Come, Visit & Discover Ephesus, Turkey

Visiting Ephesus, Turkey's Ancient Greek City Full Of History It's not difficult to find a tour guide for Ephesus when you arrive in Kusadasi. In fact, you won't be able to avoid seeing advertisements for Ephesus tours. This is big business. Between one and two million people visit Ephesus every year. It hosts the site of one of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and many people come for the allure of visiting such a high profile site, even if the Temple of Artemis is merely a pillar these days. If you haven't been to this wonderful ancient ruins and you have a free day in Kusadasi, make sure to get up early, grab your sunglasses and sun hat, and take a trip to 6,000 years of history, within an hour of the town. As with any place that attracts millions of tourists, the vast majority of whom are not locals, there are scams and rip-offs. Prices vary wildly, quality control is non-existent, and some tours actually bring you through shopping centres nearby as a way to extract more tourist dollars. But the tours that continue to do good business are the ones that provide quality service and maintain good standing amongst the thousands of visitors to Ephesus every day. One tour group stands out for us and offers a nonsense-free, economic, and well-paced tour of this once in a lifetime tourist site. No Frills Ephesus Tours has been operating as a specialist in Ephesus Tours for 7 years now. Run by an Australian-Turkish couple, Fodor's Guide described the service as mid-range priced tours focusing on the sites while avoiding tourist-fleecing shops. It's hard not to find this recommendation alone a compelling reason to try this company. No Frills' clients range from independent travellers to cruise ship customers from all over the globe. Customers are mainly native English speakers although they also offer private tours in other languages including French, Spanish, Italian, and German. The experienced guides understand that Ephesus is often a ‘bucket list' adventure for most people so quality time and not being rushed at the sites is important. The company's customers seek us out because, according to Chris, one of the owners, the tours focus on the historical and cultural aspects of Ephesus and surrounds without the hassle of shopping stops. Chris also believes that removing the (very lucrative) shopping distractions enables their guides to develop a rapport with the customers as they can focus fully on their job as a tourist guide, not a salesperson. Ephesus was settled and resettled throughout history 4 times so it really does require the knowledge of a good guide who not only can tell you the history behind it but also bring the site to life with stories from ancient times. To make the most of your time at Ephesus No Frills Ephesus Tours recommend you enter the site from the ‘top gate' and exit from the ‘bottom gate' so you are walking downhill. However, on really busy days the company sometimes brings customers the opposite way to avoid the crowds. These are the tricks that only an experienced guide knows when to use. Getting to Ephesus from Kusadasi is fairly straightforward. You can hire a taxi or use a bus but No Frills offer a company HQ to Ephesus entrance transfer service as part of their tours. Full-day tours are currently running at €60 and you can also get a half-day tour. This latter option runs at €45 so it's more for cruise ship customers and people with limited time. Coming in at number 4 out of 28 on Tripadvisor's list of tours based out of Selçuk, No Frills Ephesus Tours are doing pretty well. It all comes down to word-of-mouth. Their reviews are generally glowing, and the company's name is mentioned quite a lot on forums, 99% of the time in a very positive light. If you've taken a trip with No Frills Ephesus Tours let us know in the comments below how it went! Contact No Frills Ephesus Tours via email through their website for the fastest reply. Address: St Jean Caddesi No. 3A, Selcuk, Ephesus – TURKEY. Ph: +90 232 892 8828 Fax: +90 232 892 8824 Web: www.ephesus.co Email: chrisnofrills@gmail.com If you enjoyed this post please share! Ephesus Tour Reviews - Ephesus, Turkey All You Need to Know Before You Go — See what people say first!

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Amazing informative experience.
Our tour of Ephesus, as organized for us by Chris, well exceeded my expectations, in spite of the good reviews I had already read on Trip Advisor. My family and I were met at the top gate by Mehmet who introduced us to our guide "Mike" - he gave us a wonderful tour of the ruins and was such a mine of information. It made our visit so enjoyable and worthwhile - having a guide just for the four of us made all the difference. I would highly recommend to anyone wishing to tour Ephesus without large tour groups and unnecessary detours. Thank you Chris, Mehmet and Mike for a wonderful tour experience.

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Ephesus, Turkey - Tour Ephesus hassle free with No Frills Ephesus Tours. - Ephesus Tour Options - No Shopping Stops - History Only.
If you normally shy away from organized tours but still wish you could reap the rewards of being shown around by a professional, No Frills Ephesus Tours is for you.
Unlike many other tour companies, we recognize that you’d rather spend your time seeing the sights and learning about the fascinating history of Ephesus than being dragged into yet another gift shop.
No Frills Ephesus Tours promises just that- an informative and fun experience without the hassle of shopping stops.
A tour with No Frills Ephesus Tours is an interactive
experience starting from right when you book- make sure to let us know if you’d like to see something which isn’t on the normal route, or if you have any special needs you’d like us to accommodate.

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Ephesus Tours May 23 - Come, Visit & Discover Ephesus, Turkey

Ephesus, Turkey - Tour Ephesus hassle free with No Frills Ephesus Tours. - Ephesus Tour Options - No Shopping Stops - History Only.
If you normally shy away from organized tours but still wish you could reap the rewards of being shown around by a professional, No Frills Ephesus Tours is for you. Unlike many other tour companies, they recognize that you’d rather spend your time seeing the sights and learning about the fascinating
history of Ephesus than being dragged into yet another gift shop. No Frills Ephesus Tours promises just that- an informative and fun experience without the hassle of shopping stops.
A tour with No Frills Ephesus Tours is an interactive experience starting from right when you book- make sure to let them know if you’d like to see something which isn’t on the normal route, or if you have any special needs you’d like them to accommodate.

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