0 Review | 0.0/5
1.014 people looked this tour
Duration: 8 Hours
Regular or Private: Everyday
Tour Highlights: Ephesus Ancient City, House of Mather Mary, Archaeological Museum, St John Basilica, Temple of Artemis (Diana)
Description: Full Day Tour of Ancient world of Ephesus and around, covers the Ephesus ancient City, Artemis Temple, Virgin Mary House, Archaeological Museum, St. Basilica.
Tour starting from hotel or port with pick up service in Kusadasi, Selcuk. Drive to House of Virgin Mary includes scenic views of the Byzantine fortress in Selcuk and the Temple of Artemis. A long and winding road affords wonderful views of the valley en route to the shrine of St. Mary. The diminutive house beautifully situated in the Solmissos Mountains, is considered by the vatican to be the final resting palace of the Virgin Mary.
Continue to Ancient City of Ephesus, where you will pass through the arched Magnesia Gate and begin a slow, downhill walk to the ruins of the Roman provincial capital. Your knowledgeable guide will highlights such sights as the beautifully preserved Temple of Hadrian, the magnificent Trajan Fountain, the Odeon Theater, once used for both political and entertaiment purposes and the beautiful Celsus Library with its improsing facade and two story Corinthian-style columns. The dramatic Great Theater is one of the few structures still used today. It seats twenty-five thousand and although it was once an arena for gladiator games. It is now home to annual spring festivals.
The Basilica of St. John is still a majestic sight to behold, emong the remains large columns, frescos and mosaics still stand paying homage to the monumental basilica built during Emperor Justinian's reign. The structure was created in the shape of a cross and covered with six individual domes, the sentral one of which is thouht to lie directly above the burial stie of St. John.
Ephesus Museum, home of some of the most extraordinary antiquities in theworld. Unlike a traditional museum, the artifacts are not displayed in chronological order, but rather in a series of themed rooms and courtyards. There is much variation in the collection and the famous statue of Artemis, Goddess of Fertility is housed within its walls at the end wee will have demostration to see how the Turkish Carperts are made by hand.
Guests must be able to walk approximately 1.5 miles over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, inclines and 10 - 30 steps. Comfortable shoes. a hot and plenty of sunscreen are recommended as shade is limited the order of the tour itinerary may very in order to avoid congestion. Guests should wach their step at all times in order to avoid injuries.
Tour price Includes;
From / to Hotel and Airport Trasfers
Professional Ephesus speaking officel Tour Guide
Entrance fees to the various stes
Air Conditioned non-smoking vehicles.
Tour price does not iclude;
Tips to Driver and Guide
Anythen unless specified beeing included