ANCIENT EPHESUS & MILETUS
Venture back in time and hear the fascinating stories of the distant past. Our full-day tour to Ephesus and Miletus reveals the growth and collapse of the powerful and influential Hellenistic Empire.
Our tour starts with a visit to the impressionable ruins of Ephesus, a formidable city that became the second-largest city in the Roman Empire and remains one of the best-preserved cities of the Greco-Roman era. Wander through the marble streets and learn about the many impressive monuments including the Library of Celsus, the Great Theatre, and the awe-inspiring amphitheater that was capable of hosting 24,000 spectators – at the time one of the biggest in the world.
We then drive to the coastal city of Miletus, an ancient city that built its reputation as a central trade hub for the twelve leading cities of the Ionian Confederation. The city’s wealth can be seen in its remains including one of the world’s first mints and the famous Faustina Baths. Miletus was also the home of several well-known philosophers and architects, such as Thales, Hippodamos, and Isidoros.
Follow in the Footsteps of Historical Icons
Ephesus and Miletus were visited by famous historical figures including Cleopatra, Mark Antony, and St. Paul. Our full-day tour takes you along the same route where you can see temple remains, Roman baths and fountains.
This fascinating tour is one of our most interesting full-day excursions and not to be missed if you like history blended with modern culture. In between sites, we pay a visit to a local restaurant.