Travel back in time and visit the ruins of Ephesus on a full-day tour from Izmir Stroll down marble streets to see the remains of temples, statues and Roman baths. And go to the house where the Virgin Mary spent her final days.
Pick-up service : Izmir Port – Izmir international Airport or Izmir Hotel
Duration : 7 hours
Full description : Explore the stunning ruins of Ephesus on this full-day sightseeing tour from Izmir , . As it is a private tour you can start at any time you like, depending on the arrival and departure time of your cruise ship,Airport or your Hotels
You will also visit the small House of the Virgin Mary, where it is thought she spent her final days after St. John brought her to Ephesus following the death of Jesus. Located on Mount Bulbuldagi (Koressos), it’s a popular pilgrim site for Christians and Muslims and boasts a captivating, spiritual atmosphere.
Once inside the grounds of Ephesus, wander among the ruins with your guide to see sites such as the Odeon Theatre, which could seat up to 1,400 spectators in its day. Admire the beautiful Roman statues and decorations carved into marble slabs at the Pollio Fountain. Other highlights include the Celcius Library, completed by the Romans in 117AD. The building has the most awe-inspiring façade, with columns, statues, and intact windows.
Finally, explore the Greek Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, and go to the Basilica of St John constructed by Justinian I over the burial site of the Apostle John.