Private Ephesus city tour with Mary's House and St John Church
If you are a big party more than 5 and have limited time , this tour is just suitable for you. You will cover the top attractions what Ephesus area offers in a day tour.
After driving from port of Kusadasi to the gate of ancient city of Ephesus, the advanture starts. Imagine yourself as a roman citizen living in Ephesus. The collonaded marble streets, temples with intricate ornaments , public baths, lavatories , magnificent library, Grand theatre will speak about themselves anyway. This site visit will help you to complete the picture in your mind about a Roman city from 2000 years ago. This area does not have only the ancient city of Ephesus, it is a biblical site as well. You will have a opportunity to visit the Mary's House. Now it is an active temple on top of a mountain in a peaciful and isolated area.
St John's Church is another place to visit. Both of these sites are pilgrimige sites, too. And of course tasting the local cuisine is part of my tour :-))
Tour starts at the port of Kusadasi or your hotel.
Then a short drive takes us to the ancient city of Ephesus.
You will see the magnificent library of Ephesus called Celcius Library, Grand Theather , Hadrian Temple , the Odeon, Latrines etc . during your walking tour along the ancient city.
And then have a lunch break in a local restaurant nearby Ephesus. After lunch you will visit the Mother Mary's House and St John Basilica .
Drive back to the port/hotel
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Cruise ship port in Kusadasi
End location: Cruise ship port in Kusadasi
Duration: 6 hours
Brand new Mercedez Sprinter large van with AC and comfortable 10 seats
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 Turkish Lira - *Museum tickets 80 TL
*Lunch cost 20 TL
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Great tour! Highly recommend. Ephesus was amazing to see, and was more than we expected. The House of the Virgin Mary was significant for us to see as we are Catholic. We were able to attend a mass, and it was very moving for us.