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 see, 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 distance 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.
After lunch we will visit the Ephesus Museum in the nearby town of Selçuk, where you will be able to see many of the artefacts excavated in the city and carefully preserved here, including two original statues of the Goddess Artemis in amazing condition.
After our visit to the museum 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 Temple of Artemis
Ephesus Archeology Museum
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: 7 hours