From Bodrum: Highlights of Ephesus Tour

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Explore the ancient wonders of Ephesus on a captivating tour from Bodrum. Departing Bodrum, this excursion takes you on a journey through time to one of the best-preserved ancient cities in the world.

Highlights

  • Explore the remarkable ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus
  • Visit the beautifully restored Terrace Houses
  • Marvel at the grandeur of the Library of Celsus
  • Experience the serenity of Mary's House
  • Discover the remnants of the ancient Temple of Artemis

Description

You will meet your private guide at your hotel in Bodrum. We will start by driving to the house of the virgin mary.. The House of Virgin Mary is where Mary may have spent her last days. Indeed, she may have come to the area together with Saint John. This place was officially declared a shrine of the Roman Catholic Church in 1986, and since then it has become a popular place of pilgrimage. Pope Paul VI visited the shrine in 1967. The visit to the House (church) takes about 45 minutes and after our visit; there will be a 5 min drive to Ephesus. Ephesus is an exceptional testimony to the cultural traditions of the Hellenistic, Roman Imperial, and early Christian periods. Ephesus is an important site for Christianity; being one of the seven churches of revelation. Apostle Paul probably spent two and half years in Ephesus during his third missionary journey. It will take about 2 hours to discover Ephesus ancient city by walking on the marble streets, so it is useful to wear comfortable shoes like sneakers. accompanied by our English-speaking tour guide. The site has two entrances; as it is slightly downhill, it is better to start from the upper gate. On our tour, we will be seeing Odeon, State Agora, Prytaneion, Memmius Monument, Domatian Temple, Hercules Gate, Curetes Street, Hadrian Temple, Latriens and Private House (so-called Brothel, 'Terrace Houses') Celsus Library, Marble Road, Commercial Agora, Great Theater, and Arcadine (Harbour Road). We will visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven world wonders of antiquity. there will be a good chance to shoot photos of the Church of St. John and the Mosque of Isa Bey from the best angle as well.

Includes

Professional English Speaking Tour Guide Private transportation Air-conditioned vehicle Parking Fees

Important Information

  • House of Mary:250 TL Ephesus: 700 TL Museum: 220 TL Terrace Houses: 320 TL

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