5 - 6 Hours Mini Group (Max 10 pax) Excursion to Ephesus with PRIVATE OPTION

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NO HIDDEN COSTS : Entrances fees are INCLUDED. Option with Terrace houses. Enjoy this 5-6 hour excursion starting at Kusadasi, and taking you to Ephesus where you can trace Alexander the Great, Caesar or Cicero. Visit the recently opened Terrace Houses (entry included in options with Terrace Houses and private) and admire the frescos as well as the The House of Virgin Mary and temple of Artemis. Once back in Kusadasi, you can enjoy some shopping. Entrance fees, Professional Licenced Tour guide, A/C transportation are included * Small group ensures personal service * Informative, friendly and professional guide * Small-group tour by minibus * Option with Private Tour for your family

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Small Group (Max. 10 Pax) & Private Tours in Turkey

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At:

Our Tour guide will meet you at Kusadasi Port or Your Hotel Lobby with your name sign at pre-arranged time

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)

Our first stop is the House of Virgin Mary. The House of Virgin Mary is located on the Aladag Mountains 5 miles away from Ephesus. At the third Ecumenical Council on 431 AD in Ephesus, it was claimed that Mary came to Ephesus with St. John in 37 A.D. and lived there until her death in 48 A.D. After the discovery of the house, the Archbishop of Izmir declared there as a place of pilgrimage in 1892. On July 26, 1967, Pope Paul VI visited this place and prayed there

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus

Our second stop is Ephesus Ancient City. We will start visiting one of the main highlights in Turkey, Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionian League (an ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor) is located near Izmir. As a port city it was a major departure point for trade routes into Asia Minor. Walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus; it was built in the beginning of the 2nd century A.D. by Gaius Julius Aquila to be a memorial to his father Gaius Julius Celsus Polemanus, the proconsul of Province of Asia. , the Temple of Hadrian and The Grand Theater are two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus. Grand theatre was built in 3rd century B.C and it was later expanded to 24.000 spectators by the Romans in the 1st century A.D.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Ephesus Terrace Houses

Terrace Houses is located on skirt of Pion Mountain. There are 6 residential units which were built on three man-made terraces. These houses were settled by wealty citizens of Ephesus. These houses were very fancy decorated with wall frescoes and floor mosaics. There are many steps to ascend from bottom to top. Terrace Houses is included in Private and with Terrace Houses Options only

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Temple of Artemis

Our last stop is The Temple of Artemis where used to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world as our last stop before drive back to Kusadasi town center and port

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Kusadasi Gazi Begendi Park

Arrival to Kusadasi Port and the town center through Gazi Beğendi Park

Duration: 5 minutes
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