Just 30 minute drive from Kuşadası you will find one of the most beautiful ruins in the western world. The Romans made Ephesus the most important harbour on the Aegean sea. Most ruins you will see at the sight date back from this time. Ephesus is gem to explore especially with all the stories behind the ruins like the prominent spot it had in the upcoming religion Christianity and the way a city like this was set up. We recommend visiting Ephesus with a shore excursion or guide to ensure you know what you are looking at when you are there. If you want to visit Ephesus independently please know the entrance fee for Ephesus is 20 Lira. This can only be paid in Lira.