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Kusadasi: Ephesus, House of Mary & Artemis Temple with Lunch

1. Kusadasi: Ephesus, House of Mary & Artemis Temple with Lunch

According to your tour pickup time, meet with your guide and start your day. First, visit the House of Virgin Mary. Located 6 km to the north of the ruins of Ephesus, this church was built in 6C AD on top of the foundations of a house from 1C AD. Next check out Ephesus, an archeological treasure and the best preserved classical city in the Eastern Mediterranean. During 1C AD, Ephesus was the second largest city on the planet after Rome with more than 250.000 citizens. It was in the center of the known world and played the role of a gateway between the East and the West. With its giant harbor, it was also the center of trading in antiquity. It is also home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Temple of Artemis. Walking on the ancient streets among the beautiful monuments such as the third largest library of the ancient world or the largest roman theatre on the Asia continent gives you the feeling of a time traveler. After lunch, continue to the Temple of Artemis. Its ancient cult dedicated to Artemis was famous in antiquity and made Ephesus a much-visited pilgrimage place. At the end of the tour, head back to your hotel or the port.

From Izmir: Ephesus Guided Day Trip with Transfer & Lunch

2. From Izmir: Ephesus Guided Day Trip with Transfer & Lunch

Pick-Up: The Izmir Ephesus Tour is scheduled to start during the morning. A modern and comfortable bus will pick you up from your hotel in Izmir or from İzmir Airport and drive you towards Ephesus. The road trip will be approximately one hour. Our Guides: During your excursion, you will be accompanied by a professional tour guide who will be in charge to assist you. The experienced guide will also be in charge to explain everything you need to know in every stop of your journey. Ephesus Tour: The ancient city of Ephesus forms one of the most important and popular attractions in Turkey. It hosts a number of important monuments from the Hellenistic and Roman periods. These monuments include, among others, the Hadrian Temple, the Library of Celsius, the Grand Theatre, the Roman Baths, the Agora and the Latrina. Ephesus is also home to the infamous Temple of Artemis. As you will be touring around the ancient city, the guide will provide important information for every monument. House of Virgin Mary: At a close distance from the ancient city of Ephesus, there is another place of interest which is the House of Virgin Mary. Surrounded by a quiet and beautiful landscape, this house was chosen by Virgin Mary to spend her last days there with St. John. This location has enormous interest for the Christian population. Take a chance to admire nature and observe the spectacular setting while you are there. Lunch: Izmir Ephesus Tour continues with a lunch break at a local restaurant in the area. Relax and enjoy a tasteful open buffet with a variety of choices. Temple Of Artemis: The ancient city of Ephesus is mostly known for hosting the Temple of Artemis. This temple is listed among the 7 wonders of the ancient world due to its impressive size, design and importance for the area. It was constructed during the Hellenistic period and nowadays, visitors are able to observe and tour around the ruins of the temple.

