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  • Selcuk: Full-Day Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary Tour

    1. Selcuk: Full-Day Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary Tour

    Following a pickup from your hotel in Selcuk, enjoy a short drive to Ephesus in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan. Start by visiting the extensive ruins in the ancient city. Admire the fascinating ancient structures surrounding you, including the spectacular Temple of Hadrian, the stunning facade of the Library of Celsus, and the vast Great Theater.     Continue the tour to the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Then, stop by the house of Virgin Mary, a popular place of pilgrimage for Catholics, where it is believed the Virgin Mary spent the remainder of her life. Located on top of Bulbul Mountain, it offers visitors a panoramic view of the town.   Finally, explore the Isa Bey Mosque and marvel at its crown-like doors, a jewel of Seljukian architecture combined with decorative elements from the Ottoman Empire.

    Our guide, Marcy is a warm-hearted passionate woman. She is a great storyteller, so as we were touring, we could envision the ancient places. Ephesus is really worth going with a great guide.

  • From Izmir: Full-Day Small-Group Ephesus Tour

    2. From Izmir: Full-Day Small-Group Ephesus Tour

    Start with a pickup from your hotel in Izmir. Then, the discovery of Ephesus begins with the House of the Virgin Mary and a 10-minute drive to the ancient city of Ephesus. Explore the city by walking on the marble streets, accompanied by a guide.

    See the Odeon, State Agora, the Pretension, the Memmius Monument, the Domitian Temple, Hercules Gate, Curetes Street, Hadrian Temple, and the Latrines. Choose to take an optional visit to the terrace houses for an additional cost.

    After the terrace houses, carry on with your exploration with the Celsus Library, Marble Road, Commercial Agora, Great Theater, and Arcadian (harbor road). Enjoy a nice lunch served in a quaint local restaurant.

    Visit the Temple of Artemis. Here, there will be a good chance to take gorgeous pictures of the church of St. John and the Mosque of İsa Bey. Enjoy free time in the old village of Siri...

  • Ephesus: House of Virgin Mary & Artemis Temple Private Tour

    3. Ephesus: House of Virgin Mary & Artemis Temple Private Tour

    One of the main appeals of Kusadasi is its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus, the best preserved classical city in the Eastern Mediterranean. Cleopatra, Mark Antony, the Virgin Mary, and John the Apostle once walked its streets. This full-day guided tour from Kusadasi takes you to explore what is unquestionably one of the greatest sites of antiquity. The largest open-air museum in Turkey, Ephesus contains more than 30 buildings and structures linked together by streets that still bear the mark of ancient chariot wheels. Your guide will show you the awe inspiring Great Theater, where St. Paul preached against the pagans and gladiators once engaged in battle. Walk along Marble Street to the Library of Celsus - the facade of which has been remarkably restored. You will also visit the Temple of Hadrian, Roman baths, and many other remarkable ruins. The Church of the Virgin Mary lies...

    Do not miss this tour and guide! We will never forget it, it was very emotional and actually mind-blowing to be able to visit the House of the Virgin Mary - what an honour and a privilege. This tour and guide was excellent and really good value for money. It was the highlight of our cruise and I would urge everyone to go there. Ephesus was awesome also. We left a piece of our hearts there at the House of the Virgin Mary .....

  • From Izmir/Kusadasi: Private Full-Day Ephesus Excursion

    4. From Izmir/Kusadasi: Private Full-Day Ephesus Excursion

    Explore the ancient city of Ephesus on a private tour with pickup from Izmir hotels and the Izmir Port or from Kusadasi hotels or Kusadasi Port. After meeting, head to the House of Virgin Mary, the house where Mary spent her final days and where the Assumption is believed to have taken place.  Next, continue to the city of Ancient Ephesus, the best-preserved classical city in the Eastern Mediterranean. In the company of your professional guide, discover this open-air archeological museum, which was formerly the largest city on the planet. Wander around the streets and admire its beautiful monuments, including a library and roman theater, as well as a harbor. Afterwards, pay a visit to the Terrace Houses. Admire the frescoes and mosaics that line these luxury dwellings and wander through the bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchens that belonged to high ranking officers, governors, and rich ...

  • Private Ephesus Shore Excursion from Kusadasi

    5. Private Ephesus Shore Excursion from Kusadasi

    One of the main appeals of Kusadasi is its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus, the best preserved classical city in the Eastern Mediterranean. Cleopatra, Mark Antony, the Virgin Mary, and John the Apostle all once walked its streets. This full-day guided tour from Kusadasi takes you to explore what is unquestionably one of the greatest sites of antiquity. The largest open-air museum in Turkey, Ephesus contains more than 30 buildings and structures linked together by streets that still bear the mark of ancient chariot wheels. Your guide will show you the awe inspiring Great Theater, where St. Paul preached against the pagans and gladiators once engaged in battle. Walk along Marble Street to the Library of Celsus, the facade of which has been remarkably restored. You will also visit the Temple of Hadrian, Roman baths, and many other remarkable ruins. The Church of the Virgin Mary l...

