12 Questions and 12 Answers About Ephesus

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How do I get to Ephesus from Istanbul?

There are several ways; The first one is airplane, the second is bus ride and the third one is train ride.

Is there a souvenir shop or gift store at the ancient city of Ephesus?

There are dozens of souvenir shops or gift stores on the both ends of Ephesus Ancient City.

What is the connection between the Apostle Paul and Ephesus?

Apostle Paul visited Ephesus Ancient City twice and spent about 3 years in total in Ephesus during the Roman era of the city. Paul spread the word of the Christ in Ephesus and converted people into Christianity.

What is the earliest history of Ephesus?

The earliest history of Ephesus dates back to the Neolithic period, around 6000 BCE, when the area was first settled.

What were the major industries of Ephesus?

Trade was the major industry of Ephesus, then followed the agriculture and craftsmanship.

Are there any day trips or excursions from Ephesus to nearby attractions?

You can visit all the attractions nearby Ephesus during a day trip.

What language was spoken in Ephesus during ancient times?

Greek and Roman Latin were spoken in Ephesus during ancient times.

What are the best times of year to avoid large crowds at Ephesus?

Winter time is the best time to avoid large crowds at Ephesus, or you can visit Ephesus after 15:00 o’clock anytime of the year and have fewer people. Most of the big cruise groups and land tours visit Ephesus before 15:00.

Can international visitors use credit cards to purchase tickets or souvenirs in Ephesus?

You can use international credit cards to purchase tickets or souvenirs in Ephesus.

Can I visit Ephesus Ancient City on my own, or do I need to join a guided tour?

You can visit Ephesus on your own but visiting Ephesus being guided by a licensed professional Ephesian tour guide will enhance your experience.

Who were the most famous ancient people to been to Ephesus?

Ephesus hosted several historic celebrities such as Cleopatra, Mark Anthony, Augustus the Roman Emperor, Apostle Paul, Virgin Mary, John the Evangelist and many more.

Hasan Gülday

Hasan Gülday. Professional licensed tour guide working in Turkey.

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