From Istanbul: Ephesus & Şirince Day Trip w/ Wine Tasting

3. From Istanbul: Ephesus & Şirince Day Trip w/ Wine Tasting

Spend the day exploring the most memorable places in Ephesus and Şirince on this guided full-day tour from Istanbul, lunch included. Visit the House of Virgin Mary, see the Temple of Artemis, and taste local wine at a vineyard. Enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from Istanbul. Start your trip by getting picked up from your hotel in Istanbul and transferred to the Istanbul Airport for your flight from Istanbul to Izmir. Upon arrival at Izmir Airport, meet your driver to head to Ephesus to start the tour. First, stop at the House of Virgin Mary, the place where Mary may have spent her last days. This place was officially declared a shrine of the Roman Catholic Church in 1986, and since then it has become a popular place of pilgrimage. The visit to the House of Virgin Mary takes about 45 minutes. After, take a 5-minute drive to Ephesus to continue the tour. Ephesus is an exceptional testimony to the cultural traditions of the Hellenistic, Roman Imperial, and early Christian periods. The city is an important site for Christianity as one of the Seven Churches of Revelation. Walk along the city’s marble streets accompanied by a tour guide. See the Ephesus Odeon, Ephesus Prytaneion, State Agora, Memmius Monument, Temple of Domitian, Hercules Gate, Curetes Street, Temple of Hadrian, and Ephesus Latrines. Next, optionally visit The Private House (so-called “Terrace Houses” brothel). Afterward, carry on to the Celsus Library, Marble Road, Commercial Agora, the great theater, and Arcadian Street (Harbor Road). Later, head to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Get a chance to take memorable photos of the Church of St. John and İsa Bey Mosque. Before the end of the tour, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Afterward, head to Şirince, an old village of Rûm (Byzantine Greeks) situated on the hills of Selçuk, 7 km from Ephesus. The village is popular for beautiful traditional houses and fruit-flavored wine production. Complete your experience with free time for a wine tasting. At the end of your trip, get transferred back to the airport for your flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival in Istanbul, a driver will pick you up at the airport and transfer you back to your hotel in the evening.

Full Day Private or Small Group Ephesus Tour FOR CRUISE

4. Full Day Private or Small Group Ephesus Tour FOR CRUISE

The Best of Ephesus Tour is a comprehensive, full-day excursion to the ancient city of Ephesus, located in Turkey. The tour offers an opportunity to explore and discover the rich history and culture of one of the most well-preserved classical cities in the world. During the tour, you will visit several important sites including the Library of Celsius, Hadrian's Temple, the Fountains of Trajan, the Temples of Hadrian and Domitian, the Terrace Houses, the House of the Virgin Mary, and the Basilica of St. John. You will be guided by a professional and knowledgeable tour guide who will provide detailed explanations and historical context for each site. The tour offers a unique and immersive experience that brings the history and culture of Ephesus to life, making it an unforgettable and enriching adventure for anyone interested in ancient civilizations, history, and archaeology.

Kusadasi or Selcuk: Highlights of Ephesus - Small Group Tour

5. Kusadasi or Selcuk: Highlights of Ephesus - Small Group Tour

The tour starts with your pick-up from your hotel in Kusadasi. The pick-up in Kusadasi starts at 08:30 am, and the pick-up in Selcuk starts at 09:00 am. After all the participants of the tour meet up; the discovery of Ephesus starts with the House of the Virgin Mary. The House of the Virgin Mary is the place where Mary may have spent her last days. Indeed, she may have come to this area together with Saint John. This place was officially declared a shrine of the Roman Catholic Church in 1986, and since then it has become a popular place of pilgrimage. Pope Paul VI visited the shrine in 1967. The visit to the House (church) takes about 1 hour and after our visit there will be a 10 min drive to Ephesus. Ephesus is an exceptional testimony to the cultural traditions of the Hellenistic, Roman Imperial, and early Christian periods. Ephesus is an important site for Christianity; being one of the seven Churches of Revelation Apostle Paul probably spent two and half years in Ephesus during his third missionary journey. In two hours, you will be exploring the city by walking on the marble streets, accompanied by our English-speaking tour guide. On our tour, we will be seeing the Odeon, state agora, the Prytaneion, the Memmius monument, the Domatian temple, Hercules Gate, curates street, the Hadrian temple, and the Latriens. The visit to the private houses (So-called ‘Terrace Houses’) is an optional visit for an extra 320 ₺/ per person and your guide should be informed beforehand. After the terrace houses, we will carry on with our exploration of the Celsus library, marble road, commercial Agora, great theatre, and Arcadiane (harbor road). A nice lunch will be served in a quaint local restaurant. After lunch, we will visit the temple of Artemis, one of the 'seven world wonders' of antiquity. Here, there will be a good chance to take gorgeous pictures of the church of St.John and the Mosque of İsa Bey. Sirince is an old village of ‘the Byzantine Greeks situated on the hills of Selcuk and 9 km from Ephesus. As part of the peace pact after the Turkish national war (1919-1922), a formal exchange of Turkish and Greeks, was agreed upon and Sirince is inhabited by Turkish now. The village is popular for beautiful traditional houses and fruit-flavored wine production, and you will have free time for some wine tasting. Our daily tour will be finalized around 4:30 pm and you will be brought back to your hotels.

