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Ephesus Terrace Houses

Ephesus Terrace Houses

Open daily, summer 8am-7pm and winter 8am-5pm
Efes Harabeleri , Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkey, 35920

Practical Info

The Terrace Houses and the Ephasus ruins are located about 5 minutes by bus from the main bus station in Selcuk. Opening hours are 8am to 7pm in the summer and 8am to 5pm in the winter. Admission is 30TL for Ephasus plus 15TL for the Terrace Houses.

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Private Shore Excursion: Ephesus, Terrace Houses, St. Mary House, St. John Basilica
Private Shore Excursion: Ephesus, Terrace Houses, St. Mary House, St. John Basilica
star-4.5
$45.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Day in Ephesus
Great Tour! Begu did a fantastic job escorting us around Ephesus. We felt very safe with the driver. The day was perfect. We were able to spend plenty of time at Mary's House, Ephesus and the Terrace Houses and St. John Basilica. At no time did we feel rushed and although it was supposed to be an eight hour tour we asked to be completed in seven. The lunch at the rug factory was set outside in nice manner and the food was very nicely presented. The rug tour was interesting but a little high pressure although that might have been because we were interested in them. I would highly recommend this tour.
LindaL_O, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Selçuk

star-5
Excellent
Gladys_T, Dec 2019
Private Shore Excursion: Ephesus, Terrace Houses, St. Mary House, St. John Basilica
Excellent. Highly highly recommended. Just only two of us. The tour guide Ayse she was great and very pleasant. She did a great job. The van was very nice n comfy. Also the terrace of houses is a must see.
star-5
Ephesus Tour
PAULA_W, Oct 2019
Private Shore Excursion: Ephesus, Terrace Houses, St. Mary House, St. John Basilica
The tour itself was great and recommended. We had a problem that the company used by Viator they didn't had a reservation for us, but after much talking it worked out. Make sure you take a copy of your paper work provided to you by Viator.
star-5
Wonderful private Ephesus tour
karenmB2757YQ, Oct 2019
Ephesus and Terrace Houses Half-Day Private Shore Excursion
Bülent was a wonderful and welcome surprise on my recent one day cruise stop in Ephesus. He was extremely personable, knowledgeable, and flexible during our tour through the ruins. Afterwards we went for a tasty traditional Turkish lunch. There were two separate drivers for different parts of the tour but they were very professional and the vehicles immaculate. I will definitely be back.
star-5
100% Worth it
JoseHiginio_G, Oct 2019
UNESCO World Heritage Tour of Ephesus and Terrace Houses from Izmir,Izmir Hotels
This tour was amazing. It was really a private tour so it was the three of us who booked it. The Guide was kind, was very excited about the site and you could not even think he does this on a daily basis given how enthusiastic he seemed himself about the location. He was EXTREMELY well balanced providing us with a lot of good information but also with plenty of time to take our photos. I have had guides in the past who want your undivided attention and get angry if you look away to get a photo but he is not one of those, on the contrary... he gets to a place, tells you the stories he needs to and tells you "please take as many photos as you want and I'll meet you over there" and provide you free time to explore and take photos. He did not feel pushy, he was kind, was friendly very knowledgeable and I could NOT have asked for a better tour. For someone who hates tours (yes, I actually dislike them) this was one of the only two times I can say I enjoyed it and was totally worth it. I am unsure if there are other tour guides attached to this but if you get mine, I can tell you you would love it!
star-5
Knowledgable
dickate, Sep 2019
Private Shore Excursion: Ephesus, Terrace Houses, St. Mary House, St. John Basilica
Never thought that I can explore so much on one day, our tourist guide Kamber Dinek is very knowledgable, he is patient, answered all our questions, and timed our day really well, lunch at a garden is very enjoyable and delicious, exceptional!!!
star-5
Very educating and a brilliant...
AnilahQ, Oct 2018
Private Shore Excursion: Ephesus, Terrace Houses, St. Mary House, St. John Basilica
Very educating and a brilliant experience. Fun tour guide who was very knowledgeable and covered all sites giving detailed information on all. Terrace House was the best part! Sites were beautiful with breathtaking views. Highly recommended!
star-5
Best Tour
phxdelta, Sep 2019
Private Shore Excursion: Ephesus, Terrace Houses, St. Mary House, St. John Basilica
Olgay (OJ) met us at the dock as promised and started our day describing the history of Ephesus, Turkey. We traveled through the countryside and took an improvised stop at a cool place for authentic Turkish coffee and Turkish Delights before checking out the Seven Sleepers. Our tours to St. John Basilica and Ephesus were fabulous as OJ shared tons of detailed history and biblical stories. The extra tour of the Terrace Houses was another highlight of Ephesus. Then we stopped for a delicious lunch at one of the best carpet making destinations and watched the ladies in action before trying it ourselves (and there was no pressure to buy anything). Next we stopped for olive oil and tea. Then we capped off the tour with a visit to St. Mary's House, a truly spiritual place. OJ knew everyone and everyone truly loved her as she always helped other guides throughout the day. It was wonderful to see how much she knew and cared about Turkey, its history, culture, and people. Loved it!
star-5
Amazing and enriching experience!
Shantanu_M, Aug 2019
Private Shore Excursion: Ephesus, Terrace Houses, St. Mary House, St. John Basilica
Our family of three booked this tour at the last minute and we were pleasantly surprised to be the only ones that day. Our guide Nevin was excellent to say the least, exceptionally knowledgeable, very friendly and spoke excellent English. Having guided many shore excursions she knew exactly how to take care of guest, knowing how to point out important things like availability of toilets, water as well as walking surfaces to expect. The selection of lunch venue was incomparable. We went to a small farm collective where the meal was prepared using the freshest of ingredients. Soft drinks, water, spirits were available without limit. Afterwards the experience of touring the carpet factory and watching the ladies work so deftly left a very positive experience. This is a highly recommended experience.
star-5
Fantastic value
Safari50862339619, Jul 2019
Private Shore Excursion: Ephesus, Terrace Houses, St. Mary House, St. John Basilica
We were met at the cruise terminal by our private guide and picked up by our private small motor coach. Our guide, Cigdem, was so knowledgeable and so informative it was impressive. She took excellent care of us for the whole day on our visits to Ephesus, Mary's House and St John's. We got even better care at lunch, which we enjoyed in a shaded garden. Lots of food, wine and good company after which we got to learn about hand making Turkish rugs and getting silk from silk worm cocoons. Highly recommend this tour. It is a great value and well worth doing.
star-5
Outstanding guide and customized day
Eugene_D, Jun 2019
Private Shore Excursion: Ephesus, Terrace Houses, St. Mary House, St. John Basilica
Ayca was an absolute pleasure as a guide. She had a bubbly personality, and obvious enthusiasm for her country. She was very interactive with our three preteen children. She is obviously an extremely intelligent woman with multiple degrees in relevant areas of study. She kept the descriptions of the sites funny and interesting even for the children. She deviated from the previously arranged program to accommodate special requests from everyone in our family She was an absolute pleasure as a guide. She took extra care of our older grandparents, trying to keep in in the sun and helping them walk on the uneven surfaces. Fascinating day that could not have been better in anyway. Thank you !!!