1 Day Ephesus Tour From Istanbul

Overview

Ephesus was an ancient port city whose well-preserved ruins are in modern-day Turkey. The city was once considered the most important Greek city and the most important trading center in the Mediterranean region. Throughout history, Ephesus survived multiple attacks and changed hands many times between conquerors. It was also a hotbed of early Christian evangelism and remains an important archaeological site and Christian pilgrimage destination.

Ephesus is located near the western shores of modern-day Turkey, where the Aegean Sea meets the former estuary of the River Kaystros, about 80 kilometers south of Izmir, Turkey.

ITINERARY:

Ephesus Ruins, Temple of Artemis, House of Virgin Mary

We will meet at your hotel lobby and transfer you to Istanbul Airport for your flight to Izmir. Upon arrival to Izmir we will meet and depart for our Ephesus tour.

Begin your Ephesus group tour with a visit to The Temple of Artemis, which is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, and built in an area of Ephesus. Today one can only see the ruins of the foundations of this marvelous construction of the Hellenistic Age, entirely made of marble and full of sculptured columns’ capitals and shafts. Your next visit is to the archeological site of world famous ancient Greco-Roman City of Ephesus. You will enter Ephesus through the Magnesia Gate and begin a slow, downhill walk with your guide into the ruins of this Roman provincial capital. Your route takes you past the Odeon Theater, the Celsius Library, the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan and the Great Theater. The theater, which seats 24,000 spectators, is believed to be the site where St. Paul preached to the Ephesians; it is still used today for a local spring festivals and concerts. After visiting this impressive site, you will break for lunch and then continue your tour with a visit of The House of Virgin Mary, which is considered a holy place for both Christians and Muslims alike. The House of the Virgin Mary is the official site recognized by the Vatican as the residence where the Virgin Mary spent her final days and it provides you with the opportunity to experience a special tranquility for prayer and meditation.

After the tour you be transferred to Izmir Airport for your flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival to Istanbul we will meet and transfer you to your hotel.  our team says so long and looks forward to be your host again until next time on your travel pleasure for other destinations. Gule Gule.

Included/Excluded

  • Domestic flights as mentioned in the program with 15kg luggage allowance.
  • Licensed guides throughout Ephesus tours
  • Local taxes and service charges
  • Arrival/departure transfers
  • lunch and fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses

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