Tour Style : Small Group Tour
Duration : 1 Day
Departures : All year round
Highlights : Temple of Artmeis, 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 Selcuk where you will meet your professional tour guide to begin your full day small group tour.
On this tour you will visit:
Ephesus antique site: 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 Trajan and the Great Theater. The Theater had seating for 25,000, was the site where St. Paul preached to the Ephesians, and is used today for a local spring festival.
Temple of Artemis: The temple of Artemision is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the Antic 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: Virgin Mary House, It is the place where Mary may have spent her last days. Indeed, she may have come in the area together with Saint John.
Isabey Mosque: Isa Bey Mosque is one of the most delicate examples of Seljukian architecture, situated below the basilica of Saint John. The mosque was built by the master Syrian architecture Ali son of Mushimish al -Damishki, between the years of 1374 and 1375.
At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to the Izmir airport for an evening flight back to Istanbul. END OF SERVICES.
What is included
- All the transfers in Istanbul and Izmir as specified
- Round Trip airfare to/from Izmir
- Guided by licensed guides at Ephesus, including lunch.
Not included :
Drinks, tips to guide and driver, personal expenses and optional tours