This tour contains the most popular attractions in Istanbul and its surroundings. You will be greeted by your private tour guide at the harbor or hotel and start an excellent tour. This tour includes;
Meet your private tour guide in your hotel or port and start your Ephesus tour with the highlights of the city;
Ephesus is one of the most important ancient cities of the world and it is a UNESCO heritage site and was the capital and commercial center of Asia Minor in the Roman period. It was the beginning and the end of King Road. (One of the three ancient trade routes, the others being the silk and spice roads) of the World. You will have a chance to see the beautiful temples, a library (which was the third-largest in Ancient World), and the buildings that were built in the Roman period.
The House of Mother Mary is located at the top of the Bulbul mountain and it’s only 6 km away from the Ancient City of Ephesus. It is believed that The Mother Mary spent her last years in this shrine. According to Catholic Christianity, After the Crucifixion of Jesus, Mother Mary was brought from Jerusalem to Ephesus by St. John the apostle to live. The foundation of the house is based on Anna Catherine Emmerich’s visions and was founded in 1891. When they found the house, was already collapsed by the earthquake. After The House of Virgin Mary was re-built as a church and has been visited by Pope Paul VI in 1967 and Pope John Paul II in 1979, has been registered as a place of pilgrimage.
According to the Catholic Christian Society, John and Marry definitely lived in Ephesus and one of his tasks was to take care of Mother Mary. He was also spreading Christianity in Ephesus, in the reign of Domitian, John was exiled to the island of Patmos as a prisoner. When he regained his freedom, He returned to Ephesus and spent his remaining years in the Basilica. He was the only disciple of Jesus not to have been killed or executed by the Romans who were pagan, who worshipped the Greek gods and goddesses of Olympus.
It is known as the first settlement of Ephesians where the Temple is. However, today only the basic structure and a column remained from the temple, but worth a visit even in the current atmosphere of the temple.
Terrace Houses are also known as “the houses of rich” are located in the ancient city of Ephesus, opposite the temple of Hadrian. It has a remarkable place for us since it gives us very significant pieces of information about roman family life. In Terrace Houses, you will see all parts of the house which is covered by beautiful mosaics and frescos that show us how rich they are, and the heating system is the same as roman baths.
Archaeological Ephesus Museum, located in Seljuk, offers you a journey from the prehistorical period to the Seljuk and Ottoman periods of the Ancient City of Ephesus. You will have a chance to see many well-preserved artifacts which belong to the Prehistorical, Mycenaean, Classical, Hellenistic, Archaic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk, and Ottoman periods of Ancient Cİty of Ephesus.
Sirince is one of the most beautiful villages in the western part of Tukey and is the district of Selcuk town which is the fifth settlement of Ephesus as the last and Modern. It takes approximately 15 minutes to arrive by driving from Selcuk town. On the way to Sirince, you are going to pass through mountains and see really beautiful nature where is recommended by the doctors to live for the people who have breathing problems. When you arrive there, beautiful nature and stone houses are welcoming you with very kind local people by offering you a drink to show their hospitality. Sirince is the place where you can see many wine cellars and restaurants to taste local meals. It is possible to see over 10 kinds of homemade fruit wines to drink and taste.
Licensed professional tour guide
Hotel or Port pick-up and drop off by guide
Transportation (non-smoking), air-conditioned van or coach
Entrance Fees to the attractions
Those prices are total for parties, not per person.