Private Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary Full Day Tour
This is a private full-day guided tour from Kusadasi to explore the remarkable ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus. Visit the last documented residence of the Virgin Mary, and see the remains of the temple of Artemis one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
Tour the ancient ruins of Ephesus in the company an expert guide
See the ruins of the temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
Visit the final home of the Virgin Mary.
Marvel at the library Of Celsus.
Take the stage at the great theatre.
It has to be noted that one of the main appeals of Kusadasi is its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus, the best preserved classical city in the eastern Mediterranean. Cleopatra, Mark Antony, the Virgin Mary, and John the apostle once walked its streets.
This full-day guided tour from Kusadasi takes you to explore what is unquestionably one of the most significant sites of antiquity.
The largest open-air museum in Turkey, Ephesus contains more than 30 buildings and structures linked together by streets that still have the marks of ancient chariot wheels.
Your guide will show you the breathtaking great theatre, where St. Paul preached against the pagans and gladiators once engaged in battle.
Walk along marble street to the library of Celsus – the facade of which has been remarkably restored and is probably the most photographed exhibit in ephesus. you will also visit the temple of Hadrian, Roman baths, and many other remarkable ruins.
After Ephesus we take a short but scenic journey to the church of the Virgin Mary.
According to Christian tradition, Mary was brought to Ephesus by the apostle John after The resurrection of Christ and lived her final days here. This church was erected on the foundation of that house, and its authenticity has been confirmed by pope Paul VI And Pope John Paul II. Many visitors describe this as an uplifting or spiritual experience.
Finally we end the day at the site of the temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient World. Today there sre only a Series of columns and scattered ruins of this marvelous Hellenistic construction, though the grandeur of this colossal structure once exceeded that of the parthenon.
After the tour we escort you back to the hotel or airport