This guide prepared to help the Ephesus First time visitors and contain Ephesus pieces of information.
How much is Ephesus Antique City entrance fee?
The entrance fee of the city is 40 TL as of January 2018. Except for the entrance to Yamaç Evler and Ephesus Museum; Slope Houses are 20 TL, Efes Museum is 10 TL.
When is Ephesus Ancient City open?
Ancient City of Ephesus is open from April to October 08.00-19.00. Between November and March 08.00-17.00 hours open.
Where is Ephesus Ancient City?
Ancient city of Ephesus, Izmir, Selcuk, an ancient ruins of the town.
- 541 kilometers between Istanbul and central Ephesus, 6 hours and 20 minutes.
- Ankara, Ephesus 620 km 7 hours 20 minutes,
- 80 km 55 km away from the center of Izmir, Ephesus,
- Aydin, Ephesus between 130 km 2 hours and 10 minutes.
When to go to Ephesus?
As you know, Ephesus is a popular tourist destination. So, if you are planning your visit during peak holiday seasons or at festival times, make sure that you book the best hotels with their best room rates. To find out when are the high seasons you should check the weather in Ephesus. Generally summer season is the peak season.
Coldest time of the year is January and February. Average temperature these days are approximately 10 C /40 F. Almost never have any snow. Rainy season is in between October and April. It hardly rains in the summer time. The warmest time of the year is July and August. Midday temperature rises upto 43 C/110F. Best time to visit Ephesus is April, May, October, November. This is the time the weather is neither hot, nor cold.
What to wear in Ephesus?
The clothes you bring with you should be according to the months of your trip. Always check the weather forecast before planning your trip.
We recommend that you wear comfortable clothes and comfortable walking shoes, and you can get a bottle of water, hat, sunscreen and umbrella for the rainy or sunny days, especially during the summer months and find a shadow in Ephesus. You can bring your cameras, but tripods are not allowed in Ephesus.
In Turkey, shorts, t-shirts you can wear. There is no obligation to cover your head or shoulders in Ephesus. For the House of the Virgin Mary or mosques, a visit to these places will be enough to be respected.
Which currency should I carry?
Make sure you have cash, not all credit cards may be used in Ephesus. Visa, Master card, American Express, Maestro card can be used in Ephesus.
How to go to Ephesus?
There are many different ways to go to Ephesus. The easiest way is to go by airway, the shortest route to it will be the Izmir airport. You can find a free shuttle for their passengers from Izmir Airport to Selcuk Town. The other way to go Ephesus is Kusadasi, usually this route prefers by the cruise passengers. On the other side if you are in İstanbul you can go to Ephesus by airways. You can find daily tour to Ephesus by plane.
Shopping in Ephesus
Kusadasi and Ephesus (Selcuk) is a shopper’s paradise, you can buy souvenir, leather goods, carpets, kilims, Iznik tiles and pottery. But we recommend that you should buy wine and olive oil in Sirince Village.
What to Eat in Ephesus?
Boyoz: Boyoz, which is identified with İzmir, is only the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to İzmir. I recommend that you taste a kind of pastry, which is a kind of pastry.
Izmir Kofte: Izmir Kofte, whose fame is spread all over our country, is one of the most popular and delicious tastes of Izmir cuisine. Potato, tomato and pepper with meatballs and baked in this dish with a must-taste.
Sevketi bostan: Sevketotu or bostanotu also known as Izmir's vegetables with lamb meat is formed by the completion. You should taste this regional dish that has reached our day.
Top-Rated Attractions to do in Ephesus
UNESCO Heritage St. John's Basilica
Isa Bey Mosque
The Sanctuary of Artemis
Ephesus Antique City
House of the Virgin Mary
Seven Sleepers Cave
Ephesus Archeology Museum
Temple of Artemis