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Ephesus Private Guiding Service

Your opportunity to enjoy a guided half‐day excursion from Kusadasi port to ancient Ephesus, the richest and most excavated classical city in Turkey.
According to Christian tradition, Mary was brought to Ephesus by the apostle John after the resurrection of Christ and lived her final days here. This church was erected on the foundation of that house, and its authenticity has been confirmed by Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II. many visitors describe this as an uplifting or spiritual experience. After your excursion Your guide will take you to port or hotel

per adult from

$152

AUD

Duration

6 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Private transportation
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Parking Fees
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Entrance Fees
    • Lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
    • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey

    ancient city of Ephesus. Hear how this former Roman capital of Asia is now the Mediterranean's best-preserved classical city.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

    House of the Virgin Mary, where Mary is said to have spent her last days,

    Duration: 1 hour

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

    The Temple of Artemis is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. It has been built in the areas of Ephesus on a flat area which has over the centuries turned into a swamp. If you visit Ephesus today, you can only see the ruins of the foundations of this marvelous construction of the Hellenistic Age, entirely made of marble and full of sculptured columns' capitals and shafts. The most beautiful remaining of this temple are today exhibited in the London British Museum.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Sirince, Sirince, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean Coast

    This pretty old Orthodox village, 12 km away from Ephesus and 30 km from Kusadasi, was once Cirkince ("ugly"). Indeed its habitants gave this name on purpose as they did not want to be bothered by foreigners nor to share the beauty of their village.

    Still after years, visitors understood that the village was not ugly at all and called it Sirince ("pretty"). As the village is located on the top of a mountain, anyone will enjoy the impressive wine yards' and peach trees' views on his way.

    Duration: 2 hours

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

    Ephesus Odeion is from 2nd century BC, its used as a theatre, concert hall and parliament of the city.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: State Agora, Selcuk Turkey

    The agora on the southern part of the Basilica is the State Agora, and was built in the Roman Period in the first century B.C. This agora was used not for commerce but for business, it played an important role as a meeting place for the governmental discussions. During the excavations in the northeast corner of the Agora were found a great number of graves from the 7th-6th centuries B.C and a stone-paved road, and a archaic sarcophagus of terra cotta.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Trajan's Fountain, Curetes St., Selcuk Turkey

    Built in around 104 C.E, it is one of the finest monuments in Ephesus. It was constructed for the honor of Emperor Trajan, and the statue of Trajan stood in the central niche on the facade overlooking the pool.

    The pool of the fountain of Trajan was 20x10 meters, surrounded by columns and statues. These statues were Dionysus, Satyr, Aphrodite and the family of the Emperor. They are now presented in Ephesus Museum. The restoration has not been finished yet .

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Baths of Varius, Selcuk Turkey

    The original structure was thought to have been three-storied but by the time the upper two stories collapsed. The baths have two entrances, one from the Curetes Street, which is the main entrance, and the other from the side street. When you enter you see first the dressing room (apodyterium) with ten cabins,then cold room (frigidarium) with its pool,and then the warm room (tepidarium) to relax, and finally the hot room (caldarium) with its developed heating system.The second floor was used for massage and scrubbe as a therapy.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Brothel, Selcuk Turkey

    The construction of the building dates to the Trajan (98-117 A.D.) It has two entrances, one from the Marble Road and one from the Curetes Street. It has a hall on the first floor , and on the second floor there are number of small rooms. On the west side of the house there is a reception area with colored mosaics on the floor, symbolizing the four season. The chamber next to it is the bath of the house with an elliptical pool. On the floor of the pool, there is a mosaic describing three women eating and drinking, a waitress standing, a mouse and a cat nibbling crumbs.

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    At the port our guide will meet with travelers by a sign that lead traveler's name will be written on it.Ports
    • Ege Ports, Camikebir, Liman Cd. No:10, 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • 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

10

Organised by Visit to Ephesus

Activity ID: V-142712P10

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