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From Kusadasi or Selçuk: Ephesus Private Full-Day Tour

From Kusadasi or Selçuk: Ephesus Private Full-Day Tour

From US$ 237.72 per group up to 14

On this private guided tour, discover the treasures of Ephesus. Visit Ephesus and Ephesus Terrace Houses, and see the house of Mother Mary and the Ephesus Archaeological Museum.

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Duration 7.5 hours
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  • Explore the ancient city of Ephesus
  • Be amazed with the living standards of Terrace Houses
  • See real artifacts from Ephesus archaeological site
  • Feel the peaceful atmosphere at the House of Mother Mary
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After a scenic short drive, arrive in Ephesus, the Roman capital of Asia Minor. It is home to over a quarter of a million people, from slave traders to saints, at its peak between 1 AD and 2 AD. 150 years of excavations at Ephesus have revealed the most comprehensive Greco-Roman classical city on Earth. Terraced houses containing intricate frescoes from the 2nd century CE extend up the hill. They once housed the wealthier and more prominent families of the city who lavished the interiors with superbly preserved frescoes and mosaics. The decor and furnishings of the houses have provided interesting information about the lifestyle of the Ephesian elite during the Roman and early Byzantine periods. Inevitably, the houses have been compared with similar buildings found in parts of the Roman Empire, particularly with the villas of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Your next stop will be Ephesus Archaeology Museum. A large part of the museum’s excavations at Ephesus, St. Jean Church, Artemision, and Belevi Grave Memorial consists of works brought from other nearby ruins. The museum houses important works for Ephesus and Anatolian archaeology. In the House of Mother Mary and accordance with the predominant Christian tradition, Mary was brought to Ephesus by the Apostle John after the Resurrection of Christ and lived out her final resting days here. This is based mainly on the traditional belief that John came to Ephesus combined with the biblical statement that Jesus consigned her to John’s care (John 19:26-27).
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  • Guiding Service
  • Parking Fees
  • Transportation by A/C Deluxe Van
  • Gratuities for guide and driver
  • Lunch & beverages
  • Personal expenditures
  • Entrance Fees (Ephesus Ruin, Ephesus Terraces Houses, The House of Virgin Mary, and Ephesus Archaeological Museum)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
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  • You must bring your own headphones

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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

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