Ephesus Ancient City, Terrace House, Temple of Artemis

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this shore excursion takes you back thousands of years with a walk through the extremely well preserved, Ancient city of Ephesus and the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. In addition you shall enjoy a guided tour into the houses of the richest citizens of Ephesus the so called Terrace Houses.

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.

The Terrace Houses - Ephesus Terrace Houses are located on the slopes of Bulbul Mountain, opposite the Hadrian Temple. Also called as "the houses of rich", these houses were for the important and wealthy people of Ephesus, as only rich people could afford such houses.

The Temple of Artemis, which had been built at first during the Archaic period, today it's known one of the Seven Wonders of Ancient World. 

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 Terrace Houses

Step 4

Visit of the Temple of Artemis

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