Your private Ephesus Tour Guide will welcome you at Kusadasi port. Then you will meet your private driver and get on a luxurious, A/C, comfortable vehicle. After 30 minutes’ you Ephesus tours from Kusadasi will begin. First you will visit the House of the Virgin Mary. We will drive to the mountain where the House of the Virgin Mary is located in a nature park between Ephesus and Selcuk. This is believed to be the last residence of the Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus. The peaceful site is sacred to both Christians and Muslims and is visited by many tourists and pilgrims. This House was later visited by Popes Paul VI and John Paul II, who confirmed its appropriateness as a place of pilgrimage. On November 29, 2006, Pope Benedict XVI celebrated mass here.
Following you will visit Ancient Ephesus City. For a few hours you will feel like a Roman citizen living in the past in the ancient city of Ephesus. Your Ephesus Tour Guide will have the entrance tickets ready on the tour date. So you will skip the lines.Your Ephesus Tour will start at the upper gate and finish at the lower gate of Ancient Ephesus City. You will have an extensive tour in this ancient site where you will see Domitian’s, Trajan’s and Hadrian’s Temples, the huge Roman bath, Harbour Street, Marble Street, the Gates of Mihridates and Mazues, Commercial Agora, Latrina, the Scolastica Baths, Curetes Street, Polio Fountain, Memnius’ Monument, the Prytaneion, Odeon, the State Agora, the Celsus Library and the biggest amphitheater in Turkey.
You will have a traditional Turkish lunch in a peacefull and non-toursity restaurant close to Ephesus.
After lunch, you will visit the Basilica of St. John, which was a great church in Ephesus, constructed by Emperor Justinian in the 6th century. It stands over what is believed to be the burial site of St. John, who is identified as the Apostle, Evangelist (Author of the Fourth Gospel) and Prophet (Author of Revelation). From the hill where the Basilica was erected, you will have a wonderful panoramic view of the valley of Ephesus.
Artemis was the main goddess of Ephesus and the Ephesians built the biggest ancient temple ever dedicated to her. You will visit the ruins of the Temple of Artemis (Artemision), which was one of the Seven Wonders of the World. After lunch your tour guide and driver will drop you back to Kusadasi Port.
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Terrace Houses 10USD per person (The entrance fee to the main Ephesus site does not include entrance to the Terrace Houses which will be an additional 10USD per person).
Children under the age of 6 are free.
Children over 5 pay the full adult price to enter the Terrace Houses which is optional.
Please note: The Terrace Houses are not suitable for wheelchair-users and those who have difficulty in climbing stairs.
This is a private tour program for a minimum of 2 people.
Level of Activity: 1.5km walk
A souvenir gift at the end of the tour