What to see: Ephesus Ancient City, House of Virgin Mary, Temple of Artemis, Isaabey Mosque.
What Is Included: Hotel & pick up & Drop off, Guiding service, Museum Ticket, Lunch in the tour.
Pick up from Kusadasi / Selcuk Hotels,
Arrive in Selcuk and Ephesus Tour
08:30 Around 08:30 am you”ll be picked up for the full day
tour of Ephesus and Virgin Mary House. After the tour transfer back.
Full Day Ephesus Tour Details;
Ephesus: Of Turkey’s hundreds of ancient cities and classical ruins, Ephesus is the grandest and best-preserved city on the Mediterranean. The hometown of the legendary ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus, Ephesus boasts a concentration of classical art and architecture and overall it holds a big importance for Christianity.
The ancient traveler Pausanias deemed Ephesus; most wondrous of the Seven Ancient Wonders and; the most beautiful work ever created by humankind. The first major structure built entirely of marble and the largest edifice in the ancient Greek world, the Temple of Artemis was four times as big as the Parthenon in Athens. The 6th-century philosopher Heraclitus was said to have been so enamored of this massive monument that he deposited his enigmatic treatise on the nature of the universe in the temple instead of publishing it (he later claimed that no one but the gods could understand his theories anyway).
Legend has it that the Virgin Mary, accompanied by St.John, came to Ephesus at the end of her life, circa 37-45 AD. In 1967 Pope Paul VI visited the site, where a chapel now stands, and confirmed the authenticity of the legend. A small traditional service, celebrated by Orthodox and Muslim clergy on 15 August each year in honor of Mary’s Assumption into heaven, is now the major event here. To Muslims, Mary is Meryem-ana, Mother Mary, who bore Isa Peygamber, the Prophet Jesus.
17:30 Depart from Ephesus for Kusadasi or Selcuk. Tour ends.