Marmaris Ephesus Tours


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

Marmaris Excursions to Ephesus

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 Transport
  • Full insurance
  • English Guiding Service
  • Entrance Fees to Ephesus
  • Breakfast & Lunch

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, which had 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

Free Time in Selcuk or The House of Virgin Mary

Marmaris Ephesus Tours

During Marmaris to Ephesus Excursion you will have 1 hour free time in the town Selcuk, you can either explore the town Selcuk or visit The House of Virgin Mary which is located on top of the ‘Bulbul’ Mountains. The House of Virgin Mary is a famous shrine hidden in the greenery. The place is a renowned ‘Pilgrimage Center’ for Christians. Please note that the entrance fee to the house of Virgin Mary is not included in the price.

Library of Celsus

Marmaris Ephesus Tours

Built in 117 AD, the Library of Celsus is one of the most astonishing monumental structures in Ephesus. With over 12,000 scrolls, it was only the third richest library in the ancient world after Alexandra and Pergamum.

The Grand Theater of Ephesus

Marmaris Ephesus Tours

One of the highlight of Marmaris to Ephesus Excursion is the grand theater of Ephesus which is located on the slopes of the Panayir Hill, the Grand Theater of Ephesus was constructed in the 3rd century BC during the Hellenistic period. Later on it was extended and strengthened during the Roman period; thus it became the largest ancient theater in Anatolia.

Departure : Pick up from your Hotel

Duration: 12 Hours (Full Day Tour)

  • A Pick-up and Drop-back service
  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Full insurance
  • Entrance Fee to Ephesus
  • English Sspeaking Guide
  • Drinks
  • Personal Expenditures

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11 Reviews Added Overall rating: 4.8


    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 !


    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.


    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 won’t be sorry.


    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.


    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.


    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 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 !!!


    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.


    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.


    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 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.