From Istanbul: Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary Day Trip

6. From Istanbul: Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary Day Trip

After being picked up between 5AMand 5.30AM from your hotel in Istanbul, you will be driven to the airport where you will catch a flight to Izmir. Meet your private guide in Izmir and make your first visit to House of Virgin Mary, a small house in the Solmissos Mountains which is recognized as the final resting place of the Virgin Mary. See the small shrine dedicated to St. Mary which was found when the ruins of the house were first discovered. Continue your tour to the ancient city of Ephesus. Visit the Fountains of Trojan, Polio, The Temples of Hadrian and Domitian, the Library of Celsius, and the Great Theatre. After this make a stop for a traditional Turkish lunch. Visit a leather shop and continue to Isa Bey Mosque, one of the most delicate examples of Seljukian architecture, situated below the basilica of Saint John. To conclude your tour, stop at the Temple of Artemis, first built during the Archaic period and considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Afterwards, drive back to Izmir airport to make your flight back to Istanbul. Our Istanbul team will met you at the Istanbul airport and transfer you to your hotel in Istanbul.

Drive by Ephesus&Ancient wonders(NO walking&NO hidden costs)

7. Drive by Ephesus&Ancient wonders(NO walking&NO hidden costs)

Enjoy a tour to the Ephesus region that avoids the crowds and the heat. This tour is designed for guests who want to explore the Ephesus region in the most comfortable way, people with walking problems, for families with children, and who want to see and experience the handicrafts specific to the region. According to your pick-up time, meet your guide and drive to the Ephesus region. Along the way, get information from your expert local guide about the history of Ephesus, civilizations, Christian history of the region, culture, and crafts. See the theater of Ephesus from a distance and learn how the port city was moved away from the sea by alluviums and lost its importance. See the Odeon theater and the Gate of Hercules from a distance, which are among the most important symbols of the city, and get an explanation from the guide covering the most magnificent periods of the city. Discover the history of pottery, the benefits it brought to the region, and how it is made in the oldest pottery production center of the region. You can even paint your own ceramics with local masters. See the basilica built in the name of St John, who spread Christianity to the region, and Isa Bey mosque. It is one of the oldest and most spectacular works of Turkish architectural history from the Anatolian Principalities period. Visit The Temple of Artemis which is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient world. From this point, see the old Selcuk houses and Isa Bey mosque and see St. John's Basilica from a different perspective. Visit the oldest carpet village in the region. Learn the history of Turkish carpets, and the messages contained in the patterns, and experience how they are made. At the end of your tour, which left you with very good impressions, you will be dropped off at the point where you were picked up. Route of the trıp: The tour route will offer you a visual feast. Along the route, you will see the Okuz Mehmet Pasha caravanserai, Europe's largest water park, colorful fruit fields, and historical Seljuk houses and madrassas.

Skip-The-Line: Ancient Ephesus, Terrace Houses Shore Ex

8. Skip-The-Line: Ancient Ephesus, Terrace Houses Shore Ex

This is a flexible private tour that you are able to customize. It is up to you to modify the itinerary according to your personal preferences, even during the tour. The most important places in the region to visit are;  Ancient Ephesus which is the best preserved classical city in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Great Theatre where St Paul preached against the Pegans and Gladiators once engaged in battle, the largest Open-Air Museum in Turkey and the Library of Celsus which has been remarkably restored and is probably the most photographed place in Ephesus. Also, you might want to see the Odeon Temple, the Fountain of Trajan, the Temple of Hadrian, the stream baths of Scholastic, Marble road, Agora, or the Temple of Domitian. Visit Terrace houses from the time of Augustus, these dwellings of wealthy Ephesians were decorated with beautiful frescoes and mosaics.

