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From Kusadasi: Ephesus, House of Mary & Artemis Temple Tour

1. From Kusadasi: Ephesus, House of Mary & Artemis Temple Tour

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. Isabey Mosque: The full day trip to Ephesus continues with a visit to Isabey Mosque. The mosque demonstrates an interesting character due to its majestic Seljukian architecture. The guide will explain everything you need to know about the mosque and its interior design. Sirince Village: The last stop of your excursion will be at the Sirince Village. This village is known as a great example of mixed Greek and Turkish culture. Walking around the village is a great opportunity to observe houses with Greek architecture, churches and explore the shops that are selling handcrafts of all types. As this is your last stop, the bus will continue on its way back. After one hour, you will arrive at your hotel. This day trip to Ephesus will be a memorable experience in your holidays.

From Kusadasi: Full Day Private or Small Group Ephesus Tour

3. From Kusadasi: Full Day Private or Small Group Ephesus Tour

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.

From Istanbul: 1-Day Ephesus Tour with Virgin Mary House

4. From Istanbul: 1-Day Ephesus Tour with Virgin Mary House

After pickup from your Istanbul hotel or Airbnb in Istanbul (which can be informed us by you after booking), transfer to the airport and relax during your short flight to Izmir. Upon your arrival at the airport in Izmir, our guide will meet you and drive you to Selcuk, a small town located just a few kilometers from the ancient city of Ephesus. You'll start your tour at the ancient city's main entrance, the Magnesia Gate, and explore the highlights of the site, including the Odeon, the Fountain of Trajan, the Terrace Houses, the Library of Celsus, and the Great Theatre. Our guide will provide you with a wealth of historical and cultural information about the city, its architecture, and its significance in the ancient world. Continue to the Church of the Virgin Mary. According to Christian tradition, Mary was brought to Ephesus by the Apostle John after the Resurrection of Christ. The church was erected on the foundation of the house where she spent her final days, as authenticated by Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II. Next stop will be the Temple of Artemis (Diana), one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. Today there are only a series of columns and scattered ruins of this marvelous Hellenistic construction, though the grandeur of the colossal structure once exceeded that of the Parthenon. End of the tour you will be transferred to our office in Selcuk before you leave to Izmir airport to fly back Istanbul, you have chance to visit Basilica of St. John by yourself. You will be transferred to Izmir airport to fly back to Istanbul. After arriving transfer to your hotel or Airbnb in Istanbul. End of Service.

Ephesus: Full-Day Archeological Site Tour with Lunch

5. Ephesus: Full-Day Archeological Site Tour with Lunch

Discover the wonders of the archaeological site of Ephesus on a tour that is sure to be a highlight of your visit to Turkey. You’ll begin the full-day tour with a visit to Isa Bey Mosque, one of the most spectacular examples of Anatolian architecture. Head into the ancient city of Ephesus, and take a guided walk to the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, and the Trajan Fountain. Explore the historical marble street, and stop at the Great Theater, where St. Paul preached. Lunch will be an open buffet at a local Turkish restaurant. Afterwards you’ll visit a carpet cooperative to see how the Turkish carpets are made by hand. See the shrine of the Virgin Mary, at the site where it is believed she lived her final years. In the late afternoon you’ll visit the Temple Of Artemis (Diana), on the site of one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World.

From Kusadasi: Highlights of Ephesus - Small Group Tour

6. From Kusadasi: 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 170 ₺/ 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.

Ancient Ephesus, Terrace Houses Shore Ex (Skip-The-Line)

7. Ancient Ephesus, Terrace Houses Shore Ex (Skip-The-Line)

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.

Selcuk: Full-Day Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary Tour

8. Selcuk: Full-Day Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary Tour

Following a pickup from your hotel in Selcuk, enjoy a short drive to Ephesus in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan. Start by visiting the extensive ruins in the ancient city. Admire the fascinating ancient structures surrounding you, including the spectacular Temple of Hadrian, the stunning facade of the Library of Celsus, and the vast Great Theater.     Continue the tour to the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Then, stop by the house of Virgin Mary, a popular place of pilgrimage for Catholics, where it is believed the Virgin Mary spent the remainder of her life. Located on top of Bulbul Mountain, it offers visitors a panoramic view of the town.   Finally, explore the Isa Bey Mosque and marvel at its crown-like doors, a jewel of Seljukian architecture combined with decorative elements from the Ottoman Empire.

From Izmir: Ephesus and Virgin Mary House Private Day Trip

9. From Izmir: Ephesus and Virgin Mary House Private 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 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.

16 days Private South Turkey tour from Istanbul

10. 16 days Private South Turkey tour from Istanbul

Gallipoli: Gallipoli Battlefield Areas Troy: Troy Ancient City Ephesus: Ephesus Ancient City ➝ Marble streets ➝ The Odeon ➝ The Agora ➝ The Temple of Hadrian ➝ The Monumental Fountains ➝ The Library of Celsius ➝ The Great Amphitheatre ➝ The Roman Baths ➝ House of Virgin Mary ➝ Temple Of Artemis ➝ Isabey Mosque Pamukkale: Famous Pamukkale ➝ White Calcium Terraces ➝ Hierapolis Ancient City ➝ The Necropolis ➝ Bath and Basilica ➝ Frontinius Gate ➝ Frontinius Street ➝ Latrina ➝ Northern Byzantine Gate ➝ Fountain of the Tritons ➝ The Temple of Apollon ➝ Cleopatra Antique Thermal Pool Antalya: Perge ➝ Aspendos ➝ Side

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4.4 / 5

based on 26 reviews

Riza was very informative during the tour. At the end of the tour you are taken to a fashion show and then shown premium leather clothing which people try to make you buy. The lowest price of these clothes I saw was $400

Very enjoyable, relaxed day. Saw all we wanted to see with no "commercial" stops. Excellent guide in Gorky. He was very informative, and has a great sense of humour. His English is impeccable. Full marks

Very good experience, they picked us up at the port, because our hotel was very close. Interesting explanations from our guide that made us enjoy the visit to Ephesus more than if we had gone on our own

Very well conducted tour , comfortable vehicle and journey . Our tour guide was very well informed , polite and conducted the tour in an excellent manner . Highly recommended

Metin ,Is an exceptional guide. We saw more than we thought we would. We would highly recommend him and his driver. Thanks again.