Private Tour of Ephesus, Mary's House & Artemis

Step back thousands of years on this Private guided tour of Ephesus from Selcuk, Sirince and Kusadasi, exploring the many ancient archeological sites, and then move on to Ephesus, once one of the most important cities in Asia Minor. Stroll among the millennia-old ruins, many of which have only been excavated in the last century. See the remains of the Temple of Artemis and visit the supposed house of the Virgin Mary before stopping by a famous 14th-century mosque.

per adult from

$145

NZD

Duration

8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Professional guide
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
    • Entry/Admission - The Odeion
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Hadrian
    • Entry/Admission - Bibliotheque de Celsus
    • Entry/Admission - Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu
    • Entry/Admission - The Temple of Artemis
    • Entry/Admission - Isa Bey Mosque
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Drinks
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Selcuk 35100 Turkey

    The House of the Virgin Mary (or Meryem Ana Evi in Turkish) is a place where, according to the beliefs of many people Mary, the mother of Jesus, spent the last years of her life. She was supposed to arrive at Ephesus together with St. John and lived there in the years 37-45 CE until her Assumption (according to Catholic doctrine) or Dormition (according to Orthodox belief).

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey

    Of Turkey's hundreds of ancient cities and classical ruins, Ephesus is the grandest and best preserved. Indeed, it's the best place on the Mediterranean to get a feel for what life was like in ancient times. Ancient Ephesus was a great trading city and a centre for the cult of Cybele, the Anatolian fertility goddess.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: The Odeion, Efes Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk, Selcuk Turkey

    The Odeion of Ancient Ephesus is a small, semi-circular theater originally constructed in the 2nd century A.D and financed by PubliusVedius Antonius and his wife FlaviaPaiana. The building would have served as a space for political meetings, social events, concerts and theatrical performances.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Temple of Hadrian, Curetes St., Selcuk Turkey

    This temple dedicated to the Emperor Hadrian is considered one of the best preserved and most beautiful structures on Curetes Street. It was constructed in the beginning of the 2nd century AD by P. Quintilius to celebrate Hadrian visiting the city from Athens.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Bibliotheque de Celsus, Efes Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk, Selcuk Turkey

    Bibliotheque de Celsus, Selcuk, Turkey
    This magnificent library dating from the early 2nd century AD, the best-known monument in Ephesus, has been extensively restored. Originally built as part of a complex, the library looks bigger than it actually is: the convex facade base heightens the central elements, while the middle columns and capitals are larger than those at the ends. Facade niches hold replica statues of the Four Virtues. From left to right, they are Sophia (Wisdom), Arete (Goodness), Ennoia (Thought) and Episteme (Knowledge).

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, Selcuk Turkey

    The great theater of Ephesus is a splendidly preserved and very impressive building. This structure, built of marble, has a width of 145 meters, and its audience once reached up to 30 meters. In its heyday, it could accommodate up to 24,000 spectators. The construction of the theater began in Hellenistic times.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: The Temple of Artemis, Ataturk, Park Ici Yolu No:12, Selcuk Turkey

    Temple of Artemis (or Artemision), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. In an empty field to the west of the centre, this lone reconstructed pillar is all that remains of the massive Temple of Artemis (or Artemision) At its zenith, the temple counted 127 columns.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Isa Bey Mosque, Selcuk Turkey

    Isabey mosque was built in a post-Seljuk/pre-Ottoman transitional style, when Selcuk was capital of the Aydin Emirate. An inscription in Arabic above the main entrance states that it was built in 1375.

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    HOTEL PICK-UPS- From Sirince and Kusadasi and are usually from 8.00 AM to 09.00 AM. - From Selcuk are usually from 9.00 AM to 09.30 AM. - Pick up times may vary depending on a) your pick up point b) how many other additional people/pick up points we have that day. This means the final pick up time will be decided 1 day before. - IT IS IMPORTANT that you contact our pick up operator (call/whatsapp/sms) to find out your final pick up time.MEETING POINT- If you are coming to our office to meet the tour, our office is located next to Ephesus Museum in Selcuk, opposite Selcuk bus station. Address: Ataturk Mah. Ugur mumcu sevgi yolu sok. No 16/b Selcuk, IzmirPorts
    • Kusadasi Port
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Stroller accessible
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Alaturka Ephesus

Activity ID: V-18658P31

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