Tour to Ephesus Ancient City, House of Virgin Mary, Basilica of St.John, Temple of Artemis

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combine through this shore excursion ancient history and Christian religion:visit Ephesus and its museum, explore the Temple of Artemis, considered one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. In addition discover the house of Virgin Mary and the basilica of St John,built over the tomb of St. John.

Meet at Kusadasi harbor and continue to Ephesus. 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.

Basilica of St.John - Built by the Emperor Justinian over the tomb of St. John the Apostle, the Basilica, now in ruins, once rivaled St. Sophia in size. See the remaining graceful columns and mosaics of the Basilica as you take in the panorama of the rural Selcuk countryside and the ruins of The Temple of Artemis.

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 Kusadasi

Step 2

Visit of Ephesus

Step 3

Visit of the House of Virgin Mary

Step 4

Visit of Basilica of St. John

Step 5

Visit of Temple of Artemis

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