Religious Biblical Ephesus Tour visits Artemis Temple, Virgin Mar’s House, Ephesus Antique City and St. John’s Basilica
Ephesus was not only a lively trade center or cultural hot spot. It was also a religious center. The cult image of Artemis in Artemis Temple attracted crowds and drew them to Ephesus. In Greek and Roman Era, jews and Christians lived in this city. St. Paul lived in Ephesus for three years. St. John came to Ephesus with Virgin Mary and they both lived their last years in this city and died here.
Today it is possible to visit the remains of Artemis Temple right next to Ephesus City. On a mountain seven kilometers from Ephesus, Virgin Mary’s House is open to visitors. Also there is a church dedicated to Virgin Mary in Ephesus City. St. John’s Basilica is on a hill in the middle of modern Selcuk town and easily reachable for visitors.
ITINERARY FOR HALF DAY EPHESUS TOUR, RELIGIOUS EPHESUS TOUR
We will pick you up from your hotel or another place within Selcuk or Kusadasi. We will start our tour with Artemis Temple. After we visit the remains of this mighty temple which is considered as one of the seven wonders of ancient World, we will drive to Virgin Mary’s House. You can visit the chapel and light a candle or walk in the peaceful garden or leave your wishes on the wishing Wall.
Afterwards, we will drive to Ephesus Gates an start to explore Ephesus City.We will see Temple of Hadrian, Domitians Temple, Hercules Gate, Celsus Library, Great Theater of Ephesus and more of the remains.After we finish our walk in Ephesus City, we will drive to a restaurant for lunch and enjoy the local cuisine.After lunch, we will drive to St. John’s Basilica. We will walk into this beautiful castle and see the last residence of St. John.
After we finish Religious Biblical Ephesus Tour, we will drive you back to your hotel or another place within Kusadasi or Selcuk
INCLUDED TO HALF DAY EPHESUS TOUR, RELIGIOUS EPHESUS TOUR
Pick up and drop off from Selcuk and Kusadasi
All transfers with a modern air conditioned vehicle
English Speaking professional guide
All entrance fees
Taxes, Highway tickets
NOT INCLUDED TO HALF DAY EPHESUS TOUR, RELIGIOUS EPHESUS TOUR
Tips to the guide and driver
Drinks at lunch
Transfer to the places apart from Selcuk and Kusadasi
TIPS & NOTES FOR HALF DAY EPHESUS TOUR, RELIGIOUS EPHESUS TOUR
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.
PRICES FOR HALF DAY EPHESUS TOUR, RELIGIOUS EPHESUS TOUR
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