Private Shore Excursion: Ephesus, Terrace Houses, St. Mary House, St. John Basilica

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  • 8 hr

The tour will start with a drive to scenically wonderful coastal road before you reach the ancient city of Ephesus. The first place you will visit on this exciting tour will be the Virgin Mary’s House. Next you will visit the Ephesus ruins, predominantly from the later Roman period including the “Terrace Houses” located opposite Hadrian’s Temple. Then, your tour will continue to the ruins of the Basilica of St John. The Basilica had a cruciform plan with four domes along its longitudinal axis and a pair flanking the central dome to form the arm of the cross. Lunch will be served at a lovely local restaurant.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Karavan Travel

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Stop At: 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: 2 hour

Stop At: Ephesus Terrace Houses

Ephesus Terrace Houses

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The home nestled in the grotto is believed to have been Mary's residence during her last days.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Basilica of Saint John

This large sixth century church was built by Justinian I over the burial site of John the Apostle.

Duration: 1 hour
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