Kusadasi Shorex 8 Hour
Tour Summary: House of Virgin Mary, Ephesus, Basilica of St John, Temple of Artemis,Lunch
Departure Days: All year around
Language: English-speaking *Please request for other languages
Duration: Estimated 8 hours
Mobility: It is not considered suitable for wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns.
Please note: Comfortable walking shoes light clothing and caps are recommended.
Tour K.7: Private Best of Ancient Christian Ephesus Tour
Our Private tours start from port & finish at port. You will be welcomed by your lecturer/guide who will be holding a signbearing ‘your names‘ at port anytime you want.
Your first stop on this fascinating tour is at the House of the Virgin Mary. This holy site sitting atop a tranquil mountain is believed to be the last home of the Virgin Mary after she fled Jerusalem. Next you travel on to the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the most magnificent and best-preserved ancient sites in the world. Your licensed guide will bring the past to life as you stroll streets lined with columns and paved with marble. You will see the Odeon, where the advisory council held its meetings, the Temple of Hadrian, Roman Baths, and many other monuments and ruins. The most impressive sight is the much photographed Celsus Library towering at the end of the main street. Equally impressive is the ancient theater which can seat 24,000 people. Next is a break for lunch. We are happy to make arrangements for a typical Turkish meal. After lunch you’ll visit the Basilica of St John. We know that St. John the Evangelist spent the last years of his life in Ephesus and wrote his Gospel here. Within the Basilica is his final resting place. Next is a short stop to see the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. On the way back to Kusadasi enjoy free time to shop or sit in an informative carpet demonstration at a weaving center that shows the fine craftmanship behind these items.
- Ephesus Ancient City
- Basilica of St John
- Temple of Artemis
- House of Virgin Mary