Ephesus+House Of Mother Mary+Temple Of Artemis with a private guide
***Ephesus; is an ancient city. It was the most important commercial center of the western Anatolia during the ancient time. After the Pompei in Italy, Ephesus is the second largest open air museum in the world. In this ancient site; you can see the largest theatre of Anatolia and the third largest library and second largest agora in the world. St. Paul preached in the Great Theater of Ephesus.
***House of Virgin Mary; According to Christian traditional beliefs this is the House that MotherMary lived her days after the Resurrection of Christ. She was brought to Ephesus by Apostle John.
***The Temple of Artemis; which was the one of the seven wonders of ancient time.
***The Basilica of St. John; It is believed that the evangelist St. John had spent his last years in the region around Ephesus and buried in here. Three hundred years later, a small chapel was constructed over the grave in the 4th century. The church of St John was changed into a marvelous basilica.
*You will be met by me at the exit gate of the port;
*Drive to House of Virgin Mary which is one of the pilgrimage for Christians where she had her recently time and died. Pope Paul VI visited the shrine in 1967, Pope John Paul II also visited the shrine in 1979. Pope Benedict XVI visited this shrine in 2006.
*After that, we will visit Ephesus which is one of the best well-kept Greco-Roman ancient city in the world, famous with Odeon, Temples, Library; theatre where is one of the biggest with 24. 000 people capacity and St. Paul preached; Roman Baths ; Fountains; Temples; Agora; Love House; Public Toilets;etc.
*After Ephesus, we visit Temple of Artemis which is one of the seven wonders of Ancient time.
*We can have a traditionla lunch in the area.
*We can visit art galleries if you desire (carpet weaving schools, leather outlets, ceramic or gold factories, turkish delight candy shops)
*At the end dropping you back to the port.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 5 hours
There will be some walking during the tour, transportation provided by private AC Van
Estimated Local Cash Needed
60 Turkish lira - 1 USD is 2.75 lira
Ephesus entry is 40 lira,
Virgin Mary's House is 20 lira,
And personal expenses...
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