Best of Ephesus Small Group Tour
Discover top visited places of Turkey such as Ancient Ephesus, Temple of Artemis, House of Virgin Mary with an expert local guide. This small-group tour will give you the opportunity to understand the typical life of the Romans. Walk on the streets that still have the Marks of Ancient Chariot wheels. Visit Great Theatre where St Paul preached against the Pagans and Gladiators once engaged in battle, Library of Celsus: The faced of Ephesus, visit the House of Virgin Mary where she lived her final days, and the Temple of Artemis which seven wonders of the Ancient World.
Day 1 – House of Virgin Mary – Ephesus – Temple of Artemis (L)
According to your tour pick-up time meet with your guide and start your full-day tour. (Pick up from Kusadasi Hotels / Port and Selcuk Hotels around 8:30 in the morning).
Visit The House of Virgin Mary; located 6km to the north of the ruins of Ephesus, a church was built from the 6C AD to the top of the foundations of a house from 1C AD and it is declared by the church to be the final house where Mary spent her last days.
Continue with the Ancient Ephesus; An Archeological treasure, The best-preserved classical city in Eastern Mediterranean. During the 1C AD, Ephesus was the second-largest city on the planet after Rome with more than 250,000 citizens. It was in the center of the known world and played the role of a gateway between the East and the West with its giant harbor, it was also the center of trading in antiquity. It was not only a rich commercial city but also the honeymoon place of Mark Anthony and Cleopatra. An impressive city, ıt is also home to one of the Seven wonders of the ancient world, the Temple of Artemis. Ephesus is also so well preserved that, walking on the ancient streets among the beautiful monuments such as the third largest library of the ancient world or the largest roman theatre on the Asia continent, gives you the feeling of a time traveler.
Next; the Temple of Artemis or Artemision was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Its ancient cult dedicated to Artemis was very famous in antiquity and made Ephesus a much-visited pilgrimage place. There were a total of 127 ionic columns with a height of 19m. The temple is also considered to be the earliest bank of the ancient world. At the end of the tour drive you back to the departure point.
After having lunch, return back to the pick-up point.
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