We will pick you up from your port and take you in comfort to Ephesus, where a spectacular and memorable day awaits you. Throughout your tour your professional guide will provide full information about what you are seeing, bringing the city to life for you and answering your questions. You will enjoy a comprehensive tour of this ancient city, during which you will see Hadrian’s, Trajan’s and the Domitian’s Temples; the huge Roman bath; Harbor Street; the Marble Street; the Gates of Mihridates and Mazues; Commercial Agora (market place); Latrina; the Scolastica Baths; Curetes Street; Polio Fountain; Memnius Monument; the Prytaneion; the Odeon; the Satet Agora; the Celcus Library; and the biggest amphitheater in Turkey.
A short drive away from the main site, we will visit one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Temple of Artemis, otherwise known as Artemision. Artemis was the main goddess of the pre-Christian Ephesians who built the biggest temple ever dedicated to her.
Leaving the temple, we take to the hills and travel a further four miles to the House of the Virgin Mary, where it is believed that the mother of Jesus spent the last years of her life. This is a place of peace, sacred to both Muslims and Christians. The many pilgrims who have made the journey here include Pope Paul V and John Paul II. Pope Benedict XVI celebrated mass here in November 2006.
Finally we drive up a winding mountain road to the beautiful and authentic Turkish/Greek Orthodox village of Sirince. The village is famous for its fruit wines, fig peach and olive groves. Many of the local women produce beautiful hand-made lace. You may climb to an old Greek Orthodox church which is being lovingly restored and walk the narrow cobbled streets where local families sell wine, olive oil, fruit and handicrafts. We take a break in a traditional coffee house and former village school.
After your visit to Sirince we will return you to your port at least 45 minutes before the scheduled departure of your ship.
• Private English Speaking Guide (If you would prefer Spanish, German, French speaking guide, please ask at the time of booking)
• Private non-smoking, A/C car or minibus
• Transfers from Kusadasi passenger therminal (Picking up visitors from Izmir Port will be an extra 10USD per person return trip)
• Entrance fees
• Tips to guide and driver
Ephesus Ancient Site
The ruins of the Artemis Temple
House of Virgin Mary
Children under the age of 6 are free. Children 6 to 12 are half price for the main tour but pay the full adult price to enter the Terrace Houses which is optional.
Optional: Terrace Houses 10USD per person. (The entrance fee to the main Ephesus site does not include entrance to the recently excavated Terrace Houses which will be an additional 10USD per person)
This is a private tour program for minimum 2 people.
Level of Activity: 1.5km walk
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TOUR - FULL DAY
DURATION: 8 hours