We will pick you up from hotel or Istanbul airport then you will take the 50 minute flight to Izmir where our guide will meet you and take you in comfort for the 40 minute drive to Ephesus 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. For a few hours you will feel like a Roman citizen living in this ancient city.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.
Finally,we travel a further four miles up a mountain 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 leaving Mary’s House we will return you to the airport for your onward flight and transfer you to your hotel in Istanbul.
• Flights from Istanbul to Izmir and Izmir to Istanbul
• 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
• Airport Transfers
• Tips to guide and driver
Ephesus Ancient Site
The ruins of the Temple of Artemis
House of Virgin Mary
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)
Level of Activity: 1.5km walk
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TOUR - FULL DAY
DURATION: 10 Hours