The ruins of Ephesus take on a value and a special significance among the numerous sites of an archaeological interest. This is due to its inestimable artistic patrimony, its titanic heritage of history and culture, and the inexhaustible beauty and charm of its archaeological site.
Ephesus is the best-preserved classical city on the Mediterranean, and perhaps the best place in the world to get the feeling for what life was like in Roman times. As a strategic coastal gateway to the Eastern World, this Ionian refuge grew to be the second largest city in the Roman Empire, the site of a Christian shrine, and one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Legend has it that the Virgin Mary, accompanied by St. Paul, came to Ephesus at the end of her life,circa 37-45 AD. Renaissance church historians mentioned the trip, and it is said that local Christians venerated a small house near Ephesus as Mary's. In 1967 Pope Paul VI. visited the site, where a chapel now stands, and confirmed the authenticity of the legend. Also the Basilica of St. John is located near Ephesus. St. John is said to have lived the last years of his life here and after his death, a shrine was located over his grave.
Turkish Heritage Travel offers both regular and private tours in Ephesus area.
Full Day Ephesus Tour (with lunch)
You will be picked from your hotel around 09:30 and start your tour with Ephesus Classic City. During your 2 to 3 hours visit you will seeOdeion, 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 city of Ephesus. After your lunch the tour will continue with Artemis temple which is one of the "Seven Wonders of the World". After the temple you will finally visit the Virgin Mary's House. The rate is 60 Euro per person including professional guide and entrance fees Group size is usually 10-15 people. We offer free pick-up / drop-off service to all the hotels in Selcuk and Kusadasi. Please ask if your hotel is in a different location.
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The tour will start at 09:30 from your hotel. We will first depart for Priene, the first grid-system planned city of the Ancient World, built on a hillside. Visit the Theater, the Temple of Athena, the Bouleterium, the Agora, and the Altar of Zeus and Cybele. Right after Priene city, we will proceed to Miletus, the home of Thales and a principle Ionian city. At Miletus, we will visit the Delphinium, the Nymphanion, the Theater, and the Faustina Baths. After lunch at a local restaurant, we will drive to Didyma to visit the Temple of Apollo, with its gigantic columns. Didyma will be our last stop. After that we will return back to your hotel. The rate is 65 Euro per person including professional guide and entrance fees. Group size is usually 10-15 people. We offer free pick-up / drop-off service to all the hotels in Selcuk and Kusadasi. Please ask if your hotel is in a different location.Please send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make booking
Above regular tours can also be arranged as private tours or we can tailor-make the tour to include Sirince Village. On private tours, you will have your private guide and transportation and can adjust the visiting duration according to your interests.