How do I get from Istanbul to Ephesus?
Ephesus is located 450 miles south of Istanbul and it is 9 hours bus drive. Our recommendation would be to take a flight from Istanbul to Izmir and drive from Izmir Airport to Ephesus. Ephesus is 45 minutes drive from the airport of Izmir. The other way of transportation is to take a bus from Istanbul.
Is Ephesus Turkey safe to travel?
First, remember that Ephesus is 1,000 miles from the eastern border of Turkey where there is so much danger and disruption. Ephesus is quite a ways from the Turkey border where there is some concern. We felt quite safe there.
How many days do you need in Ephesus?
Some spends an entire day visiting the site, but the average time needed once inside is about two to three hours. Like most Roman-built cities, Touring Ephesus is not difficult, but to avoid wasting time or in the summer days getting cooked under the sun, we recommend the guests to hire a private tour guide.
Where should I stay when visiting Ephesus Turkey?
Where to stay for visiting Ephesus
- Selcuk. Selcuk is the (charmless)gateway town to Ephesus.
- Sirince. A hill-top town close to Selcuk, this is a popular day-trippers destination as part of their Ephesus tour.
- Cesme Peninsula.
Can you visit Ephesus?
Ephesus is popular for tours, but it is still easy to visit on your own. For our road trip through Turkey, we visited Ephesus after coming from Istanbul.
Where is Ephesus?
The city of Ephesus was one of the largest and most important cities in the ancient Mediterranean world, lying on the western coast of Asia Minor (in modern day Turkey). It was one of the oldest Greek settlements on the Aegean Sea, and later the provincial seat of Roman government in Asia.
How far is Antalya from Ephesus?
The distance between Antalya and Ephesus is 318 km. The road distance is 406.7 km. How do I travel from Antalya to Ephesus without a car? The best way to get from Antalya to Ephesus without a car is to bus which takes 7h 6m and costs 110 ₺ – 180 ₺.