  • Private Ephesus Tour

    6. Private Ephesus Tour

    Meet with your professional guide at Kusadasi Port or hotel. Drive to Ephesus-Selcuk. Ephesus is considered to one of the spectacular open-air museums in Turkey and in the world and one of the highlights of any visit to Turkey. During this privately guided tour, Ephesus city will come alive as you walk through 2,000 year-old marble streets to admire the Library of Celsius, Hadrians Temple, the Fountains of Trajan, Polio, the Temples of Hadrian and Domitian, Vedious and Scholastic Baths, Bouloterion, and the Great Theater with a capacity of 24.000 spectators. Also visit the Terrace Houses which are located on the slopes of Bulbul Mountain, opposite the Hadrian Temple. The Terrace Houses, also called “the houses of rich”, were for the important and wealthy people with beautiful frescoes and mosaics inside. After visiting Ephesus, continue on to the House of Virgin Mary. The Vatican has r...

  • From Istanbul: Ephesus & Pamukkale 2-Day Trip with Flights

    7. From Istanbul: Ephesus & Pamukkale 2-Day Trip with Flights

    Visit the ruins of Ephesus and the pools of Pamukkale on this 2-day tour from Istanbul. Fly from Istanbul and stay overnight in Kusadasi as you travel to Turkey's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Day 1 Begin your travels with a pickup from your hotel in Istanbul. Your driver will take you to the airport so you can board your 1.5-hour flight to Izmir. At your arrival, you wıll be greeted by your driver and safely taken to Selcuk to meet with your group participants and start your full-day tour. During the course of your day break for lunch. Head to the House of Virgin Mary, a church built on the top of the foundations of a structure thought to be the house where the Assumption happened and Mary spent her last days. Continue on to Ephesus, an archeological treasure and well-preserved classical city in the Eastern Mediterranean. See one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Temple of Artemi...

  • From Kusadasi Port: Ephesus Full-Day Private Trip

    8. From Kusadasi Port: Ephesus Full-Day Private Trip

    Rich in Greek, Roman, and Biblical history, Ephesus boasts an extraordinary number of superbly preserved monuments. This guided, full-day tour from Kusadasi takes you to explore its many amazing sites, including the revered House of the Virgin Mary. Ephesus is the best-preserved classical city on the Mediterranean, and perhaps the best place in the world to get a feeling of what life was like in Roman times. Walk along its remarkably well-preserved marble streets, flanked by columns, temples, and fountains. See fascinating ancient structures such as the Temple of Hadrian, the stunning facade of the Library of Celsus, and the Great Theater. Your expert guide will provide information about the many remarkable sites you encounter throughout the day. The House of the Virgin Mary lies just beyond Ephesus. According to Christian tradition, Mary was brought here by the Apostle John after t...

    Our private party of four were picked up at kussadasi port promptly without any problems Guide Metin was so interesting and friendly we felt entirely at ease and ready to learn a lot about Ephesus. We were not disappointed as we were guided around this excellent sight. Your company and especially Metin will be highly recommended to family and friends.

  • From Istanbul: 5-Day Cappadocia, Pamukkale & Ephesus Trip

    9. From Istanbul: 5-Day Cappadocia, Pamukkale & Ephesus Trip

    Day 1 Meet your driver at the hotel reception for an Istanbul airport transfer to catch your flight to Cappadocia. Upon your arrival to Cappadocia, be welcomed by a representative with a sign bearing your name. Next, be transferred to the tour office. Join a private North Cappadocia day tour. Visit iconic landmarks like Uchisar Castle Viewpoint and Goreme Open Air Museum. See a pottery demonstration and have a traditional lunch in Avanos. Conitnue to Red River, Devrent Valley, Pasabag (Monks Valley), and a traditional carpet weaving school. As the tour wraps up at around 5 PM, be escorted to your hotel. Spend the night in Cappadocia. Day 2 Start your day with breakfast at your hotel. Meet your guide and leave from the hotel for a private South Cappadocia day tour. Enjoy Goreme Panorama, hiking in the Red Valley, Old Greek Cavusin Village, Love Valley...

  • Ephesus: Private Full-Day Tour From Kusadası

    10. Ephesus: Private Full-Day Tour From Kusadası

    Explore the spectacular city of Ephesus, rich in Greek, Roman and Biblical history and boasting an extraordinary number of superbly preserved monuments. As one of the best-preserved classical cities of the Mediterranean, Ephesus is the best place in the world to get a feeling of what life was like in Roman times. Walk along its remarkably well-preserved marble streets, flanked by Roman columns, temples, and fountains. Admire the fascinating ancient structures surrounding you, including the spectacular Temple of Hadrian, the stunning facade of the Library of Celsus, and the vast Great Theater. Then continue the tour just outside the city with a visit to the House of the Virgin Mary lies. According to Christian tradition – and now recognized by the Vatican – Mary was brought here by the Apostle John after the Resurrection of Christ and lived her final days in this house.

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What people are saying about House of Virgin Mary

Our guide, Marcy is a warm-hearted passionate woman. She is a great storyteller, so as we were touring, we could envision the ancient places. Ephesus is really worth going with a great guide.

This is probably the best tour I had during my stay in Turkey. Our guide Marsy was so informative and entertaining, made the whole tour a great experience.

Excellent!!!

Congratulations to the guide and his driver! Excellent hosts The Tour is very interesting and enriching, as well as a delicious lunch.

It was a great tour and our guide was also great, really friendly and full of knowledge, very recommendable.

Perfect tour and very well organized. The Ali guide was fantastic and well trained.