Private Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary & The Temple of Artemis & St. John Basilica
Anytime you want: Meet with your Private Professional Licensed Guide at Kusadasi Port with your name sign and start the trip with a beautiful landscape drive to reach TheHouse of Virgin Mary, the place where she is believed to have spent her last years. It is recorded that St. John brought Virgin Mary to Ephesus after the death of Christ and that a small house was built for her on Bulbuldagi Mount. On July 26, 1967, Pope Paul VI visited The House of Virgin Mary and declared one of the pilgrimage center. Continue on to Ancient Ephesus which has been a religious center of the early Christianity in ancient time– Apostol Paul and Apostol John stayed and preached in Ephesus! Our days, one can see the extensive ruins including the The Odeon, State Agora, The Prytaneion, Domitian Square, Hercules Gate, The Fountain of Trajan-one of the finest monuments in Ephesus, Temple of Hadrian, walk through the Curetes Street, Celsius Library-was the third largest library with the capacity of 12,000 scrolls, The Gymnasium, The Grand Theatre-most magnificent structure in Ephesus, The Arcadian Way..and much more monuments remained preserved till our days, constantly reminding us the great history of this ancient city. Our next stop is at The Basilica of Saint John. Saint John who came here with the Virgin Mary and wrote his Gospel. Emperor Justinian believed that a tomb dating from the 300s was Johns and he built a great church above it. The last stop is The Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders on the Ancient World, a famous temple build for the goddess Artemis, known as Diana in ancient world.
After the tour,drive back to Kusadasi Port.
The Terrace Houses section is located inside of Ancient City of Ephesus and has anextra entrance fee - 15 USD per person. So called as the houses of rich, the oldest building dates back into the 1C BC. You will be able to see fine mosaics and frescoes and the famous heating system thru clay pipes. Inside this section are over 100 steps and glass scaffoldings. Not recommended for people with physical disabilities. Minimum require time to visit is 30 minutes.
Recommended to inform us prior the tour date if you want to add its visit!
Ancient city of Ephesus it’s an open air museum and includes 1.5 km. walking.
Program order: The order in which visits are mentioned might be changed and/or adjusted, according to circumstances.
Private Professional Licensed Guide
Transportation in Comfortable A/C Vehicles
Private Professional Driver
Entrance Fees to the Sights Mentioned Above the Itinerary
Any Gratuities for Guide & Driver
Any Drinks (Unless Specifically Mentioned)
Any Kind of Other Personal Expenses