This Ephesus full day tour includes one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the House of the Virgin Mary is unmissable. It has all the elements, History, Architecture, Culture and Theology to ensure its appeal to experts and novices alike.
Highlights of the tour include; Visit the site of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, see the last resting place of the Virgin Mary, gaze in wonder at the magnificent Celsus Library, hear about ancient Greeks, Romans, Turks and Christians and enjoy round-trip transfers to and from Ephesus in comfort.On arrival at Ephesus you enter through the Magnesia Gate and begin a slow, downhill walk with your guide into the ruins of the former Roman provincial capital.You will also see ruins from the Ottoman Empire and early Christian period. You will visit the House of the Virgin Mary. The Vatican has recognized this small house in the Solmissos Mountains as the final resting place of Mary, Mother of Jesus. A small shrine dedicated to St. Mary was found when the ruins of the house were first discovered. Many visitors have described it as a spiritually uplifting experience. You will visit the site of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, dedicated to the goddess Diana. After the tour you will transfer to your hotel or cruise port.