Highlights of ancient city Ephesus full day private tour

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  • 7 hr

Ephesus is an ancient site located in Aegean Turkey. According to the old legends, Ephesus was founded by the female warriors known as the Amazons. After the Pompei in Italy, Ephesus was the second largest open-air museum in the world. On this tour our guide will show you the best of it in one day.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Uopera tours

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Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel or from your cruise ship. You will start your tour with a 20-minute drive to Ephesus with a visit to the most important buildings. Ephesus is an ancient city in Turkey’s Central Aegean region, near modern-day Selçuk. Its excavated remains reflect centuries of history, from classical Greece to the Roman Empire – when it was the Mediterranean’s main commercial center – to the spread of Christianity. Paved streets wind past squares, baths and monumental ruins. The Temple of Hadrian was built before 138 A.D. for Emperor Hadrian’s visit.

Duration: 1 hour

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

The second stop will be 6 km away – The House of Virgin Mary, one of the pilgrimage centers of Christians. The House of the Virgin Mary is a Catholic shrine located on Mt. Koressos in the vicinity of Ephesus, 7 kilometers from Selçuk in Turkey.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Temple of Artemis

The next is The Temple of Artemis which was one of the seven wonders of ancient times. You will have time to have some rest and eat your lunch in one of the local restaurants. The Temple of Artemis or Artemision, also known less precisely as the Temple of Diana, was a Greek temple dedicated to an ancient, local form of the goddess Artemis. It was located in Ephesus.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: The Basilica of Saint John

The last stop will be visiting St John’s Basilica. The Basilica of St. John was a basilica in Ephesus. It was constructed by Justinian I in the 6th century. It stands over the believed burial site of John the Apostle. It was modeled after the now lost Church of the Holy Apostles in Constantinople. You will be driven back at the end of the tour.

Duration: 1 hour
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