Half Day Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary Tour

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Our tour starts around 08.30am and ends around 1 pm. This tour includes visits to several attractions just in 4 hours. First attraction is the House of Virgin Mary, where she is believed to have spent her last days. Secondly, we will walk on the marble streets of the ancient city of Ephesus which was once an important center for Ionian League, but the ruins you will see are from the Greco-Roman times.

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

It is the house where Mary may have spent her last days. Indeed, she may have come in the area together with Saint John. This place was offically 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 shrine in 1967.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ancient City of 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. In two hours, you will be exploring the city by walking on the marble streets, accompanied by our English speaking tour guide. In our tour, we will be seeing Odeon, State Agora, Prytaneion, Memmius Monument, Domatian Temple, Hercules Gate, Curetes Street, Hadrian Temple, Latriens. The visits to Private House (So-called brothel, ‘Terrace Houses’) is an optional visit for an extra 25 ₺/person and your guide should be informed before hand. After Terrace Houses, we will carry on with our exploration with Celsus Library, Marble Road, Commercial Agora, Great Theather, Arcadiane (Harbour Road).

Duration: 3 hour
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