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  1. Turkey
  2. Aegean Coast Region, Turkey
  3. Selcuk
  4. Ephesus

Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary, & Artemis Temple Group Tour

Product ID: 211653
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This group tour offers you the best and the cheapest way to visit the Ephesus region. A professional licenced tour guide will meet you at Kusadasi port or at your hotel at a pickup time that will be given to you during your reservation process.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Kusadasi cruise terminal or your hotel in Kusadasi.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the marble streets of Ephesus and admire the city's many ruins
  • Gain revealing insights into the past from your knowledgable tour guide
  • Visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
  • See the House of Virgin Mary
Full description
A professional licenced tour guide will meet with you at Kusadasi port or your hotel at a given pickup time. After meeting your guide, you will drive to the House of Virgin Mary, located in the Aladag Mountains, 5 miles away from Ephesus. At the third Ecumenical Council on 431 AD in Ephesus, it was claimed that Mary came to Ephesus with St. John in 37 A.D. and lived there until her death in 48 A.D. After the discovery of the house, the Archbishop of Izmir declared it as a place of pilgrimage in 1892.

You will then visit one of the main highlights in Turkey, Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of the Ionian League (an ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor), located near Izmir. As a port city it was a major departure point for trade routes into Asia Minor. Walk through its historic marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them: the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus, the Temple of Hadrian, and the Grand Theater.

You will then stop at Artemission Temple, which used to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, as your last stop before driving back to Kusadasi town center and port. Entrance fees are not included in this program; in total they are around 17 USD which can be paid to your guide at the end of the tour in cash. If you want to pay by visa or master card, your guide will stop for a few minutes in the office on your way back to Kusadasi town center.
Includes
  • Professional licensed English-speaking tour guide
  • Transportation with brand-new A/C vehicles
  • Parking fees
  • Local taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees (around 18 USD)
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips to driver and tour guide

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
Know before you go
• Since all shore excursions involve some walking, please wear comfortable low-heeled shoes and casual clothes
• Sun glasses and hats are recommended
• Cameras are recommended
• During visits to holy places of worship such as churches, monasteries, mosques, or synagogues, bare shoulders and shorts are not permitted, nor shoes in mosques
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.4 / 5
based on 15 reviews
Review summary
Service
5.0/5
Organization
5.0/5
Value for money
4.2/5
Safety
5.0/5

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