Ephesus Ancient City Tour and Our Tour Organization.
We start our tour with pick up service from the any hotel you stay in Selcuk or Kusadasi with in different time frames that you will be informed.
If you are booking your Ephesus tour with us and you stay in Kusadasi.Ephesus tour starts with the House of Virgin Mary.
It is the place where Mary may have spent her last days. Indeed, she may have come in the area together with Saint John.This place was offically declared a shrine ofthe 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.
Then there is a distance of 6 km. (5 minutes) driving to Ephesus.
It will take about 2 hours to discover Ephesus Ancient City by walking on the marble streets of ephesus by a company of English speaking tour guide.There are two entrances to the side one upper and one lower. As it is slightly downhill, it is a better idea to start from the upper gate.
What you are going to see;
- Ruins of Ephesus Ancient City
Ephesus is an exceptional testimony to the cultural traditions of the Hellenistic, Roman Imperial and early Christian periods.
Ephesus and Christianity
Ephesus is one of the seven Churches of Revelation.
Apostle Paul probably spent two and half years in Ephesus during his third missionary journey.
Ephesus was the site of the third ecumenical council in 431 AD,at which the question of the Virgin Mary being the mother of God was debated.In this council it was decided that Christ had a double nature as God and man, and the Virgin Mary was ‘theotokos’ , god-bearer.
The State Agora
The Domatian Temple
The Hercules Gate
The Curetes Street
The Hadrian Temple
The Private House ( So-called brothel )
The Celsus Library
The Marble Road
The Commercial Agora
The Great Theather
The Arcadiane ( Harbour Road )
- The Terrace Houses in Ephesus
Houses on the Curetes street belonged to the rich people of Ephesus.They date back to 1C AD and some used up to 7C AD.They were luxirious private houses with mosaic floor,fountains and central heating.
There are six rooms of finds exhibited in the Ephesus museum.Especially the room with marble statues of Mother Goddess Artemis is the must to be seen.One of the statues from 1C AD and the other 2C AD.
The temple of Artemision is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the Antic world.At the same time, here you will have a chance to photograph the Church of St.John an İsa Bey Mosque from the best angle.
16:00 - 17:00Will be the end of the service.And drive back to accomadation place.