From izmir: Ephesus and Virgin Mary House Guided Day Trip

9. From izmir: Ephesus and Virgin Mary House Guided Day Trip

Places to visit Ephesus Ancient City - Virgin Mary House - St. John Basilica - Isa Bey Mosque - Artemis Temple. Ephesus was an ancient Greco-Roman city From Izmir on the coast of Ionia, three kilometers southwest of present-day Selçuk in the province of Izmir, Turkey. Ephesus is the best-preserved Roman city in the Mediterranean region, and one of Turkey's top sights. Considered to be one of the most spectacular open-air museums in Turkey, Ephesus is a must-see on any visit to Turkey. If you want to visit a place where you can really get a feel for what life was like 2000 years ago during the glory-days of Greece and Rome, Ephesus is the place. In terms of ruins, it's better than Rome itself. Ephesus Tour includes the ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus Tour From Izmir Airport which are on the UNESCO World Heritage List and the list of tourist attractions in Turkey. Besides the grandness of this Roman heritage, you will visit the House of Virgin Mary where she is said to have spent the last days of her life. And last but not least, you will head towards one of Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: Temple of Artemis.Temple of Artemis, which was built next to Ephesus. This glorious temple was known as one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. You will be able to visualize the remains of this great temple, which was rebuilt by Alexander the Great. Today all that remains of 127 original columns plus countless frescoes and statues is a teetering pillar and some foundation fragments. Isabey Mosque, a great example of Anatolian religious architecture from the medieval period. Basilica of St. John In Christian tradition, St. John the Apostle came to Ephesus after St. Paul and ministered to the Ephesians. The vast Basilica of St. John, built by the sixth-century emperor Justinian, houses a fourth-century tomb that drew pilgrims from across Europe in search of miracles. It is still one of the world’s largest cathedrals today.

From Istanbul: 2-Day Ephesus & Pamukkale Tour by Bus

10. From Istanbul: 2-Day Ephesus & Pamukkale Tour by Bus

Enjoy a whirlwind tour of Ephesus and Pamukkale on a 2-day trip from Istanbul. Travel by overnight bus on a 10-hour journey and then spend 2 full days exploring the region. Visit the Temple of Artemis and the Virgin Mary's home. After a night in 3-star accommodations, wake up and travel to Hierapolis to see its necropolis and other ruins. Then visit the thermal springs of Pamukkale, before beginning your return trip to Istanbul. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Istanbul - Selcuk - Ephesus - Kusadasi (Meals: L) Upon your arrival in Ephesus, you will be met at the bus station and transferred to Selcuk for a tour of the ancient city of Ephesus. Visit the former site of the Temple of Artemis (Diana), one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, then stop for lunch. After, stop at the house of the Virgin Mary, where she spent the last years of her life, and then continue on to see Isa Bey Mosque. In the afternoon, you will be taken back to your accommodation in Kusadasi, where you will have free time. Day 2: Kusadasi - Hierapolis-Pamukkale - Istanbul (Meals: B, L) In the morning, travel to Hierapolis-Pamukkale, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop on the way at a 4-star hotel for lunch and swimming in thermal waters. See the ancient city of Hierapolis, formerly a home to baths and location of a well-preserved necropolis. Then spend time in Pamukkale, a center of natural thermal spring waters with healing properties. Finally, return to your hotel to gather your belongings before heading on the overnight bus back to Istanbul.

