We will pick you up for this excursion from Izmir port to visit Ephesus city. Ancient Ephesus was great commercial city and centre for the worship of Cybele. Following the Ionians influence, Cybele became Artemis, the virgin goddess of the hunt and the moon thus an splendid temple was built in her honour. You will explore the temple of Artemis (completed around 550 BC), one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. Emperor Constantine I renovated much of the city and erected new public baths. Wander the Basilica of St. John who came here with the Virgin Mary and wrote his Gospel. Continue to the House of Virgin Mary one of the most remarkable ancient cities of Asia Minor, Admire St. John’s Basilica and the handicraft center to have a presentation about ethnic Turkish arts. Transfer back to your cruise in Izmir port.
- The Terrace Houses section costs 15 USD per person.
- Ancient Ephesus is an open air museum of 1.5 km walking.
- Izmir port pick up & drop off service.
- All trip transfers with private AC vehicle.
- English speaking tourist guide during trip.
- Professional private driver during the trip.
- Entrance tickets to all visited sites.
- All trip taxes and service charge.
- Personal expenses
- Tipping kitty
Ephesus Quick Facts:
- Ephesus Turkey is now known as Selçuk, located in Anatolia on Turkish Asiatic Side.
- Ephesus is among the world best conserved classical places with Roman atmosphere.
- Ephesus is a Turkish known outdoor museum, it has been built for 4 times in history.
- Ephesus was founded 1500 to 1000 B.C and was the second big city of Roman Empire.
- Ancient Ephesus was a known coastal city with 250.000 pagans & Christians people.
- Ephesus has been ruined by an earthquake in 17 A.D then reconstructed by Tiberius.
- The Temple of Artemis in the ancient Ephesus was one of the world ancient wonders.
- The Ancient city of Ephesus has hosted the third ecumenical council about 431 A.D.
- Ephesus is the birthplace of Heraclitus & the first Church dedicated to Virgin Mary.
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