Ephesus daily guided tour

Ephesus- Kusadasi , Turkey

Ephesus daily guided tour

Duration :   8 Hours
The Price :   42,00
Max People :    18
Start Location:   From Your Hotel
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Ephesus daily guided tour. Ephesus Tour from selcuk, Tour from Kusadasi, Ephesus guided tour from izmir airport. Visiting Ephesus and virgin marry house this tour is full-day tour and small group tour for travellers. You can also hire a minivan or coach for your trip according to number of your group


Ephesus daily guided tour Highlights


We start our tour visiting House of Virgin Mary where she may have spent the last days of her life and died. Indeed, she may have come in the area together with Saint John, who spent several years in the area to spread Christianity.

Paul VI was the first pope to visit this place in the 1960’s. Later, in the 1980’s, during his visit, Pope John-Paul II declared the Shrine of Virgin Mary  has a pilgrimage place for Christians. It is also visited by Muslims who recognize Mary as the mother of one of their prophets.

Every year, on August 15th a ceremony is organized to commemorate Mary’s Assumption Then we go on exploring Odeion, Goddess Rome temple, Hadrian temple, Divine Ceasar temple, Pollia and Trajan fountains, Celsius library, more than thousand year old public toilets, Ephesus Theatre, harbour street and many other highlights of town of Ephesus.

Before visiting the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and which made the city earn the title Servant of The Goddess we have our lunch at a local restaurant

At the end of the day you will be transfered back to your hotel in Kusadasi / Selcuk. Shuttle or private transfer to İzmir airport is also available.


Daily Ephesus Guided tour travel tips


Summer season is hot and dry so we suggest you take your hat and sunscreen with you Winter season is rainy and wet so you should take your raincoats with you.This tour is a full day tour and departs everyday.


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Resonable Ephesus tour from Kusadasi

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June 11, 2023

Brilliant Ephesus from start to finish, very professional service with simon / Sukru our tour guide,very knowledgeable, funny and relaxed… would highly recommend Turkey Tour Line for Reliable and reasonable day tours in Turkey.

David
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Places You’ll See :

Ephesus is an ancient city located in modern-day Turkey, near the town of Selçuk. It was one of the most significant cities of the ancient world, renowned for its architectural wonders and historical importance.

Ephesus Virigin Marry house

Here are some key points about Ephesus: Historical Significance: Ephesus was an important city in ancient Greece and later became a major Roman metropolis. It served as a significant commercial, cultural, and religious center, and was the capital of the Roman province of Asia. The city's rich history spans several centuries, from its foundation around the 10th century BC to its decline and eventual abandonment in the 15th century AD. UNESCO World Heritage Site: The archaeological site of Ephesus is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is considered one of the best-preserved ancient cities in the Mediterranean region and attracts numerous visitors from around the world. Ruins and Landmarks: The ruins of Ephesus showcase the city's grandeur and architectural achievements. The most iconic landmark is the Library of Celsus, a beautifully preserved structure that served as a monumental tomb and a library. The Great Theatre of Ephesus, one of the largest ancient theaters in the world, could accommodate up to 25,000 spectators. Other notable structures include the Temple of Artemis (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World), the Terrace Houses (luxurious residential complexes), and the Roman Agora. The House of the Virgin Mary: Located near Ephesus, the House of the Virgin Mary is believed to be the final resting place of the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ. It is a significant pilgrimage site for Christians and attracts visitors seeking spiritual and religious experiences. Ephesus Museum: In addition to the archaeological site, there is an Ephesus Museum in Selçuk that houses a collection of artifacts discovered in and around Ephesus. The museum provides further insights into the city's history, culture, and daily life during ancient times. Visiting Ephesus: Ephesus is a popular tourist destination, and visitors can explore the archaeological site with the assistance of informative signs or hire a local guide for a more in-depth experience. It is advisable to wear comfortable shoes, as the site covers a large area with uneven terrain. To avoid crowds and the heat, early morning or late afternoon visits are recommended. Ephesus stands as a testament to the architectural brilliance and cultural significance of the ancient world. Its well-preserved ruins offer a glimpse into the past, allowing visitors to marvel at the city's grand structures and imagine life in ancient times.

