Ephesus Ancient City Tour and Our Tour Organization.
We startour tour pick up service from any hotel if you stay in Izmir. If you are booking your Ephesus tour with us the pick up will start at07:30 am and continue to Selcuk where wewill meetwith other participants. After everyone comes together our tour starts with visitingthe House of Virgin Mary.
House of Virgin Mary is the place where Mary may have spent thelast days of her life. Indeed, she may have come to thisarea together with Saint John. This place was offically declared a shrine of the Roman Catholic Church in 1986, and since then it has become a popular place of pilgrimage. Pope Paul VI visited shrine in 1967. The visit to the House (church) takes about 45 minutes and after our visit; there will be a 5 min drive to Ephesus.
Ephesus is an exceptional testimony to the cultural traditions of the Hellenistic, Roman Imperial and early Christian periods. Ephesus is an important site for Christianity; being one of the seven Churches of Revelation. Apostle Paul probably spent two and half years in Ephesus during his third missionary journey. In two hours, you will be exploring the city by walking on the marble streets, accompanied by our professional English speaking tour guide.
In our tour, we will be seeing Odeon, State Agora, Prytaneion, Memmius Monument, Domatian Temple, Hercules Gate, Curetes Street, Hadrian Temple, and theLatriens. If you want to visti thePrivate House (so-called , 'Terrace Houses’) is an optional visit for an extra 25 ₺/person and your guide should be informed in frot of the tour. After the Terrace Houses, we will carry on with our exploration with Celsus Library, Marble Road, Commercial Agora, Great Theather, and theArcadine (Harbour Road).
After lunch; we will carry on to visit theTemple of Artemis; which is one of the Seven Wonders of antiquity. From here you can make perfect pictures of theChurch of St. John and the Isa bey mosque..
Sirince is an old village of ‘Rum’ (Byzantine Greeks) situated on the hills of Selcuk and 7 km from Ephesus. As part of the peace pactafter the Turkish National War (1919-1922), there was a formal exchange of Turkish and Greeks people. So the greeks leftand Sirince is inhabited by Turkish now. The village is popular for her beautiful traditional houses and fruit flavoured wine productions; and here you will have somefree time to taste the wines or to buy some nice handmade souvenirs.
Our Daily Tour will be finalised around 4:30 pm and you will be transferred back to your hotel.