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Kusadasi: Ephesus, House of Mary & Artemis Temple with Lunch

Kusadasi: Ephesus, House of Mary & Artemis Temple with Lunch

According to your tour pickup time, meet with your guide and start your day. First, visit the House of Virgin Mary. Located 6 km to the north of the ruins of Ephesus, this church was built in 6C AD on top of the foundations of a house from 1C AD. Next check out Ephesus, an archeological treasure and the best preserved classical city in the Eastern Mediterranean. During 1C AD, Ephesus was the second largest city on the planet after Rome with more than 250.000 citizens. It was in the center of the known world and played the role of a gateway between the East and the West. With its giant harbor, it was also the center of trading in antiquity. It is also home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Temple of Artemis. Walking on the ancient streets among the beautiful monuments such as the third largest library of the ancient world or the largest roman theatre on the Asia continent gives you the feeling of a time traveler. After lunch, continue to the Temple of Artemis. Its ancient cult dedicated to Artemis was famous in antiquity and made Ephesus a much-visited pilgrimage place. At the end of the tour, head back to your hotel or the port.

From Izmir: Ephesus Guided Day Trip with Transfer & Lunch

From Izmir: Ephesus Guided Day Trip with Transfer & Lunch

Pick-Up: The Izmir Ephesus Tour is scheduled to start during the morning. A modern and comfortable bus will pick you up from your hotel in Izmir or from İzmir Airport and drive you towards Ephesus. The road trip will be approximately one hour. Our Guides: During your excursion, you will be accompanied by a professional tour guide who will be in charge to assist you. The experienced guide will also be in charge to explain everything you need to know in every stop of your journey. Ephesus Tour: The ancient city of Ephesus forms one of the most important and popular attractions in Turkey. It hosts a number of important monuments from the Hellenistic and Roman periods. These monuments include, among others, the Hadrian Temple, the Library of Celsius, the Grand Theatre, the Roman Baths, the Agora and the Latrina. Ephesus is also home to the infamous Temple of Artemis. As you will be touring around the ancient city, the guide will provide important information for every monument. House of Virgin Mary: At a close distance from the ancient city of Ephesus, there is another place of interest which is the House of Virgin Mary. Surrounded by a quiet and beautiful landscape, this house was chosen by Virgin Mary to spend her last days there with St. John. This location has enormous interest for the Christian population. Take a chance to admire nature and observe the spectacular setting while you are there. Lunch: Izmir Ephesus Tour continues with a lunch break at a local restaurant in the area. Relax and enjoy a tasteful open buffet with a variety of choices. Temple Of Artemis: The ancient city of Ephesus is mostly known for hosting the Temple of Artemis. This temple is listed among the 7 wonders of the ancient world due to its impressive size, design and importance for the area. It was constructed during the Hellenistic period and nowadays, visitors are able to observe and tour around the ruins of the temple.

From Istanbul: Ephesus & Şirince Day Trip w/ Wine Tasting

From Istanbul: Ephesus & Şirince Day Trip w/ Wine Tasting

Spend the day exploring the most memorable places in Ephesus and Şirince on this guided full-day tour from Istanbul, lunch included. Visit the House of Virgin Mary, see the Temple of Artemis, and taste local wine at a vineyard. Enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from Istanbul. Start your trip by getting picked up from your hotel in Istanbul and transferred to the Istanbul Airport for your flight from Istanbul to Izmir. Upon arrival at Izmir Airport, meet your driver to head to Ephesus to start the tour. First, stop at the House of Virgin Mary, the place where Mary may have spent her last days. This place was officially declared a shrine of the Roman Catholic Church in 1986, and since then it has become a popular place of pilgrimage. The visit to the House of Virgin Mary takes about 45 minutes. After, take a 5-minute drive to Ephesus to continue the tour. Ephesus is an exceptional testimony to the cultural traditions of the Hellenistic, Roman Imperial, and early Christian periods. The city is an important site for Christianity as one of the Seven Churches of Revelation. Walk along the city’s marble streets accompanied by a tour guide. See the Ephesus Odeon, Ephesus Prytaneion, State Agora, Memmius Monument, Temple of Domitian, Hercules Gate, Curetes Street, Temple of Hadrian, and Ephesus Latrines. Next, optionally visit The Private House (so-called “Terrace Houses” brothel). Afterward, carry on to the Celsus Library, Marble Road, Commercial Agora, the great theater, and Arcadian Street (Harbor Road). Later, head to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Get a chance to take memorable photos of the Church of St. John and İsa Bey Mosque. Before the end of the tour, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Afterward, head to Şirince, an old village of Rûm (Byzantine Greeks) situated on the hills of Selçuk, 7 km from Ephesus. The village is popular for beautiful traditional houses and fruit-flavored wine production. Complete your experience with free time for a wine tasting. At the end of your trip, get transferred back to the airport for your flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival in Istanbul, a driver will pick you up at the airport and transfer you back to your hotel in the evening.

