Duration: 10 hours (approx)
Route : Ephesus Ancient City – The House of Virgin Marry-Temple of Artemis
You shall be picked up from the Izmir airport, Izmir Hotel ,Izmir Marina or Izmir cruise ship port. Your Ephesus guide will hold up a sign with your name on it. Izmir tour will take approximately 10 hours appox and after will drive you back to your Izmir hotel ,Izmir Marina ,Izmir airport or Izmir harbor in Turkey.
Your guide will meet you at Kusadasi port or at your hotel in Kusadasi with a sign your name on it. We will pass through the verdant Kusadasi coasts and arrive in House of Virgin Mary on the top of Bulbul Mountain. The house was discovered in the 19 th century. Catherina Emmerich (1775-1824), an invalid German nun, who had never visited Ephesus, described in great detail the house and its situation which she had seen in a vision. It is believed that St.John brought Mary (the mother of Jesus) to Ephesus sometime between AD 37-48 and she spent her last years of her life there.
After that we will continue to Ancient City of Ephesus to see one of the most spectacular excavations in the world. You will see the Odeon, The Fountain of Trajan, the stream baths of Scholastika, the Temple of Hadrian, the Grand Theater and impressive library of Ephesus. The library is adorned with columns and statues. The Grand Theater where Saint Paul preached is believed to be the largest outdoor theater in the ancient world with a capacity of 24,000 seats.
The last and perhaps the most important, site in Selcuk is the great Temple of Artemis (Diana) , one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Ephesus Artemis was a goddess of fertility and was often pictured as draped with eggs or multiple breasts, symbols of fertility, from her waist to her shoulders. Finally we will visit Ephesus museum, one of the best regional museums in Turkey, houses a large collection of objects found at Ephesus in the surrounding countryside. They are displayed clearly and imaginatively in several rooms and in a large inner courtyard. End of the tour drive back to Kusadasi harbour or your hotel.
*You will receive your Turkey map and Turkey brochures from your tour guide during your pick-up.
“No extra hidden cost!”
- Transportation by air-conditioned coach.
- All entrance fees.
- Pick-up and drop-off services.
- Professional English speaking guide.
- Local taxes.
What’s Not Included
- Tips (optional).
- Personal expenses.
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|A tour document with details and confirmations will be e-mailed after booking.
Private Ephesus & Virgin Marry is runs everyday and available all year round.