Ephesus Ancient City; Ephesus was an important coastal city for pagans and Christians, for religious and secular reasons, including being the place Romans landed when about to take over the province of Asia. Its ancient population was about a quarter of a million.The temple of Artemis at Ephesus was sponsored by the Lydian king Croesus, designed by the Greek architect Chersiphron, and decorated with bronze statues sculpted by the renowned Pheidias, Polycleitus, Kresilas, and Phradmon.
The House of the Virgin Mary; On October 18th, 1881, a French priest, the Abbé Julien Gouyet of Paris, discovered a small stone building on a mountain overlooking the Aegean Sea and the ruins of ancient Ephesus in Turkey. He believed it was the house where the Virgin Mary had lived in the final years of her life on earth as described in the visions of the German nun Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774-1824), published in detail in a book by Clemens Brentano.His discovery was not taken seriously. Ten years later, two Lazarist missionaries from Smyrna rediscovered the building, using the same source for a guide. They learned that the four-walled, roofless ruin had been venerated for a long time by the members of a distant mountain village who were descended from the Christians of Ephesus. They called it Panaya Kapulu (“Chapel of the Most Holy”). They believed that she had died there. Every year they made a pilgrimage to the site on August 15th, the date on which most of the Christian world celebrated Mary’s Assumption.
Terrace Houses; There are six residential units on three terraces at the lower end of the slope of the Bulbul Mountain. The oldest building dates back into the 1C BC and continued in use as residence until the 7C AD. Ephesus terrace houses are covered with protective roofing which resembles Roman houses. The mosaics on the floor and the frescos have been consolidated and two houses have been opened to the public as a museum.
The Basilica of St. John; 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. Three hundred years after the death of St. John, a small chapel was constructed over the grave in the 4th century. The church of St John was changed into a marvelous basilica during the region of Emperor Justinian (527 -565 AD).
Pick-up from Kusadasi port / hotel
Visit of the Temple of Artemis
The Basilica of St. John
Virgin Mary’s House
At the end of the tour return to Kusadasi port / Hotel
Duration: minimum 6 hours
Lunch: Not included.
The price includes the professional licensed tour guide, all parking fees, private air-conditioned Minivan.
Approximate time to reach to Ephesus is 20 minutes.
Please contact us for your group requests.
Children 0-6 ages are free.
The prices are valid until the end of 2019.
This Tour is a private group tour for your party only max.4 guests . While booking just insert your date and make sure only 1 adult is mentioned . Total price 99 €
No Deposit Required . Just a phone number