Your professional tour guide will be awaiting you with a board where your name is written at the hotel lobby . Then you will join your guide to get to the van. After 30 min. driving you will be arrived to Selcuk town where Ephesus ruins stand.
Firstly, you will stop in The extensive ruins which include Varius Bath Complex, The Odeon, State Agora, The Temples of Dea Roma, Prytaneion, Domitian Square, Hercules Gate, Curetes Street, The Fountain of Trajan, The Baths of Scholastica, Temple of Hadrian, Celsius Library, The Gymnasium, Great Theatre.. And much more monuments stand in the special atmosphere of Ephesus, charming each one. Once it was a commerce and trade center of the ancient world, later on became a sacred religious place of the early Christianity and today, a famous and unique tourism center proving all its perfects to the visitors as one of the biggest open air museum in the world.
The Terrace Houses section is located among the ancient ruins of Ephesus. So called as "the houses of the rich romans", the oldest building dates back into the 1C BC until 7C AD. You will be able to see amazing mosaics and frescoes and the famous water-running and heating system with clay pipes. In this section there are over 100s stairs.
Next stop is to visit the place where it is believed that she had spent last years of her life. It is considered that St. John brought Virgin Mary to Ephesus after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and that a small house was built for her on Bulbul Mountain. On July 26, 1967, Pope Paul VI visited The House of Virgin Mary and declared one of the pilgrimage center.
Then drive to the which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, although there is one single column left today, magnificient temple had been built for the goddess of fertility and hunters, Artemis, known as Diana after city passed under the rule of Romans.
Next stop is to visit the pretty old in Greek architecture located on the top of a mountain, where anyone will enjoy the impressive wine yards, peach trees, olive groves, tangerine and fig fields and the rocky cliffs covered with pine trees. The village has synthesis of Turk-Greek culture. One of the best attractions here is the wine shops. The village has a nicely restored Orthodox church. You will be welcomed by the local women on the narrow streets with cobble stone pavements, and selling handcrafts of all kinds, olive oil and other organic products.
Ancient city of Ephesus it's an open air museum and includes 2 km. walking. Sun-cream-umbrella or hat is really recommended.
- Pickup from and drop-off to your hotel
- Transportation in comfortable air-conditioned and non-smoking vehicles;
- Professional, experienced and licensed local guide
- Beverages at lunch
- Non-mandatory but customary tips
- Personal expences