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

    1. 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

    2. 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 ...

  • Ephesus: Full-Day Private Shore Excursion

    3. Ephesus: Full-Day Private Shore Excursion

    After pickup from the pier, start your tour with a 20-minute drive to Ephesus. Visit the ancient city of Ephesus for 1 hour 45 minutes. Ephesus is one of the most well-preserved Greco-Roman ancient cities in the world, famous for the Odeon home to music concerts; the Domitian Temple, one of the first temples in the history dedicated to humans; the Celcius Library,the third biggest library in the ancient world; the amphitheater, one of the biggest amphitheaters in the world with a 24000 person capacity, where St. Paul preached; Roman Baths; fountains; temples; Agora; and the Love House.  Visit the House of Virgin Mary, one of the pilgrimage centers of Christians and the site where Virgin Mary passed her time and died. Discover its history with the former Popes, and see the gifts they brought for this shrine. Next, stop at the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient age...

  • From Istanbul: Ephesus and the House of Virgin Mary Day Trip

    4. From Istanbul: Ephesus and the House of Virgin Mary Day Trip

    Discover the rich cultural heritage of Turkey with this day trip to Ephesus, the Temple of Artemis, and the House of the Virgin Mary. Explore these incredible sites with an experienced local guide. Benefit from round-trip flights and luxury transfers from your hotel in Istanbul. After pickup in Istanbul, travel to the airport where you’ll board a flight to Izmir. Once you’ve landed, drive to the incredible UNESCO World Heritage site of Ephesus. Wander through the ancient ruins with your guide, see the Grand Theater, and admire the stunning Library of Celsus. Continue your tour with a visit to the House of the Virgin Mary, where the mother of Jesus was said to spend her final days. Finally, head to the sparse ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Afterwards, fly back to Istanbul and get dropped off at your hotel.

  • 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...

  • From Kusadasi Port: Ephesus Full-Day Private Trip

    6. 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.

  • Ephesus: Private Full-Day Tour From Kusadası

    7. 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.

  • Small Group: Ephesus Private Tour from Kusadasi

    8. Small Group: Ephesus Private Tour from Kusadasi

    Explore Ephesus in a small-group tour with an expert local guide. Visit Ancient Ephesus, Temple of Artemis, Terrace Houses, House of Virgin Mary, and Basilica of St. John, with Skip-The-Line tickets. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Meet your guide and drive to Ephesus, An Archeological treasure, The best-preserved classical city in Eastern Mediterranean. Feel like a time traveler, as you walk down the well preserved streets and alleys, where Mother Mary, St. John and St. Paul walked. Next, go to Terrace Houses, once the dwellings of wealthy Ephesians, decorated with beautiful frescoes and mosaics. Go to the House of Virgin Mary, declared by the church to be the final house where Mary spent her last days, also believed that the Assumption took place there on the 15th of August. Continue on to St John Basilica, 3 km away from the ruins of Ephesus and admire the impressive...

  • From Kusadasi Port: Private Highlights of Ephesus Tour

    9. From Kusadasi Port: Private Highlights of Ephesus Tour

    Starting and ending in Kusadasi Port, step back in time to ancient Ephesus on this private guided tour and explore historic sights including Hercules Gate, Marble Road, and Ephesus Museum. Visit the House of the Virgin Mary, the Temple of Artemis, and more.

    Meet your guide at the port, then drive toward your first stop, the House of Virgin Mary. Explore and learn about the house (church) for approximately 45 minutes before taking a 5-minute drive to Ephesus.

    Take about 2 hours to discover Ephesus by walking on the marble streets, accompanied by your tour guide.

    Ephesus is an exceptional testimony to the cultural traditions of the Hellenistic, Roman Imperial, and early Christian periods, and it is also an important site for Christianity as one of the seven churches of revelation.

    See the Odeon, State Agora, prytaneion, Memmius ...

  • Kusadasi: House of the Virgin Mary Hike with Lunch

    10. Kusadasi: House of the Virgin Mary Hike with Lunch

    Experience the natural beauty of Turkey on a guided hike on the Mother Mary trail, a 4.5 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near the town of Selçuk and the city of Izmir. See beautiful wildflowers and Selçuk mountain views as you walk to the House of the Virgin Mary. In the morning, get picked up from your hotel or Kusadasi Port and enjoy a ride to the Arvalya area to start your hike to the House of Virgin Mary. Walk to the House of the Virgin Mary, a place where, according to the beliefs of many people, Mary, the mother of Jesus, spent the last years of her life. Afterward, meet your driver and have lunch in a local restaurant before returning back to the Kusadasi area where you will be dropped off at where you were picked up.

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What people are saying about House of Virgin Mary

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We had very interesting sightseeing of Ephesos, Temple of Artemis, House of Virgin Maria in July 2018, incl. local-typical lunch with our guide Volkan and driver Ali. We consider professionalism, knowledge, experiences, service and flexibility of our guide and the organisation of the tour to be excellent. We could have spent much more time at every sight and for sure our guide would never stop providing us with more and more details and background. Overall, well-balanced information also for our children (15, 13). Please don't forget good and sufficient sun protection in Ephesos and to start early in the morning as it is quite hot there. Also, we booked our tour just a view days before and had some change requests on the place where to meet which was no issue at all and well organised. Fluent German of our guide. Many thanks, Volkan. Price-wise, these tours are not cheap, while Ephesos is worth every penny. We could use a discount due to short term booking which was ok.

Fantastic!

Our visit to Ephesus could not have gone better. Everything perfect. The fabulous guide Augusto, attentive to every detail (traveling with a baby) and knowledgeable of the region. I highly recommend the services. Thank you Augusto and our driver for all your care. If we ever come back, we want to count on you again!

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.

Fantastic service

Fantastic quality of service with excellent guide, services and transport. Truly recommended