One of the most important Greek cities and trade centres in ancient times, Ephesus was also a very important religious community in the early times of Christianity. If you plan on visiting the ancient sites, structures and the museums in the area, Ephesus – Sirince Tour can be a perfect choice.
The Ephesus – Sirince Tour package includes the below steps, but you can customise your trip by letting your driver know which places you want to see. Your driver will be knowledgeable about the areas you will be visiting, so you can also ask him for a little info about each of your stops along the way. At the same time, you can enjoy the city from the comfort of your private vehicle, use the complimentary WiFi and enjoy snacks and refreshments during the ride.
Your driver will be waiting for you in the vehicle during each visit to the below steps.
1. The Pick-up
Your designated driver will pick you up from your desired location in Izmir and you will start your journey to Ephesus Basilica of St. John, Ephesus Museum and the ancient city. The ride to Ephesus will take around 1 hour.
2. Ephesus Basilica of St. John, Ephesus Museum and the ancient city
It is said that St. John, writer of the fourth gospel and the Book of Revelation lived in the area of Ephesus in his final years, and he was buried on the grounds where the basilica now stands. Originally, only a small church was built 300 years after the death of St. John. In the 5th century, the church was turned into a majestic basilica by the order of Emperor Justinian.
Ephesus Museum has a very wide exhibition of not just the artefacts from the Ephesus city, but also from the ancient structures in the region such as the Temple of Artemis, Basilica of St. John and Cukurici Mount. You can also watch the 3D recreation video before starting your tour of the museum to get a visual idea of what the buildings once looked like.
The ancient city of Ephesus was home to many different cultures and civilisations, revered as an important harbour city, a trade centre and a religious place of significance, the city has been an important scene throughout the history of mankind. Walking in the streets of the ancient city and seeing the might structures that housed people for thousands of years is a once in a lifetime experience.
3. Ancient Church of Mary
Built in the early 3rd century, this structure was the first church that was erected in the name of the holy mother. It was originally a medical centre and later on, a baptism pool and a chapel were added to its grounds. It was also used as a place of meeting for The Council of Ephesus.
4. Lunch at Sirince village, walk tour and wine tasting
After visiting the Church of Mary, you will be heading to the village of Sirince. Sirince is a small and authentic village in the heart of the green landscape of Izmir. There are local shops for souvenirs, cafes as well as restaurants with traditional delicacies. Sirince is famous for its wines, which you can experience through a wine tasting activity as a part of your tour.
After Sirince village, your designated driver will take you back to Izmir and drop you at your desired location.
Following your booking, you will receive a confirmation email. You will also receive a second mail 1-2 days prior to your journey, containing your driver’s details and pick-up/drop-off information. You can always reach out to us via email or phone if you have additional questions.
Yes, though there may be additional charges for certain places such as airports. Detailed info will be provided during the booking process.
Of course, the tour is fully customisable during the ride.
We provide a 100% refund on cancellations up to 24 hours before the tour date and time.
While our drivers have local knowledge of the areas of visit, they are not qualified tour guides. The drivers will readily wait for you in the vehicle while you visit attractions.