GUARANTEED DEPARTURE . Group Tours 45-$US per person ( MAX. 16 PAX )
Pick up time will be sent due to cruise ship arrivals with confirmation via e-mail.
Meeting with our tour guide at hotel lobby / Kusadasi port with CURIO TRAVEL sign at pre-arranged time.
We will have 20 mins drive to Ephesus area. We will start visiting one of the main highlights in Turkey, Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionian League (an ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor) is located near Izmir. As a port city it was a major departure point for trade routes into Asia Minor.
Walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus; it was built in the beginning of the 2nd century A.D. by Gaius Julius Aquila to be a memorial to his father Gaius Julius Celsus Polemanus, the proconsul of Province of Asia. , the Temple of Hadrian and The Grand Theater are two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus. Grand theatre was built in 3rd century B.C and it was later expanded to 24.000 spectators by the Romans in the 1st century A.D.
The House of Virgin Mary is located on the Aladag Mountains 5 miles away from Ephesus. At the third Ecumenical Council on 431 AD in Ephesus, it was claimed that Mary came to Ephesus with St. John in 37 A.D. and lived there until her death in 48 A.D. After the discovery of the house, the Archbishop of Izmir declared there as a place of pilgrimage in 1892. On July 26, 1967, Pope Paul VI visited this place and prayed there. We will stop at Artemission Temple where used to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world as our last stop before drive back to your hotel / Kusadasi town center and port.
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Tour Rate : 45-$US per person
⇒ Terrace Houses can be added to your tour with 10-USD extra per person
⇒ If you would like to have a guide from arrival till departure and/or visit others sites in Ephesus area like The House of Virgin Mary, St. John Basilica, Sirince, Selcuk Museum, and/or shuttle times are not match with your cruise itinerary. Please visit our private tours.
⇒ The given times on the itineraries are aprox. times. The times can be changed depends upon weather conditions, crowds in the sites, traffic , group members’ walking abilities.
⇒ Ephesus has 1 mile ( 1.5 k.m.) walking distance and has steps. Not recommended for people with physical disabilities.
✅ Professional tour guide
✅ Transportation with A/C vehicles
✅ Entrance Fees
✅ Parking fees
✅ Local taxes