5-Hour Small Group Excursion to Ephesus from Kusadasi

Cultural & Theme Tours in Kuşadası

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NO HIDDEN COSTS : Terrace Houses is included. Enjoy this 5-hour shore excursion starting at Kusadasi, and taking you to Ephesus where you can trace Alexander the Great, Caesar or Cicero. Visit the recently opened Terraced Houses (entry included) and admire the frescos as well as the The House of Virgin Mary and temple of Artemis. Once back in Kusadasi, you can enjoy some shopping. Entrance fees, Professional Licenced Tour guide, A/C transportation are included
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ege PortsOur Tour guide will meet you at Kusadasi Port or Your Hotel Lobby with your name sign at pre-arranged time Duration: 10 minutesPass By: Kusadasi Gazi Begendi Park, Kusadasi, Turkish Aegean CoastAfter meeting e will drive to Ephesus through Gazi Beğendi Park Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean CoastOur first stop is the House of Virgin Mary. The House of Virgin Mary is located on 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 there as a place of pilgrimage in 1892. On July 26, 1967, Pope Paul VI visited this place and prayed thereDuration: 1 hourStop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean CoastOur second stop is Ephesus Ancient City. We will start visiting one of the main highlights in Turkey, Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionian League (an ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor) is located near Izmir. As a port city it was a major departure point for trade routes into Asia Minor.Walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus; it was built in the beginning of the 2nd century A.D. by Gaius Julius Aquila to be a memorial to his father Gaius Julius Celsus Polemanus, the proconsul of Province of Asia. , the Temple of Hadrian and The Grand Theater are two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus. Grand theatre was built in 3rd century B.C and it was later expanded to 24.000 spectators by the Romans in the 1st century A.D.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Ephesus Terrace Houses, Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean CoastWe visit Terrace houses when we are in Ephesus ancient cityDuration: 30 minutesStop At: The Temple of Artemis, Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean CoastOur last stop is The Temple of Artemis where used to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world as our last stop before drive back to Kusadasi town center and portDuration: 20 minutes

What’s included

  • Small Group Tour ( max 16 pax
  • Professional Licenced Tour guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
  • Entry/Admission - Ephesus Terrace Houses

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Small-group tour
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