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Ephesus was city on the west coast of Anatolia, near present-day Selçuk, Izmir Province, Turkey. It was one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League during the Classical Greek era. In the Roman period, it was for many years the second largest city of the Roman Empire; ranking behind Rome, the empire's capital. Ephesus had a population of more than 250, 000 in the 1st century BC, which also made it the second largest city in the world.
The city was famed for the Temple of Artemis (completed around 550 BCE), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The temple was destroyed in 401 CE by a mob led by St. John Chrysostom. Emperor Constantine I rebuilt much of the city and erected new public baths. The town was again partially destroyed by an earthquake in 614.
Come and discover this remarkable ancient city with me
A private guide services, at first glance, are more expensive than following a group. But in fact one such tour by its semantic and emotional content is worth of two or three group tours. And if you hire a professional friendly guide, you can seriously save money!
Private Ephesus from Kusadasi PORT or HOTEL
Pick-up from the KUSADASI PORT
*** Drive to Ephesus, Thé veritable cradle of early Christianity.
*** Visit shrine of The Virgin Mary, were Shè supposed spent her last days
*** Proceed to Ephesus, see the spectacular ruins from period of St. Paul, some of Which have only been Excavated recently. See the ODEON. . FOUNTAINS. . TEMPLES. . LIBRARY. . . GREAT THEATRE. . ROMAN BATHS. . AGORAS.
***Lunch (if desired, extra cost)
***Visit Temple of Artemis Which was one of the 7 wonders of ancient world.
At the end of the tour, drive back to your location where the beginning of the tour. . . .
Special notes: Ephesus requires walking long distances over uneven surfaces
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: *** Kusadasi Port
End location: *** Kusadasi Port
Duration: 6 hours 30 min.
pick up from point drive to ephesus.. visit open air museum of ephesus...virgin mary's house lunch stop
then temple of artemis and of tour drive back to place where we started....
***Guiding by Professional Licenced Tour Guide
***New Brand of Mercedes VITO/SPRINTER A/C VAN with Private Driver,Gas
*** % 100 Satisfaction
Some of the benefits of hiring a private guide
Comfort and privacy:
* Private tours are for your party only, they start at the time of your choice and go at your own the places you really want to see.
* Negotiate the lowest price about shopping.
* Photography assistance
* Security (knowing where, how, when)
* Negotiating prices when shopping - prevent overpaying
* Teaching you local customs, religion, culture, taboos
* Introducing you to local people
* Reading the menu and ordering food
* Help at banks, food stores, fruit stands with the possible language barrier
* Health - knowing how to get you to a doctor or hospital fast
* A Turkish friend for life - priceless!!
Estimated Local Cash Needed
75 Lira - 40 lira fee for ephesus..
20 lira fee for virgin mary
25 lira is lunch ( if desired )
** Fees for site.
According to Turkish law tours can be organize only by Travel agency so tour are listed here done by A class Travel agency code 8446
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Nazim was amazing. He modified his standard tour to accommodate visiting the sites we wanted to see. We had been to Ephesus already & asked for an abbreviated tour of this site to focus on the Terrace Houses. We saw them and Nazim made sure we saw all the excavation changes made to the Ephesus site since our last visit. We learned a great deal not only about the Archeological sites but about the local life in Turkey and had a great meal at a local restaurant. Nazim is a great guide & a kind man.