This is a private tour to Ephesus Ruins, Virgin Mary House, Basilica of St John and The Temple of Artemis. Learn history about early christians from your bible oriented guide
According to your Private tour pick up a time meet with your guide and drive to Ancient Ephesus , An Archeological treasure, The best-preserved classical city in Eastern Mediterranean. During the 1C AD Ephesus was the second-largest city on the planet after Rome with more than 250.000 citizens. It was in the center of the known world and played the role of a gateway between the East and the West. With its giant harbor, it was also the center of trading in antiquity. It was not only a rich commercial city but also an impressive city that even Mark Anthony and Cleopatra spent their honeymoon in Ephesus. It is also home to one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Temple of Artemis. Ephesus is also well preserved that, walking on the ancient streets among the beautiful monuments such as the third largest library of the ancient world or the largest roman theatre on the Asia continent, gives you the feeling of a time traveler
Next; House of Virgin Mary: Located 6km to the north of the ruins of Ephesus, a church was built from 6C AD to the top of the foundations of a house from 1C AD and it is declared by the church to be the final house where Mary spent her last days. Also, it is believed that the Assumption took place there in the 15th of August.
After lunch at a local restaurant continue on to St John Basilica 3 km away from the ruins of Ephesus a small church was built dedicated to John in 2C AD, Later in 6C AD it was replaced by a huge basilica built by Emperor Justinian, The impressive ruins are still standing today. Our last visiting place will be the Temple of Arthemis or Artemision was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Its ancient cult dedicated to Artemis was very famous in antiquity and made Ephesus a much-visited pilgrimage place. There was a total of 127 ionic columns with a height of 19m. The temple is also considered to be the earliest bank of the ancient world. At the end of the tour drive you back to the departure point.
Admission fees to historical sites
Bible oriented tour guide
Lunch in the local restaurant
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
Transport by fully AC high model vehicle