Daily Ephesus Tour From Istanbul

Ephesus , Turkey
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Daily Ephesus Tour From Istanbul

The Price :    20.00
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Duration :   1 Day
Start Location:   İstanbul

Highlights

  • Explore impressive Roman ruins
  • Walk through the largest outdoor theater in the world
  • See remains from the Temple of Artemis at the Archaeological Museum of Ephesus
  • Enjoy a traditional Turkish lunch
  • Visit the House of the Virgin Mary on Bulbul Mountain

Below you can find what’s to be visited during the tour;

Agora, Magnesia gate, The Odeon, Marble Street, Temple of Hadrian, The library of Celcus, The fountain of Trajan, Curettes Street, The Great Amphitheatre, The Home of Virgin Mary

 

Duration

We’ll pick you up from your hotel early in the morning at the specified time.

 

Background

Ephesus, once, the trade centre of the ancient world, a religious centre of the early Christianity is an important tourism centre in Turkey. It is located near the mouth of the Menderes River, in what is today West of Turkey, South of İzmir (Smyrna).

 

As a strategic coastal gateway to the Eastern World, this Ionian refuge grew to be the second largest city in the Roman Empire, the site of a Christian shrine, and one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Legend has it that the Virgin Mary, accompanied by St. Paul, came to Ephesus at the end of her life, 37 – 45 AD.

 

Renaissance church historians mentioned the trip, and it is said that local Christians venerated a small house near Ephesus as Mary’s. In 1967 Pope Paul VI. visited the site, where a chapel now stands, and confirmed the authenticity of the legend. Also the Basilica of St. John is located near Ephesus. St. John is said to have lived the last years of his life here and after his death, a shrine was located over his grave.

 

Ephesus , which is in UNESCO’s World Heritage List, is the best-preserved classical city on the Mediterranean, and perhaps the best place in the world to get the feeling for what life was like in Roman times.

 

Itinerary

We will meet at your hotel lobby and transfer you to Istanbul Airport for your flight to Izmir. Upon arrival to Izmir we will meet and depart for our Ephesus tour.

 

Begin your Ephesus group tour with a visit to The Temple of Artemis, which is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, and built in an area of Ephesus. Today one can only see the ruins of the foundations of this marvelous construction of the Hellenistic Age, entirely made of marble and full of sculptured columns’ capitals and shafts.

 

Your next visit is to the archeological site of world famous ancient Greco-Roman City of Ephesus. You will enter Ephesus 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 Odeon Theater, the Celsius Library, the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan and the Great Theater. The theater, which seats 24,000 spectators, is believed to be the site where St. Paul preached to the Ephesians; it is still used today for a local spring festivals and concerts.

 

After visiting this impressive site, you will break for lunch and then continue your tour with a visit of The House of Virgin Mary, which is considered a holy place for both Christians and Muslims alike. The House of the Virgin Mary is the official site recognized by the Vatican as the residence where the Virgin Mary spent her final days and it provides you with the opportunity to experience a special tranquility for prayer and meditation.

 

After the tour you be transferred to Izmir Airport for your flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival to Istanbul we will meet and transfer you to your hotel.

Places You’ll See :

What's Included

  • Domestic flights
  • Licenced Guide
  • Transportation in A/C vehicles

What's Excluded

  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping (Optional)

Activities

  • Easy Tracking
  • Group Tour
  • Historical Tour

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Why Book With Us?

  • As a well known Tourism Agency, we believe that there should not be any suprises for you whether it be your trips, accommodations or so forth.
  • Therefore, our team is extremely dedicated and here to make sure that your are well satisfied throughout your journey.

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