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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.

  • Kusadasi: Small Group Ephesus Tour

    2. Kusadasi: Small Group Ephesus Tour

    Your tour will begin as you are picked up from your accommodation between 8:30AM and 9:00AM in the morning. From there your first stop will be to the House of Virgin Mary, which is speculated to be the place where Mary spent her final days. The site was officially declared a shrine of the Roman Catholic Church in 1986, and has since become a popular place of pilgrimage. Your tour will then proceed to Ephesus. Ephesus is an exceptional testimony to the cultural traditions of the Hellenistic, Roman Imperial, and early Christian periods. It is an important site for Christianity; being one of the seven Churches of Revelation. Over the space of two hours you will explore the city by walking on the marble streets accompanied by an English-speaking tour guide. Throughout your tour you will see Odeon, State Agora, Prytaneion, Memmius Monument, Domatian Temple, Hercules Gate, Curetes Street, Ha...

    Our guide was good but he Set it us up for a carpet deal He knew his stuff and shared it well! Perhaps we could have spent more time in the village that was once Greek then exchanged during the great exchange . A little disappointing.

  • Ephesus and Pamukkale: Day Trip by Plane from Istanbul

    3. Ephesus and Pamukkale: Day Trip by Plane from Istanbul

    Enjoy a full-day package trip that takes you on a guided tour from Istanbul to 2 of Turkey’s most fascinating attractions: the ancient cities of Ephesus and Hierapolis. Spend a full day marveling at ancient, multi-cultural architecture and monuments without worrying about any of the details of traveling and organizing. You’ll start your day with pickup from your hotel in Istanbul, bright and early at 5:15 AM for a transfer to the airport for your 7:30 AM flight to Izmir. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted and brought to Ephesus to meet with your guide and take your Ancient City Tour. Ephesus is an iconic former-Greek city, built in the 10th century, famed for its temples, monuments, and theaters. Known as the commercial, religious, and social center of antiquity, this is sure to be the highlight to your whole visit to Turkey. Explore the city’s combination of Greek, Roman and Byzantine mar...

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

    4. 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

    5. 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 .....

  • Kusadasi: Private Ephesus Tour and Turkish Cooking Class

    6. Kusadasi: Private Ephesus Tour and Turkish Cooking Class

    Make a journey between History and food culture of Turkey as you discover the ancient city of Ephesus. Buy fresh ingredients at a local market and learn and cook Turkish Cuisine in a cooking class. Be picked up from your hotel, in a comfortable air-conditioned van and drive to Ephesus Greco-Roman city. Admire one of the best preserved ancient cities and see the Temple of Hadrian, Temple of Trajan, the Theater and the Library of Celsus. Go to a local market or a grocery to buy fresh vegetables and fruits from Selcuk/ Kusadasi. Join the cooking class and learn how to cook 3 delicious dishes from the Turkish cuisine. Take the opportunity to taste the mouth-watering results of your hard work on a beautiful terrace, as you judge your culinary abilities. Taste classic Turkish dishes and learn how they differ from the present day. Return back to Kusadasi Port or Hotel at the end.

  • Private Ephesus Shore Excursion from Kusadasi

    7. 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: Ephesus Private Full-Day Tour with Lunch

    8. From Kusadasi: Ephesus Private Full-Day Tour with Lunch

    Walk along marble streets, and see the Temple of Artemis, the Baths of Scholastica, and the Library of Celsus, built by Gaius Julius Aquila. Marvel at the Temple of Hadrian and the Grand Theater, two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus. Stand at the House of the Virgin Mary, where she lived until her death. Learn the history of this sacred location and place of pilgrimage that was once visited by Pope Paul VI. Next, travel to the mountain village of Sirince, and pass the picturesque vineyards and peach trees. Discover the synthesis of Turkish and Greek culture as you admire the mosque and Orthodox church. Finally, spend some time exploring the narrow streets of Sirince, filled with handmade crafts, olive oil, and local wine.

  • From Cappadocia: Ephesus and Pamukkale 3-Day Private Trip

    9. From Cappadocia: Ephesus and Pamukkale 3-Day Private Trip

    Explore the most iconic Roman archaeological sites in Turkey on an all-inclusive trip. Learn about the history of Ephesus and Hierapolis from an expert guide. Enjoy the natural hot springs and unique landscape at Pamukkale. Day 1: Meet your driver at your hotel reception for airport transfer. Catch a flight to Izmir. Be greeted by a representative upon your arrival at Izmir Airport. Be transferred to your hotel in Ephesus and get a good night's sleep. Day 2: Begin the day with a hearty breakfast at your hotel. Get ready for a day of exploring the ancient ruins of Ephesus with a hotel pickup. Visit the Library of Celsus, Temple of Hadrian, Open Air Theatre, Virgin Mary House, St. John Basilica, Isa Bey Mosque, and Artemis Temple. Stroll past massive Roman pillars, city walls, and towers. Conclude the tour at around 5 PM and be whisked away to your ne...

  • All inclusive Private Full day Ephesus tour with Lunch

    10. All inclusive Private Full day Ephesus tour with Lunch

    Learn more about famous religious sites like The House of Virgin Mary, St. John Basilica, and Artemis temple in this private tour of Ephesus from Kuşadas. Taste some delicious Turkish food at a local restaurant, as you see this significant port city. 

    Be met by your private guide at Kusadasi port or your accommodation. Travel in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle to Ephesus. Stroll along the ancient streets to see impressive monuments like the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus, the Temple of Hadrian and The Grand Theater. Visit the House of the Virgin Mary to see where it is thought that Mary lived until her death. 

    Savor a delicious Turkish lunch and beverage. After Lunch, drive to Basilica of St. John, where it is believed that the evangelist St. John spent his final days. Stop at Artemis Temple to see one of the seven wonders of the ancient ...

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What people are saying about Library of Celsus

Unforgettable and very emotional and our guide Ilker was fantastic!

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 .....

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!

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.