Ephesus Ancient City, House of Virgin Mary

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if you only have 5 hours at your disposal and you want to see the main highlights from Izmir port this is the right shore excursion. With this tour you shall be introduced to the every day life of Ancient Greeks while visiting Ephesus city and you will step into what is considered knowadays the last home of the Virgin.

After meeting up your Guide at the port of Izmir, Drive southward to Selcuk Town. Pass the cotton fields, vineyards, and pine woods, while driving along the blue Aegean shores.

Arrival to Ephesus - 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 Odeon, the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan and the Great Theater. The theater had seating for 24,000, which was the site where it is believed St. Paul preached to the Ephesians, and is used today for a local spring festival.

House of the Virgin Mary - The Vatican has recognized this small house in the Solmissos Mountains as the final resting place of the Virgin Mary. A small shrine dedicated to St. Mary was found when the ruins of the house were first discovered.

Inclusions

-         transportation by deluxe, air-conditioned vehicle, late-model

          (bus, minibus or taxi, according to your group’s size)

-         professional driver

-         insurance cover during transfers by vehicle

-         licensed English-speaking guide *

-         entrance fees

-         all taxes

-         identification sign with your name on it

-         mobile contact number for any emergency, available 24/7

          * guides in other languages available, upon request

Step 1

Your tour starts from the port of Izmir

Step 2

Visit of Ephesus

Step 3

Visit of the House of Virgin Mary

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