Kusadasi (Ephesus) Shore Excursion
4 hours Private Tour to Ephesus including House of Virgin Mary and Temple of Artemis

  • Ephesus
    Ephesus
  • Ephesus
    Ephesus
  • Ephesus
    Ephesus
  • Ephesus
    Ephesus
This tour contains the most popular attractions in Ephesus and surroundings. You will be met by your private tour guide at harbor or hotel and start your tour.
This tour covers:

Ephesus Ancient City
Ephesus Ancient City is one of the best well-kept Roman Cities in the world. Ephesus was the capital of Asia Minor and the most important commercial center of western Anatolia. It is the city where Saint Paul preached and was mentioned several times in New Testament. Ephesus Ancient city is the most popular attraction for cruise guests.

House of Virgin Mary
It is the place where Blessed Mary may have spent her final days. It is estimated that Mary came in the area together with Saint John who spent several years in Ephesus to spread the Christianity. Here is still active for worship where was declared as a shrine for Christians. Different Popes visited this plac: Paul 6th in 1967, John 2nd in 1979 and finally Benedict 16th in 2006.

Terrace Houses
Also called as "the houses of rich", these houses were built for the important and wealthy people of Ephesus, as only rich people could afford such houses. The best examples of mosaics, excellent frescos ( wall paintings ), one of the first examples of central heating system can be found in Terrace Houses.

Temple of Artemis
The Temple of Artemision is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient world. This temple is the only one in the world where you can see 3 different religious: Worship places as Temple, Mosque and Church at the same time.

Saint John Church ( Expression from Temple of Artemis )
It is believed that the Evangelist St. John had spent his last years in the region around Ephesus and buried in the southern slope of Ayosolug Hill. The tomb of St John was under the central dome.

Notes:
• Minimum required time for this tour is 6 hours.
• Terrace Houses are not recommended for disable people because of the steps.
• According to your request, we can skip some of the sights of above program.
• We are stationed in Ephesus / Kusadasi. Please get in touch for details of your tours in other cities/locations such as Istanbul and Izmir.