Best of Ephesus Tour

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Daily Tour 7 Hours Availability: 2018-09-07
Kuşadası, Aydın, Türkiye Ephesus

Ancient City of Ephesus

Ephesus is one of the most important ancient cities of the world and it is a UNESCO heritage site and was the capital and commercial center of Asia Minor in the roman period.It was the beginning and the end of the King Road.(One of the three ancient trade routes,the others being the silk and spice roads )of the World. You will have chance to see beautiful temples, library ( which was the third largest in ancient World ) and buildings were built in the roman period.

Terrace Houses

Terrace Houses also known as “the houses of rich” are located in the ancient city of Ephesus, opposite of the temple of Hadrian. It has a remarkable place for us since it gives us very significant informations about roman family life. In Terrace Houses, you will see all parts of the house which is covered by beautiful mosaics and frescos that show us how rich they are and heating system same as roman baths.

 

The House of Mother Mary

The House of Mother Mary is located at the top of the Bulbul mountain and it’s only 6 kms away from Ancient city of Ephesus. It is believed that The Mother Mary spent her last years in this shrine. According to Catholic Christianity, After the Crucifixion of Jesus, Mother Mary was brought from Jarusalem to Ephesus by St. John the appostal to live. The foundation of the house is based on Anna Catherine Emmerich’s visions and was found in 1891. When they found the house, was already collapsed by the erthquake. After The House of Virgin Mary was re-built as a church and has been visited by Pope Paul VI in 1967 and Pope John Paul II in 1979, has been registered as a place of pilgrimage.

The Basilica of St. John

According to Catholic Christian Society, John and Marry definitely lived in Ephesus and one of his tasks was to take care of Mother Mary. He was also spreading christianity in Ephesus, in the reign of Domitian, John was exiled to the island of Patmos as a prisoner. When he re-gained his freedom, He returned to Ephesus and spent his remaining years in the Basilica. He was the only diciple of jesus not to have been killed or executed by the romans who were pagan, who worshipped the greek gods and godeses of Olympus.

The Temple of Artemis (Diana)

It is known as the first settlement of Ephesians where the Temple is. However , today only the basic structure and a column remained from the temple, but worth a visit even in the current atmosphere of the temple.

 

 


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION
kusadası  (Google Map)

DEPARTURE TIME
when ever you want.

INCLUDED
  • Professional Licensed Tour Guide.
  • All entrance fees
  • Transportation with luxury Van.
  • Private driver.
  • All insurances.
  • Parking fees and Gas.

NOT INCLUDED

 

  • Any Drinks
  • Tip to Guide and Driver

 

What to Expect

 

Combine a guided tour of the extraordinary ruins of Ephesus with a visit to the House of the Virgin Mary, with round-trip transfers from Izmir or Kusadasi. Ephesus is located about a 1-hour drive from the coast, and on arrival you will journey back in time to the days of the Greek, Roman and Byzantine civilizations.

 

  • Visit the ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus
  • See the spectacular Celsus Library and impressive Grand Theatre
  • Pay homage to the Virgin Mary and her last house
  • Learn the history of a great Greek-Roman city and civilization
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of Kusadasi
Day 1: Private Ephesus Tours

Tour Program

When your cruise ship arrives, our professional tour guide greets you outside the customs/passport control building with your named signboard. Then your guide conducts you to your private transport and your Private tour starts. During the tour you will visit all the places in the schedule. After the tour your guide returns you to the port.

Ancient City of Ephesus

Ephesus is one of the most important ancient cities of the world and it is a UNESCO heritage site and was the capital and commercial center of Asia Minor in the roman period.It was the beginning and the end of the King Road.(One of the three ancient trade routes,the others being the silk and spice roads )of the World. You will have chance to see beautiful temples, library ( which was the third largest in ancient World ) and buildings were built in the roman period.

The House of Mother Mary

The House of Mother Mary is located at the top of the Bulbul mountain and it’s only 6 kms away from Ancient city of Ephesus. It is believed that The Mother Mary spent her last years in this shrine. According to Catholic Christianity, After the Crucifixion of Jesus, Mother Mary was brought from Jarusalem to Ephesus by St. John the appostal to live. The foundation of the house is based on Anna Catherine Emmerich’s visions and was found in 1891. When they found the house, was already collapsed by the erthquake. After The House of Virgin Mary was re-built as a church and has been visited by Pope Paul VI in 1967 and Pope John Paul II in 1979, has been registered as a place of pilgrimage.

The Basilica of St. John

According to Catholic Christian Society, John and Marry definitely lived in Ephesus and one of his tasks was to take care of Mother Mary. He was also spreading christianity in Ephesus, in the reign of Domitian, John was exiled to the island of Patmos as a prisoner. When he re-gained his freedom, He returned to Ephesus and spent his remaining years in the Basilica. He was the only diciple of jesus not to have been killed or executed by the romans who were pagan, who worshipped the greek gods and godeses of Olympus.

The Temple of Artemis (Diana)

It is known as the first settlement of Ephesians where the Temple is. However , today only the basic structure and a column remained from the temple, but worth a visit even in the current atmosphere of the temple.

 

Kusadasi is one of the most popular holiday resorts of Turkey, located at 90km south of Izmir, in the Aegean region and close to the famous ancient city of Ephesus. Kusadasi is a famous tourist destination for its sandy and golden beaches and for its sunny and template days. The city also boasts one of the largest and modern marinas in Turkey, with a capacity for 600 boats.
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