Full Day Private or Small Group Ephesus Tour FOR CRUISE

Full Day Private or Small Group Ephesus Tour FOR CRUISE

The Best of Ephesus Tour is a comprehensive, full-day excursion to the ancient city of Ephesus, located in Turkey. The tour offers an opportunity to explore and discover the rich history and culture of one of the most well-preserved classical cities in the world. During the tour, you will visit several important sites including the Library of Celsius, Hadrian's Temple, the Fountains of Trajan, the Temples of Hadrian and Domitian, the Terrace Houses, the House of the Virgin Mary, and the Basilica of St. John. You will be guided by a professional and knowledgeable tour guide who will provide detailed explanations and historical context for each site. The tour offers a unique and immersive experience that brings the history and culture of Ephesus to life, making it an unforgettable and enriching adventure for anyone interested in ancient civilizations, history, and archaeology.

Kusadasi or Selcuk: Highlights of Ephesus - Small Group Tour

Kusadasi or Selcuk: Highlights of Ephesus - Small Group Tour

The tour starts with your pick-up from your hotel in Kusadasi. The pick-up in Kusadasi starts at 08:30 am, and the pick-up in Selcuk starts at 09:00 am. After all the participants of the tour meet up; the discovery of Ephesus starts with the House of the Virgin Mary. The House of the Virgin Mary is the place where Mary may have spent her last days. Indeed, she may have come to this area together with Saint John. This place was officially declared a shrine of the Roman Catholic Church in 1986, and since then it has become a popular place of pilgrimage. Pope Paul VI visited the shrine in 1967. The visit to the House (church) takes about 1 hour and after our visit there will be a 10 min drive to Ephesus. Ephesus is an exceptional testimony to the cultural traditions of the Hellenistic, Roman Imperial, and early Christian periods. Ephesus is an important site for Christianity; being one of the seven Churches of Revelation Apostle Paul probably spent two and half years in Ephesus during his third missionary journey. In two hours, you will be exploring the city by walking on the marble streets, accompanied by our English-speaking tour guide. On our tour, we will be seeing the Odeon, state agora, the Prytaneion, the Memmius monument, the Domatian temple, Hercules Gate, curates street, the Hadrian temple, and the Latriens. The visit to the private houses (So-called ‘Terrace Houses’) is an optional visit for an extra 320 ₺/ per person and your guide should be informed beforehand. After the terrace houses, we will carry on with our exploration of the Celsus library, marble road, commercial Agora, great theatre, and Arcadiane (harbor road). A nice lunch will be served in a quaint local restaurant. After lunch, we will visit the temple of Artemis, one of the 'seven world wonders' of antiquity. Here, there will be a good chance to take gorgeous pictures of the church of St.John and the Mosque of İsa Bey. Sirince is an old village of ‘the Byzantine Greeks situated on the hills of Selcuk and 9 km from Ephesus. As part of the peace pact after the Turkish national war (1919-1922), a formal exchange of Turkish and Greeks, was agreed upon and Sirince is inhabited by Turkish now. The village is popular for beautiful traditional houses and fruit-flavored wine production, and you will have free time for some wine tasting. Our daily tour will be finalized around 4:30 pm and you will be brought back to your hotels.

