Professional licenced tour guide will meet with you at Kusadasi port or your hotel at a given pickup time. 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.
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 constructed in 14th AD as a first mosque of turkish people in Asia Minor. Then we are going to visit one of the oldest mosques of Turkey, Isa Bey Mosque was built by order of the leader of Turks(Mr. Isa) in 1375. It is the first example among all mosques which was constructed with a courtyard in Turkey. You can see transitional differences from Seljuks to Ottoman architecture.
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
- Licensed professional tour guide
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Transportation (non-smoking), air-conditioned van or coach
- Parking fees
- Private tour
- Gratuities for guide and driver
- Drinks (unless specifically mentioned)
- Personal expenses
- All entrance fees