1Ephesus ruins

The Virgin Mary house, also known as Meryemana in Turkish, is a sacred site located near Ephesus in Turkey. It is believed to be the final resting place of the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ. Here's some information about visiting the House of the Virgin Mary:

The Virgin Marry House

Location: The House of the Virgin Mary is situated on Mount Koressos, about 7 kilometers from the ancient city of Ephesus, near the town of Selçuk in Izmir Province, Turkey. Visiting the Site: The house is open to visitors and is a popular pilgrimage site for Christians and tourists alike. You can explore the house, which has been restored and is maintained as a shrine. Many visitors leave personal prayers or wishes in the designated areas. Religious Significance: According to tradition and some accounts from the New Testament, it is believed that the Virgin Mary spent her final years in this house after the crucifixion of Jesus. The site has been recognized and visited by several popes, further adding to its religious significance. Getting There: You can reach the House of the Virgin Mary by various means, including: Private Transportation: If you have your own transportation, you can drive to the site. The House of the Virgin Mary has a parking area available for visitors. Organized Tours: Many tour operators offer guided tours that include a visit to the House of the Virgin Mary along with other attractions such as Ephesus. These tours typically provide transportation from major nearby cities like Izmir, Kusadasi, or Selçuk. Public Transportation: From Selçuk, you can take a local minibus (dolmuş) to the house. The dolmuş operates at regular intervals and can drop you off near the entrance. Note: It's recommended to check the opening hours of the House of the Virgin Mary before your visit, as they may vary depending on the season. Additionally, as of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, please ensure you verify the current access and visiting protocols due to any potential updates or restrictions in place.  

2Virgin marry house

The isabey Mosque

The Isabey Mosque, also known as the İsa Bey Mosque, is located in the city of Selçuk, which is near Ephesus. Here's some information about the Isabey Mosque: Location: The Isabey Mosque is situated in Selçuk, a town in İzmir Province, Turkey, approximately 3 kilometers southwest of the ancient city of Ephesus. Architectural Style: The mosque was built in the 14th century and is considered one of the finest examples of Anatolian Seljuk architecture. It showcases intricate stone and brickwork, elegant domes, and beautifully decorated interiors. Historical Significance: The Isabey Mosque was constructed during the reign of the Anatolian Seljuk Sultanate. It is named after the ruler of the time, İsa Bey. The mosque has undergone restoration efforts to preserve its architectural heritage. Visiting the Mosque: The Isabey Mosque is open to visitors, and you can explore its exterior and interior. As it is an active religious site, it is advised to dress modestly and respectfully while visiting. Visitors can appreciate the architectural details, decorative elements, and serene ambiance of the mosque. Getting There: If you are in Selçuk or visiting Ephesus, you can easily reach the Isabey Mosque by walking or taking a short taxi or minibus ride from the center of Selçuk. The mosque is located near the main attractions in Selçuk, making it easily accessible. Please note that it's always a good idea to check the opening hours of the mosque before your visit, as they may vary. Additionally, as my knowledge is based on information available up until September 2021, I recommend verifying any updated visiting protocols or restrictions that may be in place at the time of your visit.  

3The isabey mosque

ITINERARY

DAILY EPHESUS TOUR

08.45 AM Pick up from your hotel in Kusadasi


09.00 AM Pick up from your hotel in Selcuk or bus station


Depart for the full day Ephesus Tour Visiting,

  • Magnesia gate,
  • Agora,
  • The Odeon,
  • Marble Street,
  • Temple of Hadrian,
  • The library of Celcus,
  • the Fountain of Trajan,
  • Curettes street,
  • The Great Amphitheatre
  • Full Lunch
  • The home of Virgin Mary

17:00 PM End of the tour transfer to your hotel / bus station / İzmir airport

What's Included

  • Drop of Hotel
  • Entrance fees
  • Local Taxes
  • Lunch
  • Pick up from Hotel
  • Professional Tourist Guide
  • Transportation

What's Excluded

  • Drinks at lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

LOCATION

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