From Istanbul: Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary Day Trip

From Istanbul: Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary Day Trip

After being picked up between 5AMand 5.30AM from your hotel in Istanbul, you will be driven to the airport where you will catch a flight to Izmir. Meet your private guide in Izmir and make your first visit to House of Virgin Mary, a small house in the Solmissos Mountains which is recognized as the final resting place of the Virgin Mary. See the small shrine dedicated to St. Mary which was found when the ruins of the house were first discovered. Continue your tour to the ancient city of Ephesus. Visit the Fountains of Trojan, Polio, The Temples of Hadrian and Domitian, the Library of Celsius, and the Great Theatre. After this make a stop for a traditional Turkish lunch. Visit a leather shop and continue to Isa Bey Mosque, one of the most delicate examples of Seljukian architecture, situated below the basilica of Saint John. To conclude your tour, stop at the Temple of Artemis, first built during the Archaic period and considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Afterwards, drive back to Izmir airport to make your flight back to Istanbul. Our Istanbul team will met you at the Istanbul airport and transfer you to your hotel in Istanbul.

Drive by Ephesus&Ancient wonders(NO walking&NO hidden costs)

Drive by Ephesus&Ancient wonders(NO walking&NO hidden costs)

Enjoy a tour to the Ephesus region that avoids the crowds and the heat. This tour is designed for guests who want to explore the Ephesus region in the most comfortable way, people with walking problems, for families with children, and who want to see and experience the handicrafts specific to the region. According to your pick-up time, meet your guide and drive to the Ephesus region. Along the way, get information from your expert local guide about the history of Ephesus, civilizations, Christian history of the region, culture, and crafts. See the theater of Ephesus from a distance and learn how the port city was moved away from the sea by alluviums and lost its importance. See the Odeon theater and the Gate of Hercules from a distance, which are among the most important symbols of the city, and get an explanation from the guide covering the most magnificent periods of the city. Discover the history of pottery, the benefits it brought to the region, and how it is made in the oldest pottery production center of the region. You can even paint your own ceramics with local masters. See the basilica built in the name of St John, who spread Christianity to the region, and Isa Bey mosque. It is one of the oldest and most spectacular works of Turkish architectural history from the Anatolian Principalities period. Visit The Temple of Artemis which is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient world. From this point, see the old Selcuk houses and Isa Bey mosque and see St. John's Basilica from a different perspective. Visit the oldest carpet village in the region. Learn the history of Turkish carpets, and the messages contained in the patterns, and experience how they are made. At the end of your tour, which left you with very good impressions, you will be dropped off at the point where you were picked up. Route of the trıp: The tour route will offer you a visual feast. Along the route, you will see the Okuz Mehmet Pasha caravanserai, Europe's largest water park, colorful fruit fields, and historical Seljuk houses and madrassas.

Skip-The-Line: Ancient Ephesus, Terrace Houses Shore Ex

Skip-The-Line: Ancient Ephesus, Terrace Houses Shore Ex

This is a flexible private tour that you are able to customize. It is up to you to modify the itinerary according to your personal preferences, even during the tour. The most important places in the region to visit are;  Ancient Ephesus which is the best preserved classical city in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Great Theatre where St Paul preached against the Pegans and Gladiators once engaged in battle, the largest Open-Air Museum in Turkey and the Library of Celsus which has been remarkably restored and is probably the most photographed place in Ephesus. Also, you might want to see the Odeon Temple, the Fountain of Trajan, the Temple of Hadrian, the stream baths of Scholastic, Marble road, Agora, or the Temple of Domitian. Visit Terrace houses from the time of Augustus, these dwellings of wealthy Ephesians were decorated with beautiful frescoes and mosaics.

