EPHESUS TOUR (FULL DAY)

  The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and was built around 550 BC, it was about four times the size of the Parthenon. Ephesus was part of the kingdom of Pergamum which Attalus III bequeathed to Rome in 133 BC. Ephesus was the most important Roman city of proconsular Asia. Situated at the mouth of the Cayster River on a gulf of the Aegean sea, it flourished as an important commercial and export centre for Asia. By NT times it had grown to at least 250,000 people (Mounce). Gradually the harbour silted up and is now some miles from the sea. In modern day Turkey Ephesus is known as Efes. The SelÁuk-Ephesus Museum is a must visit, many of the photos of statues are from the museum.


                                             
Full Day tour to Temple of Artemision, the ancient
city Ephesus
and Virgin Mary's House, The price includes the entrance fees, the professional licenced guide, lunch, private air conditioned vehicle.
 
The Full Day Regular Ephesus Tour includes:
  •  Pick-up from the Kusadasi port or hotel

  •  Visit of Artemision Temple

  •  Continue for the visit of Ephesus ancient city

  •  Lunch (Open buffet)

  •  Virgin Mary's House

  •  By the end of the tour drive back to Kusadasi port or hotel

Duration : 7  hours
 
Where you visit:
Ephesus - 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.
House of the Virgin Mary - The Vatican has recognized this small house in the Solmissos Mountains as the final resting place of the Virgin Mary. A small shrine dedicated to St. Mary was found when the ruins of the house were first discovered.
 
What you see along the way:
From Kusadasi, you travel north to St. Johnís Basilica, passing the Byzantine fortress at Selcuk and the ruins of the Temple of Artemis. Continue to Ephesus Museum then up to the House of Virgin Mary located in Bulbul Mountain. After the visit head for the upper gate of Ephesus. By the end of touring Ephesus, return to Kusadasi.

EPHESUS TOUR (HALF DAY)

Half Day tour to Temple of Artemision and the ancient city Ephesus. The price includes the entrance fees, the professional licenced guide, private air conditioned vehicle.
                              
  
The half day Regular Ephesus tour includes:
  •  Pick-up from the Kusadasi port or hotel

  •  Visit of Artemision Temple

  •  Continue for the visit of Ephesus ancient city

  •  By the end of the tour drive back to Kusadasi port or hotel

Duration : 4  hours
 
Where you visit:
Ephesus - 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.
 
What you see along the way:
From Kusadasi, you travel north to Ephesus, passing the Byzantine fortress at Selcuk, the ruins of the Temple of Artemis and St. Johnís Basilica, Isabey mosque. After touring Ephesus, return to Kusadasi.
 
Special notes:
Ephesus requires walking long distances over uneven surfaces

The above excursion can be operated at any time with the mentioned rates that include  transportation with A/C, non smoking  vehicles, professional licenced  guide, all entrance fees and VAT.