A private tour 2 Priene, Miletos, Temple of Apollo in Didyma

A private tour to Priene, Miletos, Temple of Apollo in Didyma


As you journey through Priene, you will encounter the magnificent temple of Athena, a true gem of this ancient city. Continuing your travels, the bustling city of Miletos awaits, boasting an impressive four ports perfectly situated on the western coast of Asia Minor. Thanks to its strategic location, Miletos rose to prominence as a key player in the trade and commerce of the ancient world.

And no trip to this region would be complete without a visit to Didyma, where the largest Temple of Apollo in Anatolia stands in all its grandeur. Revered as one of the holiest sites of the ancient Greek world, Didyma is a must-see for any history lover.

Itinerary: Priene and Miletos Ancient Cities, Didyma ( Temple of Apollo )

Highlights of A 6-hour private tour 2 Priene, Miletos, Temple of Apollo in Didyma

  • A private tour from Kusadası Approx 6 hours and Approx 7 hours from Izmir
  • Discover Ephesus Ancient City
  • Enjoy a traditional Turkish bath
  • Specially designed for cruise passengers, Transfer from/to the port
  • English-speaking tour guide


Description of A private tour 2 Priene, Miletos, Temple of Apollo in Didyma

Let us be your guide to Priene, where you’ll be swept away by its breathtaking location atop the Meander Valley and plain. Immerse yourself in history as we visit the revered temple of Athena and explore the remains of this ancient city, including the famed House of Alexander the Great.

 The Temple of Apollo at Didyma
The Temple of Apollo at Didyma

As you journey towards Miletos, you will discover the remarkable city’s four ports situated strategically on the western coast of Asia Minor. These ports made Miletos a prominent hub in the trade of the ancient world. During his Third Missionary Journey, St. Paul also made a stop in Miletus. According to Acts 20:16-38, Paul was racing against time to reach Jerusalem in time for the holy day of Pentecost.

In 1,400BC, the Minoans of Crete and the Mycenaeans of Peloponnese were the pioneering residents of Miletos – a thriving city and home to renowned philosophers and wise men. Today, visitors can immerse themselves in the rich history with numerous well-preserved ruins such as the Temple of Artemis, a Byzantine church, and a significant Jewish inscription. One highlight is the spectacular theater, where you can truly appreciate the past.


After soaking in the beauty of ancient Greek architecture and culture in Priene and Miletus, your journey culminates with a must-see visit to Didyma, home to the largest Temple of Apollo in Anatolia. This sacred site holds a deep significance in antiquity, as it was believed to be the birthplace of the twin gods Apollo and Artemis, children of Zeus and Leto. Its renowned oracle and grand Temple of Apollo drew hordes of devoted pilgrims, second only to the famed Delphi oracle. Today, the majestic ruins of this legendary god’s temple still beckon travelers from all corners of the globe, making it a top destination in Turkey.

As we come full circle, our private shore excursion concludes at the cruise ship port where you can easily board your ship and continue your journey at sea.

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Included in the tour

  • Entrance fees
  • Professional English speaking guide licensed by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism
  • Non-Smoking, air conditioned vehicle and professional driver
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel
  • Pick up and drop off at the port
  • Road tolls and all local taxes

Excluded from the tour

  • Optional Gratuities
  • Food and beverage

Cancellation Policy

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Additional info

  • Dress Code: When visiting religious sites, shoulders and knees must be covered out of respect for the cultural norms.
  • Please review our Terms & Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions
  • Upon booking, an electronic voucher will be emailed to you containing our contact information, tour details, and all necessary instructions. This voucher serves as your ticket and proof of purchase. Please present a printed or digital copy of the voucher on the day of your tour to redeem your activity.

Persons with Disabilities

  • Due to uneven surfaces, certain sites are not recommended for persons with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
  • In all cases, we recommend comfortable flat-solid walking shoes, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

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Any bag or item with a single side longer than 50 inches (120 cm), including wheels, handles and packaging is an oversized item.

SPECIAL OFFER: This Ephesus tour includes lunch, only if you start from Kusadasi port