Ephesus, House of Mary,Saint John Basilica,The Temple of Artemis
Visit the most important ruins in Ephesus, including the Temple of Artemis, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World before it was destroyed in 401 AD. You will also see the Library of Celsus, built to hold 12, 000 scrolls and at its time one of the largest libraries in the world. The nearby Great Theater, which was the largest outdoor theater in the world, was designed to hold 24, 000 people - even its ruins are huge.
After discovering the impressive monuments, you will visit the Archaeological Museum of Ephesus. The museum houses many important statues and relics including a preserved segment of the original Temple of Artemis.
After enjoying a lunch of traditional Turkish cuisine, you will travel to the House of the Virgin Mary on Bulbul Mountain, where archeologists and historians believe the mother of Jesus lived at the end of her life
Your tour starts with House of Virgin Mary. Ephesus is an important place in Christian history as it is recognized as the final residence of Mother Mary. The shrine was visited by several popes.
After Mary's house, I will take you at sights in Ephesus, informing you about history of outstanding Roman structures as you walk through the magnificent Marble Street of the city. Ephesus is the most visited ancient site of Turkey. And then you will proceed to Ephesus Archeological Museum which displays important artifacts excavated from Ephesus and neighboring regions. Touring in the museum will give you a complete idea about what life was like in ancient times.
After your visitation of museum, I will take you to the oldest mosque of Selcuk Town.
will continue with St. John Basilica where apostle John died and burried after he completed his missions in Anatolia.
The last historical spot of your tour will be the Temple of Artemis (Diana) which was one of the seven wonders of ancient World.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We have a car for your transfers , round trips and city tours on your request.I can pick you up from the port or your hotel or airport and make your tour then take you back with our private air-conditioned van.
End location: On their request,we can drop them their point
Duration: 6 hours 30 min.
Ephesus Ancient City is far from Kusadasi about 15 miles. That's why we will need a van which I can arrange for you according to size of your group. It will be an air-conditioned van with driver.Please ask for transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 TL - 100TL- total Approx. per person 25$
15$Saint John with Ephesus museum
10$Virgin Marry House
Please note that the tours quaranteed here are to be by means of an officialy registered A Class Travel agency
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We enjoyed an excellent personal tour yesterday by Zeynep. It really is the only way to see the area, small and one on one. She was waiting for us as we left our cruise and enjoyed many sites in the area including Ephesus and The House of Mary and a great lunch and carpet demo. I will do full review when I return. Thanks again!!!