A half-day Ephesus tour which includes a visit to the House of Virgin Mary.
You will meet Samyeli Travel guide at the Port of Kusadasi from where you will start your Private Ephesus Tour. The first place to explore is the House of Virgin Mary where, as it was believed, she arrived with Saint John 4-6 years after the death of Jesus Christ. According to the sage, this was the place where the Virgin Mary spent her last days.
After that, our next stop point will be Ephesus, of the most significant cultural centers of the ancient world. You will visit the Ephesus Ruins, which consist of monuments such as Odeon, Temple of Hadrian, Roman Baths, Celcus Library and the Theatre. Last one is still in use, especially for concert performances, and it has an amazing capacity of 25,000 seats. As you will be walking through this ancient city, you will notice the streets paved with marble which give a hint this was a city of great wealth.
The next place to visit will be the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven world-known wonders of the ancient world. Here, your tourist guide will explain the importance of this magnificent site. Before heading back to Kusadasi, we will visit the Isabey Mosque. Once the tour is finished, and before heading to the Port, you will have some free time to visit shopping facilities.
Price for Ephesus Tours includes:
- – Pick-up & Drop-off at Port of Kusadasi
- – A/C private transportation
- – Professional guide
- – Entrance fees*
*Only for a sight in plan
DEPARTURE ON: Everyday
DURATION: approx 4-5 Hours
You will be met by your guide at the Port of Kusadasi where you will begin your Private Ephesus Tours.
First we will visit the House of Virgin Mary where it is believed that she arrived with Saint John 4-6 years after the death of Christ and where she spent her final days.
Following this we will make our way to the Ephesus which was one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient word. We will visit the Ephesus Ruins (Odeon, Temple of Hadrian, Roman Baths, Celcus Library and the Theatre which is still in use today for concerts and has an amazing capacity of 25,000, etc…). As we walk through this ancient site you will notice the streets paved with marble which gives a hint to this city’s great wealth many years ago.
Then we will visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world where your guide will explain to you the significance of this important site.
Before heading back to Kusadasi we will visit Isabey Mosque.
Once the tour has finished some free time for shopping facilities and you will be returned to the Port of Kusadasi.
Pick up & drop-off at Port of Kusadasi,
A/C private transportation,
Lunch & Drinks,
Any Gratuities for Guide & Driver
Ephesus Terrace Houses Note = Our private tours do not include the Terrace Houses but if you would like to visit and up to the availability of your time in Port you can do so. Ephesus Terrace Houses are located on the slopes of Bulbul Mountain, opposite the Hadrian Temple. Also called as “the houses of rich”, these houses were for the important and wealthy people of Ephesus, as only rich people could afford such houses. Terrace Houses is optional with USD 15.00 extra per person. Minimum required time is 30 minutes.