No HIDDEN COSTS : Entrance fees, Lunch, Guiding, Transportation are INCLUDED Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Izmir for this 7-hour excursion starting in Izmir and taking you to Ephesus. Trace the steps of Alexander the Great, Caesar o
Small Group Tour : Izmir – Ephesus – House of Virgin Mary- Artemis Temple -
Izmir (Max. 10 pax)
GUARANTEED DEPARTURE .
Meeting with our tour guide at hotel lobby / Izmir port with your name sign at re-arranged time. We will have 45 mins drive to Ephesus area. We will start visiting one of the main highlights in Turkey, Ephesus , one of the 12 cities of Ionian League (an ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor) is located near Izmir. As a port city it was a major departure point for trade routes into Asia Minor.
Walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus; it was built in the beginning of the 2nd century A.D. by Gaius Julius Aquila to be a memorial to his father Gaius Julius Celsus Polemanus, the proconsul of Province of Asia. , the Temple of Hadrian and The Grand Theater are two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus. Grand theatre was built in 3rd century B.C and it was later expanded to 24.000 spectators by the Romans in the 1st century A.D.
House of Virgin Mary is located on the Aladag Mountains 5 miles away from
Ephesus. At the third Ecumenical Council on 431 AD in Ephesus, it was claimed
that Mary came to Ephesus with St. John in 37 A.D. and lived there until her
death in 48 A.D. After the discovery of the house, the Archbishop of Izmir
declared there as a place of pilgrimage in 1892. On July 26, 1967, Pope Paul
VI visited this place and prayed there.
Lunch will be served in a the garden of local Handcraft center. After Lunch We will stop at Artemis Temple where used to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world as our last stop before drive back to your hotel in Izmir ity center and Izmir port. The end of our services.
✅ Entrance Fees
✅ Local Lunch
✅ Professional Licenced tour guide
✅ Private transportation with A/C vehicles
✅ Local taxes
✅ Parking fees
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