Ephesus is one of the most impressive sites in Turkey. You will have the change to wander around on what it was once one of the biggest and most complex cities of the Roman Empire, in a unique state of preservation.
To enroll the tour you will be transferred to Istanbul’s airport for a 7 am flight to Izmir. Upon arrival at Izmir’s airport, you will be picked up (search for a sign with your name) and then connected to Selcuk to join the Ephesus Tour.
The Description of the tour
|Highlights||Temple of Artemis, Ephesus, The House of Virgin Mary|
|Pick up||Pick up from the hotels according to the location (only city hotels)|
|Drop Off||At the end of tour we will drop you off to your hotel (only city hotels)|
Temple of Artemis
The temple of Artemis is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. The Temple served as a form to worship Artemis, a Greek goddess – twin of Apollo, who replaced the Titan Selene as Goddess of the Moon.
Ephesus is the best-preserved Roman city in the Mediterranean region, and one of Turkey’s top sights. After almost 150 years of excavation, the city’s recovered structures have made Ephesus Europe’s most complete classical metropolis.
Explore the ruins of Ephesus while strolling by the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, the Trajan Fountain and the Great Theater.
The House of Virgin Mary
Legend says that the Virgin Mary lived her last days in a small stone cottage, located in Ephesus. Mary, accompanied by John the Apostle, came to Ephesus at the end of her life. In 1967, Pope Paul VI declared the site authentic and each year a traditional service is held for the pilgrims.
After the tour ends, your driver will transfer you to Izmir’s airport for an evening flight back to Istanbul. Upon arrival at Istanbul’s airport, our staff will be waiting for you once more and will transfer you to your hotel.
- Please inform in enquiry form if you want go get this tour as private for your family/group.