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Ephesus, Marys House, Museum, Basilica St John, Isa Bey mosque Private tour

Visiting Ancient City of Ephesus, House of Mother Mary, Archaeology Museum, St. John’s Basilica and Isa Bey Mosque.

Private guided tour with 14 seating van. 

Important notice: Tour service starts in between 8:00 and 10:00am and finishes in between 4:00pm and 5:00pm.

per adult from

$310

AUD

Duration

6 to 7 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Transportation by AC Deluxe van
    • Guiding services
    • Parking Fees
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance fees to museums and sites
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - The Basilica of Saint John
    • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: The Basilica of Saint John, Isa Bey Mahallesi, 2013. Sk. No:1, Selcuk 35920 Turkey

    St-Jean Church is located in the south of Ayasuluk hill in Izmir's Selcuk district, right next to the Seljuk Castle. As soon as we enter through the monumental gate called the follower gate, we find ourselves in historical breezes. Saint-Jean, one of the 12 apostles of the Prophet Jesus, is buried on Ayasuluk hill after his decease. A wooden-roofed church was built on his tomb in the 4th century. Instead of the destroyed wooden roofed church, the emperor Justinianus (525-527) and the empress Theodora built the 6-domed church, whose ruins we visit today. St Jean's cathedral became the "Church of the Cross", frequented by Christian pilgrims in the Medieval. Throughout the Middle Ages, Christians, who believed in the healing properties of the dust from the grave of the Saint, accepted it as a pilgrimage place. Monograms of Emperor Justinian and his wife Empress Theodora can still be seen on the column headings of this magnificent church, which was built on two floors.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Isa Bey Mosque, Selcuk Turkey

    Isa Bey Mosque is one of the oldest and most spectacular works of Anatolian Principalities. Aydinogullari, one of the Anatolian Principalities, ruled in Ayasuluk, which was the administrative centre, for 103 years between 1300-1403. Isa Bey Mosque, one of the first examples of mosques with two minarets, porticoes and courtyards with fountains in Anatolia, is one of the oldest and most spectacular works of Turkish architectural history belonging to the Anatolian Principalities period. The mosque, which fell into ruin at the end of the 19th century, was surrounded by grass until it reached its domes. The roof of the mosque, which is completely destroyed, was repaired in 1975 and the altar in 1990. It was opened to worship again after the restoration made by the foundations. Although the mosque has lost its original character and reached today, it is still magnificent and impressive.

    Duration: 20 minutes

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

    In the House of Virgin Mary, declared holy by the Vatican, Muslims as well as Christians from all over the world pray and make offerings to fulfil their pilgrimage. In the Virgin Mary House, which is a sacred place for Christians all over the world, believers from all religions pray, and tourists make their visits. Olive trees on both sides of the path leading to the house of the Virgin Mary were planted by Lazarist monks in 1898. The statue of Mary, located at the end of the road with olives, is the gift of a religious community in Izmir and bears the date of 1867. The visit to the Virgin Mary House ends with three fountains reached by descending the stairs on the right after leaving the church. Drinkable water flows from the fountains and from the wells next to the church. Visitors do not only taste this water in the belief that it is healing but also take it with them.

    Duration: 40 minutes

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

    The Temple of Artemis, a religious building where the people of Ephesus presented their faith to the goddess, was also the meeting point of the people used as a market place. The Temple of Artemis, which only has its basic ruins and a marble column, is one of the most important places to see in Selcuk. The temple of Artemis, the temple of Temenos, the religious section, had the appearance of a small city with public buildings and residences. Far from the sea, surrounded by fertile land, the temple was used as a commercial enterprise. Because it was a safe place, it also functioned as a bank. What a magnificent structure the Temple of Artemis was once; It is clear from the words of the Macedonian General Antipatros, "When I saw the house of Artemis built on clouds, all other wonders lost their shine and I said," Here! Except for Olympus, the sun has never looked at such a big thing ".

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey

    Ephesus Ancient City, which contains the symbols that shed light on the superior urbanization, architecture and religious history of the Hellenistic and Roman periods, has the most important architectural and urban planning examples from different periods. The ancient city, which is completely made of marble, is also very impressive with its architectural structures. Where you will see one of the most magnificent excavations in the world, the ancient city of Ephesus is a remarkable ancient site and you will be able to see every step of the dozens of historical artefacts that include The Odeon, The Fountain of Trajan, The Terraces of Apartment Houses, The stream baths of Scholastika, The temple of Hadrian and impressive Celsus Library which is adorned with columns and statues, and let's not forget about The Magnificent Grand Theater, where Saint Paul preached and is the largest theatre is antiquity with capacity of 24.000 seats.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Sirince Koyu, Sirince Turkey

    Sirince, a mountain village in the Selcuk District of Izmir, is undoubtedly one of the most aesthetic villages in Turkey. As a matter of fact, our language is not willing to say Village. There's an artificial side of this place that looks more like a movie set. But if you say beautiful, it's architecture, nature, feeling, everything is very beautiful. One of the things that make Sirince stand out among tourist destinations is its fruit wines. Many of the houses in the area have been converted into hotels, and the general public welcomes a large number of guests. From the village square, up to the church located on the top of the village, it is possible to visit shops selling tourist items and exhibitions crafts.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    1: Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Turkish Aegean Coast
    2: Selçuk, İzmir, Turkey
    3: Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, Dokuz Eylül, 35410 Gaziemir/İzmir, Turkey
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Advised pickup timing is between 8:00 to 9:00amAirports
    • Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, Dokuz Eylül, 35410 Gaziemir/İzmir, Turkey
    Ports
    • Scala Nuova Shopping Center Kusadasi Aegean Ports, Camikebir, Liman Cd., 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult,
    • Infant seats available on request if advised at the time of booking.
    • 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

14

Organised by CASTLE TRAVEL

Activity ID: V-33314P2

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