursion continues to the ancient city of Ephesus where you can observe and admire the stunning structures. Among others, you will get the chance to observe the marble streets, houses with mosaics, temples, statues, the ancient theatre and the library of Celsus. The tour includes also some free time at Selcuk town. During this time you may visit the House of Virgin Mary. According to historical findings, Virgin Mary spent her last days there with Saint John. The house is standing in a tranquil and picturesque landscape and you will have some free time there to admire the beauty of nature. This full day excursion to Ephesus includes also a lunch that will have at a local restaurant. During the afternoon, by the end of the excursion, a fully air conditioned vehicle will drive you back to Marmaris.

Marmaris Ephesus Tours

Distance between Ephesus & Marmaris

For the purposes of this exciting tour, our guests will have a comfortable drive between Marmaris to Ephesus. This road trip is approximately two and a half hours, during which you will have few short stops in order to relax, snap some photos and enjoy spectacular landscapes. Members of our team will pick you up from your hotel in Marmaris with a comfortable, modern and fully air conditioned bus so you can enjoy this road trip at its maximum.

Useful information

This full day excursion from Marmaris to Ephesus is ideal for all as it combines sightseeing, exploration and adventure. Thus, it is also a good tour for solo travellers, families with small children and groups of friends. Please note that, based on the points of interest that are included in the schedule, this tour is not suitable for people with walking difficulties. Due to the high temperatures that the area has during the summer time, please do not forget to bring a hat, sun cream and sun glasses. In addition, for your own comfort, please wear comfortable shoes and clothes.

Free time in Selcuk

According to the itinerary, you will have some free time to spend in the charming town of Selcuk. The town has some very interesting sites, such as the House of Virgin Mary, the Isabey Mosque and the Saint John’s Basilica. In case you wish to enjoy a break between sightseeing, Selcuk has its own unique charm. The narrow streets of the town are the perfect spot to receive the real vibes of the town, understand the local culture and the lifestyle of the people. During this time, you may also purchase some really interesting souvenirs in order to take back home. There are many small shops at Selcuk selling all kind of handcrafts, clothes and local delicacies.

Marmaris Ephesus Tours

What to Expect?

Ephesus is able to offer you a truly exceptional sightseeing experience. During your time there, get ready to visit the ruins of the Artemis’ Temple. This magnificent site is one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world due to the impressive size and design that used to have. In addition, you should also expect to admire the upgraded aesthetics that the site has. Ephesus was entirely constructed with marble and has impressive marbles streets with statues. Ephesus has also some stunning structures worth visiting, such as the ancient theatre and the Library of Celsus.

What’s included?

Marmaris Ephesus Tour is as a full day excursion, with an approximate duration of 12 hours. According to the tour itinerary, the excursion includes a transfer service from your hotel in Marmaris and back. In addition, you will have a professional tour guide all day long with you. The experienced guide is the person in charge to assist you in case you need and provide interesting descriptions about the places of interest. The tour includes also a breakfast and a lunch served in local and cosy settings. The lunch includes some typical local recipes. Full travel insurance is also included in the price. Please note that, drinks, extra activities during the free time, other extra entrance fees and personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour.

Departure : Pick up from your Hotel

Duration: 12 Hours (Full Day Tour)

  • A Pick-up and Drop-back service
  • Full insurance
  • Air Conditioned Bus
  • Open Buffet Lunch
  • Breakfast (Lunch Box)
  • 2 Hours Guided Tour in Ephesus
  • Guiding Service (English Speaking)
  • Drinks
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Personal Expenditures

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14 Reviews Added Overall rating: 4.9


    This is just a short note to say how much my wife and I enjoyed the trip to Ephesus last week. Everything went very smoothly and both guides did a great job. We are very grateful and would recommend the tour.


    Its a great day from Marmaris and really good value for money , we had a good breakfast and lunch that they were in the price, and we had a 2 hours walking tour in the ancient city of Ephesus , our guide was excellent and really informative .


    This trip was recommended to me by my parents, who went on the same tour the year before and loved it! I had the same amazing experience, the ancient city of Ephesus is mind blowing and the tour with Sukru was equally good. As an archaeologist with a Masters education I have traveled to many amazing sites, including Pompeii, but the Ephesus tour with Sukru was by far one of my most enjoyable historical experiences, including also the shops and chance to engage with Turkish culture along the way! I highly recommend this to tourists, academics and archaeologists alike! An awesome day.


    Just get back to our hotel now after the trip to Ephesus , before we arrived to Marmaris we searched on internet about the day trip to Ephesus and after reading such good reviews about Sam on Tripadvisor , we booked our trip with Mares. People were %100 right. Such a good day , such a great guide.

    Thank you Sam for the day , we definitely come back again.


    We had one of the best tour guide ever in our lifes. Sukru knew everything about history of Ephesus, he was very friendly and easy to comminicate. So do not hesitate at all just go there !!!


    Sukru aka (sam) was the most interesting and friendly tour guide we evey had. He managed to keep us all motivated in the hot summer days while touring in Ephesus. Always ready to answer your questions. Take this tour to Ephesus from Marmaris and you will never regret.


    We booked our Ephesus tour with mares travel and had Sukru (sam) as our tour guide. After reading all these excellent reviews about the tour and tour guide, we had no other choice :-). And they were all true. I would recommend this tour to any visitors wanting to see Ephesus from Marmaris. You will get very good value for money.


    Excellent service provided by Mares Travel. We had 3 excursions with them. Everything was organized as it was advertised on the website. We are a family of 9 people and every single member of the family enjoyed the tours. We were never rushed , given as much time as we needed to take pictures. Lovely Food and sights ! Thank you guys , you made our holiday really special.


    Mehmet was our tour guide. He knew so much about the ancient city of Ephesus, Turkish history and Turkish culture. I highly recommend this tour. You wont be sorry.


    The trip to Ephesus was the highlight of our recent holiday in Marmaris. We had the most wonderful tour guide Mehmet, he was the most professional and knowledgeable guide we ever had. We did our booking online, all our questions and messages from Whatsapp answered promptly. After this tour we booked 3 more excursions with Mares , all were excellent. A+++ recommended.


    A great day and you will see unbelievable Roman ruins of Ephesus. Never thought that there could be Roman ruins more beautiful than Italy. Almost as feel you could be there in the Ephesus antique theater as the Romans would have been years before. Great Day !


    Booked our Marmaris Ephesus Trip with Mares Travel online. Couldn’t believe the value for money and excellent service. Picked up and dropped off at the hotel. Our tour guide Mehmet did his best for everyone in the group. I’ve never been on a tour where I learned so much history and interesting stories. Very good value for money.


    Having done plenty of research prior to our holiday, we opted on a trip with Mares travel. Certainly lived up to the reviews Ive seen. Marmaris Ephesus Day Trip was our choice. The folks at Mares Travel were superb. Used their website on first hand to book our trip, prompt and friendly communication. Our trip was good, Mehmet was our guide and very engaging. Very good value for money.


    We just got back from our holiday in Marmaris. We booked a day tour with Mares Travel to the ancient city of Ephesus. It was great! We had a very comfortable bus and a great tour guide. It was nice tour our tour guide answered all the questions about Ehpesus.