Skip-the-Line | Half-Day Ancient Ephesus Tour With House of Virgin Mary

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Get a dose of ancient history during this 4-hour tour of Ephesus. Your local guide will introduce you to what was once the greatest city in the Roman Empire and stop at famous sites such as the Temple of Hadrian, the Library of Celcius and the Odeon. After exploring the ancient city you’ll head to the House of the Virgin Mary, which is believed to be where the biblical heroine lived before she died. Your guide will inform you about the years of the Roman Empire and other essential periods in Turkish history.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Goodman Tours

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Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus

Ancient City of Ephesus Once in the ancient city itself we will explore this ancient Roman city and visit the Library of Celcius, Temple of Hadrian, the Theatre and Odeon. Hellenistic and Roman vestiges: Odeon, Bouleterion, Fountains, Temples, Roman Baths. The Library of Celsus: Renowned for its statues of four female figures symbolizing Wisdom, Knowledge, Intelligence and Valor. The Great Theater: This theater is the spot where St Paul preached to Ephesians.

Duration: 1 hour

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

Here a small stone house of the Virgin Mary has become a pilgrimage place for Catholics from around the world. It is believed that Blessed Mary has spent her last days in this house and the house has also been noted for the Vatican as one of the final resting places of Holy Mary. Three popes from the Vatican, Pope Paul VI in 1967, pope John Paull 2nd in 1995 and pope Benedictus in 2008, have been to the house so far.

Duration: 1 hour
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