Full Day Ephesus

Tour Duration :
6,5 - 7 hrs

Min.# of guests :
20 guests

Max.# of guests :
300 guests

Meals :

Refreshments :

Walking Level :

Dress Code :
shoes with rubber
sole and a hat with
sunshade are reccommended.

You will depart early in the morning for an excursion to what is undoubtedly one of the most impressive and most beautiful ancient cities on Earth, Ephesus. You should notice that there is an underlying theme of female divinity running throughout the day, which will begin at the first stop, at the House of the Virgin Mary.

It is recorded that St. John brought the Virgin Mary to Ephesus after the death of Christ and that she spent her last days in a small house (Meryemana Evi) built for her here on Bulbuldagi (Mt. Koressos). The remains of the basement, found next to a sacred spring still believed to have healing powers, have been excavated and carbon dated to the first century AD. This, combined with historical evidence and artifacts from the site, give proof that the Virgin Mary did in fact live here. In the 20th century, the house received the official sanction of the Vatican, and it has become a place of pilgrimage for both Christians and Muslims, who honor Mary as the mother of a great prophet. Stand for a moment and appreciate the great serenity of this divine place, looking out from the hill on which the house stands, and across the countryside.

A visit to Ephesus is a highlight of any visit to Turkey. The city, whose wealth and patronage supported its splendid architectural program, was dedicated to the goddess Artemis. Her enormous temple that once stood here was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, making Ephesus a cult center attracting thousands of pilgrims for traditional worship of the female goddess, first Cybele, goddess of the moon, then Artemis, and finally the Virgin Mary. It is a remarkable, engagingly beautiful place.

Lunch will be served at the garden of a nice handicrafts center, and followed by a visit to the Ephesus Archaeological Museum, housing the collection of statues and other finds uncovered during the excavations at Ephesus. You will see many beautiful works on display here, including gorgeous statues of the gods and goddesses who did much to inspire the heavenly city you have just seen.

Return to the pier at the end of the program.

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Panoramic Istanbul
Byzantıne herıtage ın depth
Culinary Experience in Istanbul
Jewish Heritage of Istanbul
Dinner & Show at Kervansaray Night Club
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Three Ancient Cities : Priene, Mıiletus & Didyma (long half day)
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Tandem Sky Diving at Ephesus Air Field
Picnic at Dilek Peninsula National Park
Traditional Turkish Handicrafts
Kusadasi & Selcuk Panorama
Classical Concert & Cocktails at Ephesus
Half Day or Full Day Private Sailing on a Gullet
Drive Along The Bays of Bodrum
Relax at Spa in Bodrum kempinski Hotel
Sunset Cocktail at The Marmara Boutique Hotel
Izmir - Half day
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Perge & Aspendos
Perge, Aspendos & Side
Termessos Antique Site
Walking Tour of Antalya (Half Day)
Jeep Safari
Rafting at Koprulu Kanyon
Half Day Tour to Pergamum Acropolıs & Asclepıon
Half Day Tour to Asclepion, Red Court, and Archaeological Museum
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