Guests will be picked up from a Kusadasi Hotel, Kusadasi Marina, Kusadasi Cruise ship port, or Selcuk Town. The designated Ephesus tour guide will display a sign with the guest's name, ensuring easy identification for the correct transfer service and tour guide. The Ephesus tour is estimated to last approximately 7 hours, concluding with a return to the original pickup locations, including Kusadasi Hotel, Kusadasi Marina, or Kusadasi Cruise Ship Port.
The full-day Ephesus tour commences with a visit to the Virgin Mary's House, a pilgrimage site for Christians, where the tour guide provides information about the significant historical and religious aspects. The house, where the Virgin Mary spent her last years with St. John until her Assumption, is believed to have a profound energy, making it a place for prayers and wishes.
The tour proceeds to the Ancient city of Ephesus, with the first stop at the Ephesus Open Air Museum. Here, guests can explore remarkable excavations, including the Odeon, The Fountain of Trajan, The Terraces of Apartment Houses, The stream baths of Scholastika, The temple of Hadrian, and the impressive Celsius Library. The tour culminates at the Grand Theater, the largest theater in antiquity with a capacity of 24,000 seats, where Saint Paul preached.
The next destination is the Ephesus Museum, housing a significant part of the museum's excavations at Ephesus, St. Jean Church, Artemision, and Belevi Grave Memorial. Noteworthy exhibits include the Dolphin on the Eros, the Statue of an Egyptian Priest, and the Statue of an Eros Head. The tour also covers the historical Temple of Artemis (Diana), once considered one of the seven wonders of the world.
Upon request, guests can be taken to local production centers, preserving ancient crafts such as handmade woven carpets, leather clothing, and ceramics.
After the tour, the Ephesus tour guide will return guests to their initial pickup points.
Please note that the Ephesus tours provided are private, including both a driver and a separate tour guide to accompany guests throughout the tour. Booking in advance offers the advantage of avoiding crowded conditions and ensuring a more personalized experience with ample time for questions and exploration.
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