The ancient city of Ephesus, where it lays the Greco-Roman world at your feet and gets back in motion. As the capital of Roman Asia Minor, Ephesus trembled with its 250,000 inhabitants. Here lived, sailors, traders and pilgrims to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Ephesus remained as the fourth-largest city in the Roman Empire, after Rome, Alexandria and Antioch. And now it remains as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Tour Style : Small Group Tour & Family Friendly & Optionally Private
Duration : Full-Day
Departures : All year round
Price : €105
Included :Transfer to/from hotel, entrance fees, professional English-speaking guide, lunch.
Highlights : Temple of Artemis, House of the Virgin Mary, Great Theatre of Ephesus.
Your tour of Ephesus and Virgin Mary’s House will begin with an early morning flight from Istanbul to Izmir airport. Upon arrival at the airport you will be transferred to Kuşadası where you will meet your professional tour guide to begin your full day small group tour.
On this tour you will visit:
You will enter through the Magnesia Gate and begin a slow, downhill walk with your guide into the ruins of this Roman provincial capital. Your route takes you past the Odeum, the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Emperor Trajan and the Great Theater of Ephesus. The Theater had seating for 25,000, was the site where St. Paul preached to the people of Ephesus, and is used today for a local spring festival.
- Temple of Artemis: The Temple of Artemis is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the antique world. It has been built in the areas of Ephesus on a flat area which has over the centuries turned into a swamp.
- House of Virgin Mary: It is the place where Mary may have spent her last days. Indeed, she may have come in the area together with Saint John.
- Great Theatre of Ephesus: The name theatre derrives from the Greek word of “theatron” which means “the place to observe.” This is the place where St. John cried out “Great is Artemis of Ephesians!“
At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to the Izmir Airport (ADB) for an evening flight back to Istanbul.
On your arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
What is excluded?
- Please note that airfare is not included.