Biblical Ephesus shore excursion tour start from the port of Kusadasi proceed to the House of the Virgin Mary includes scenic views of the Byzantine fortress in Selcuk and the Temple of Artemis.
Details of Biblical Ephesus Shore Excursion
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Transfer from Kusadasi Port - Full Day Ephesus Biblical Tour - Transfer to Kusadasi Port
We pick you up at 09:00 AM from Kusadasi port. Tour start from the port of Kusadasi proceed to the House of the Virgin Mary includes scenic views of the Byzantine fortress in Selcuk and the Temple of Artemis. A long and winding road affords wonderful views of the valley en route to the Shrine of St.Mary. The diminutive house, beautifully situated in the Solmissos Mountains is considered by the Vatican to be the final resting place of the Virgin Mary. Your tour continues to ancient Ephesus,where you will pass through the arched Magnesia Gate and begin a slow, downhill walk to the ruins of the Roman provincial capital. Your knowledgeable guide will highlight such sights as the beautifully preserved Temple of Hadrian, the magnificent Trajan Fountain, the Odeon Theater once used for both political and entertainment purposes and the beautiful Celsus Library with its imposing facade and two story Corinthian-style columns.The dramatic Great Theater is one of the few structures still used today. It seats twenty-five thousand and although it was once an arena for gladiator games, it is now home to annual spring festivals. Although in ruins, the Basilica of St.John is still a majestic sight to behold. Among the remains, large columns, frescos and mosaics still stand, paying homage to the monumental basilica built during Emperor Justinian's regin. The structure was created in the shape of a cross and covered with six individual domes, the central one of which is thought to lie directly above the burial site of St.John.
At the end we will have carpet demonstration to see how the Turkish carpets are made by hand. Transfer to Kusadasi port and end of our Biblical Ephesus Shore Excursion tour.
Biblical Ephesus Shore Excursion tour operates with minimum 2 person.
Includes of Biblical Ephesus Shore Excursion
- Pick-up from the port
- Professional English speaking tour guide
- Entrance fees to the various sites
- Air conditioned non-smoking luxury vehicle
Excludies of Biblical Ephesus Shore Excursion
- Personal expenses
- Tip to driver and tour guide
Pick-up and Drop-off Details of Biblical Ephesus Shore Excursion
- Kusadasi Port.