From izmir: Ephesus and Virgin Mary House Guided Day Trip

From izmir: Ephesus and Virgin Mary House Guided Day Trip

Places to visit Ephesus Ancient City - Virgin Mary House - St. John Basilica - Isa Bey Mosque - Artemis Temple. Ephesus was an ancient Greco-Roman city From Izmir on the coast of Ionia, three kilometers southwest of present-day Selçuk in the province of Izmir, Turkey. Ephesus is the best-preserved Roman city in the Mediterranean region, and one of Turkey's top sights. Considered to be one of the most spectacular open-air museums in Turkey, Ephesus is a must-see on any visit to Turkey. If you want to visit a place where you can really get a feel for what life was like 2000 years ago during the glory-days of Greece and Rome, Ephesus is the place. In terms of ruins, it's better than Rome itself. Ephesus Tour includes the ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus Tour From Izmir Airport which are on the UNESCO World Heritage List and the list of tourist attractions in Turkey. Besides the grandness of this Roman heritage, you will visit the House of Virgin Mary where she is said to have spent the last days of her life. And last but not least, you will head towards one of Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: Temple of Artemis.Temple of Artemis, which was built next to Ephesus. This glorious temple was known as one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. You will be able to visualize the remains of this great temple, which was rebuilt by Alexander the Great. Today all that remains of 127 original columns plus countless frescoes and statues is a teetering pillar and some foundation fragments. Isabey Mosque, a great example of Anatolian religious architecture from the medieval period. Basilica of St. John In Christian tradition, St. John the Apostle came to Ephesus after St. Paul and ministered to the Ephesians. The vast Basilica of St. John, built by the sixth-century emperor Justinian, houses a fourth-century tomb that drew pilgrims from across Europe in search of miracles. It is still one of the world’s largest cathedrals today.

From Istanbul: 2-Day Ephesus & Pamukkale Tour by Bus

From Istanbul: 2-Day Ephesus & Pamukkale Tour by Bus

Enjoy a whirlwind tour of Ephesus and Pamukkale on a 2-day trip from Istanbul. Travel by overnight bus on a 10-hour journey and then spend 2 full days exploring the region. Visit the Temple of Artemis and the Virgin Mary's home. After a night in 3-star accommodations, wake up and travel to Hierapolis to see its necropolis and other ruins. Then visit the thermal springs of Pamukkale, before beginning your return trip to Istanbul. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Istanbul - Selcuk - Ephesus - Kusadasi (Meals: L) Upon your arrival in Ephesus, you will be met at the bus station and transferred to Selcuk for a tour of the ancient city of Ephesus. Visit the former site of the Temple of Artemis (Diana), one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, then stop for lunch. After, stop at the house of the Virgin Mary, where she spent the last years of her life, and then continue on to see Isa Bey Mosque. In the afternoon, you will be taken back to your accommodation in Kusadasi, where you will have free time. Day 2: Kusadasi - Hierapolis-Pamukkale - Istanbul (Meals: B, L) In the morning, travel to Hierapolis-Pamukkale, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop on the way at a 4-star hotel for lunch and swimming in thermal waters. See the ancient city of Hierapolis, formerly a home to baths and location of a well-preserved necropolis. Then spend time in Pamukkale, a center of natural thermal spring waters with healing properties. Finally, return to your hotel to gather your belongings before heading on the overnight bus back to Istanbul.

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It was a wonderful tour. Zeynap is a super friendly and very professional tour guide. The best we've ever had. We would do a tour with her again anytime and will definitely recommend her. The organization and contact before the tour was unique.

Really convenient and enjoyable way of fitting in Ephesus to a shortish trip to Istanbul. Our tour guide was excellent. We also got to see a carpet weaving school where beautiful Turkishes rugs are made.

The guide was great and transportation reliable and comfortable. Very friendly guide, good way to see Ephesus on a day trip from Istanbul.

Great trip. Amazing guide Ata,he was very knowledgeable. Thank you for a great experience. I strongly recommend this tour.

Excellent trip. Barboros was so friendly and extremely knowledgeable and impressive.