Classical Full Day Ephesus Tour. Visiting Artemis Temple, Virgin Mary’s House, Ephesus Antique City and Isa Bey Mosque.
Ephesus Tour : Ephesus is one of the most famous antique cities of Turkey, Dating back to Hittites, this antique city lived under the rule of many great civilizations such as Greeks, Romans, Seljuks and Ottoman Empire. The golden age of Ephesus was under Roman Empire and in this period Ephesus was a very lively trade center as well as science and culture. Also it has great importance in religion. Christians and Jews lived in this city and left their signs. Ephesus is one of the seven churches mentioned in the book of Revelations. Also St Paul lived here for three years. St. John came here with Virgin Mary and they both lived their last years and died here. It is possible to visit Virgin Mary’s House and St. John’s Basilica in this area. Also there is a churched named after Virgin Mary in Ephesus City.
We will pick you up from your hotel or another agreed place in Kusadasi or Selcuk and drive to Artemis Temple.
We will visit the remains of this great temple which is considered as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
Afterwards, we will drive to Virgin Mary’s House. You can visit the chapel and light a candle or leave your wishes on the wishing wall and walk in the peaceful garden.
After we visit Virgin Mary’s House, we will drive to Ephesus and start to explore the city. We will see Temple of Hadrian, Domitians Temple, Hercules Gate, Celsus Library, Great Theater of Ephesus and more of the remains. It is almost like stepping into another era.
After we finish our visit to Ephesus, we will have lunch in and enjoy the local cuisine.
After lunch we will visit Isa Bey Mosque. This Seljuk Mosque has a unique arcihtecture.
After Isa Bey Mosque, we will stop by a carpet factory. You can either have tea in the garden or walk around to see the process of carpet weaving. If you are interested, you can watch a demonstration. After we rest and finish our visit, we will drive you back to your hotel or another agreed place.
All transfers with a modern air conditioned vehicle
English Speaking professional guide
All entrance fees
Taxes, Highway tickets
Tips to the guide and driver
Drinks at lunch
Transfer to the places apart from Selcuk and Kusadasi
Due to the nature of this tour, this tour is not recommended for guests using a walker or wheelchair, or who have difficulties in walking, climbing, or managing steps. Guest must be able to walk about 2 kms on marble and stone surfaces.
It is possible to arrange transfer to the other towns on demand with extra fee. Please contact us if you need to customize this itinerary.
It is possible to book guides in other languages on demand with extra fee. Click the chat window on the page and ask for details.
Do not forget to bring drinking water, sunscreen, hat, umbrella and sunglasses. Also it is a good idea to bring insect repellents in summmer time.
If you have any questions, email us or click on the chat window. We are ready to help you to plan your dream vacation.