NO HIDDEN COSTS : Private Biblical Ephesus tour included entrance fees, Bible oriented tour guide, A/C Transportation by Mercedes vehicles....
Private Biblical Ephesus Tour with Terrace Houses, The Basilica of St. John and The House of Virgin Mary
Your private guide will meet you at Kusadasi port or hotel with a sign
written “Your Name“ on it, anytime you want. After greeting, we will
have 20 mins. Drive to Ephesus area. Ephesus (Rev. 2:1-7) , the major port
city on the Aegean, was the commercial, political, and religious center of all
of Asia Minor. After a lunatic completely burned the Temple of Diana (Artemis)
on the night, that Alexander the Great was born in 356 B.C. The Ephesians
worked for 120 years to complete a magnificent reconstructed temple, one of
the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. The city became part of the Roman
Empire in the second century B.C. As a Roman capital of Asia Minor, Ephesus
boasted a population approaching 250,000 people. The Apostle Paul’s first
visit to Ephesus was brief—during his second missionary tour (Acts 18:19-21).
His second visit lasted about three years—during his third missionary tour
(Acts 19:1 to 20:31). Luke’s account of the worship of Diana appears in Acts
19:34-35. The Great Theatre (stadium) mentioned in Acts 19:29-31 could seat
25,000 people. Walk the marble-paved street with grooves made by chariot
wheels. See the Fountain of Trojan, the Library of Celsus and the Great
Theatre. Visit the Chapel of the Virgin Mary (Double Church), where the Third
Ancient Council convened.
Visit Terrace Houses is located on skirt of Pion Mountain. There are 6 residential units which were built on three man-made terraces. These houses were settled by wealty citizens of Ephesus. These houses were very fancy decorated with wall frescoes and floor mosaics. There are many steps to ascend from bottom to top.
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.
After the House of Virgin Mary, drive to St. John’s Basilica , it is believed that the evangelist St. John had spent his last years in the region around Ephesus and buried in the southern slope of Ayosolug Hill. 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 Kusadasi
• You will decide on departure time
• Our tour guide will meet you at the Port/Hotel with your name sign,
• Our professional tour guide will be with you from arrival till departure,
• You will have flexibilty to spend how much time you want in each site and customize the itinerary,
• You do not have to wait for other group members
• You may stop to have pictures during your tour.
• You may stop for lunch in a local restaurant to taste famous Turkish Kebaps
Entrance Fees ( Our guide will have pre-paid tickets to skip the line )
Bible Oriented Professional Tour Guide
Private tour for your family and Friends only
Private transportation by brand-new vehicles with AC
Landing and facility fees
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