You will be picked up in the morning from your hotel in Izmir, Izmir airport or Izmir cruise port between 8:30 – 9:00 am for the full-day Private Ephesus Tour. Once you are picked up you will continue on to the following sites:
On the tour you will be able to see:
Ephesus antique site; Enter through the Magnesia Gate and begin a slow, downhill walk with your guide into the ruins of this Roman provincial capital. Your route takes you past the Odeum, the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan and the Great Theater. The Theater had seating for 25,000, was the site where St. Paul preached to the Ephesians, and is used today for a local spring festival.
Temple of Artemis; The temple of Artemision is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the Antic world. It has been built in the areas of Ephesus on a flat area which has over the centuries turned into a swamp.
Break for lunch at a traditional Turkish restaurant. After lunch, continue your tour to:
House of Virgin Mary; Virgin Mary House, It is the place where Mary may have spent her last days. Indeed, she may have come in the area together with Saint John.
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 here. Three hundred years later, a small chapel was constructed over the grave in the 4th century. The church of St John was changed into a marvelous basilica.
Sirince Village; which was the Greek village and well know with its beauty and the 2012 that most famouse people were there. At the end of the tour around approximately 4:00 pm, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Izmir, Izmir Airport, Izmir Port or Bus Station at around 6:00 pm (travel duration is estimated at 1 hour and 30 minutes). END OF SERVICES.
INCLUDED in the Tour Price:
- Centrally located Izmir hotels, Izmir Airport or Izmir cruise port pickup and drop-off
- Transport by private vehicle
- Private tour
- Professional licensed English speaking guide during the tour
- Lunch (Vegetarian lunch option available upon request).
- Entrance fees to attractions
- Local taxes and service charges
- Personal expenses and tips