Begin with pickup at Kusadasi Port, and travel to the Ephesus archeological site in a private car, passing the remains of Byzantine and Roman archways along the way. Purchase admissions tickets at the gate, then follow a guide through the streets of the city at your own pace, with plenty of time to see the things that interest you most.
Visit the Fountains of Trajan and the Great Theater, where 25,000 ancient spectators could gather for plays, speeches, and gladiatorial combat. Take in the Library of Celsus, the third-largest library in the ancient world, see the Odeon, and follow in the footsteps of Mark Antony and Cleopatra on the Arcadian Way.
Step back into Roman public life in the Agora and the Scholastic Baths, while your guide shares stories about the historic characters—from Alexander the Great to the Virgin Mary—believed to have visited Ephesus at its height. Make a final stop at the Temple of Artemis: one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the only remains of the once-magnificent temple are chipped foundations and worn marble columns. Take some time to visit nearby shops and streets on your own, then make the return trip to Kusadasi Port, where this tour concludes.