Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour to Ephesus, Virgin Mary’s House and the Temple of Artemis. Afterwards, you will enjoy an authentic local lunch and carpet demonstration.
Full description : Meet your guide at Kusadasi Port. He will be waiting at the pier holding a sign with your name written on it. After 30 minutes of driving, the first site of your program will be the House of Virgin Mary. It is believed that she was brought here by St. John and that she spent her last years in this area. Typically, 45 minutes will be spent at this site.
After you get all the necessary information from your guide, you will have enough time to explore the site on your own. Afterwards, there will be a 15 minute drive to Ephesus. Start your Ephesus visit from the upper site gate. During this 2-hour tour, you will have the chance to learn about the history of Ephesus and see the highlights of this site: Odeon, Celsus Library, Great Theater and Hercules Gate. Have plenty of time to walk around and take photos. If some group members want, they will be able to visit the terrace houses, the former homes of rich Ephesians (additional cost).
Your guide will be able to give you general information about this area, while the rest of the group will have time on their own. After you leave Ephesus, the next stop will be at a carpet workshop, where you will have lunch. After tasting authentic local food, you will have the chance to watch carpets being handmade. On the way back to the port, make your last stop at the Temple of Artemis, and spend about 30 minutes here. There is not much left to see on the site, but the history of this ancient world will be interesting. Your tour will finish back at Kusadasi Port.
Includes : Entrance fees
Port/ Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Transport by private vehicle
Duration : 6 hours