|HIGHLIGHTS||Ancient city of Ephesus – Terrace Houses – Temple of Artemis – House of Virgin Mary – Basilica of St. John|
|DEPARTURE||Everydays for individuals and group|
|INCLUDED|| Your private guide and driver for flexible tour based on your interests
Fluent English speaking tour guide,
Host / Hostess from arrival till departure for tickets to the museums, restaurant reservations and many other things…..
Deluxe transportation by new brand vehicles (Fully Air-conditioned. Specially designed comfortable seats, 7 / 24 internet connection, Minibar service (water, soda water, soft drinks, beer, red & white wine, Jack Daniels & Chivas Regal) onboard.
Government fees and local handling charges
|NOT INCLUDED|| Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
tips to driver and tour guide
Complimentary: Sirince Village or Ephesus Archeological Museum can be included into itinerary depends upon your interests.
Private Tour 3: Ephesus – Terrace Houses – The Temple of Artemis – The House of Virgin Mary – St. John’s Basilica
Your private guide and host/hostess will meet you at Izmir port, Izmir Airport or Izmir Hotel with a sign written “Your Name “on it and we will be at Ephesus in 50 mins. We will start visiting one of the main highlights in Turkey, Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionian League (an ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor) is located near Izmir. As a port city it was a major departure point for trade routes into Asia Minor.
Walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus; it was built in the beginning of the 2nd century A.D. by Gaius Julius Aquila to be a memorial to his father Gaius Julius Celsus Polemanus, the proconsul of Province of Asia. , the Temple of Hadrian and The Grand Theater are two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus. Grand theatre was built in 3rd century B.C and it was later expanded to 24.000 spectators by the Romans in the 1st century A.D. The theater was the place where St. Paul preached.
Visit Terrace Houses also called as “The Houses of Rich”, important for the reason give us information about daily & family life during the Roman period. They were built according to the Hippodamian plan of the city in which roads transected each other at right angles.
The House of Virgin Mary is located on the Aladag Mountains 5 miles away from Ephesus. At the 3rd Ecumenical Council on 431 AD in Ephesus, it was claimed that Mary came to Ephesus with St. John in 37 A.D. and lived there until her death in 48 A.D. After the discovery of the house, the Archbishop of Izmir declared there as a place of pilgrimage in 1892. On July 26, 1967, Pope Paul VI visited this place and prayed there.
Later on, drive to St. John’s Basilica, it is believed that the evangelist St. John had spent his last years in the region around Ephesus and buried in the southern slope of Ayosolug
We will stop at Artemission Temple where used to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world as our last stop before drive back to Izmir town center and port
The end of our services.
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