Shore Excursions: Best of Ephesus Private Tour

Kid Friendly in Selçuk

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This is a Private Tour only for you. Enjoy your private guided tour that combined ancient Roman and Biblical history in Ancient City of Ephesus, House of the Virgin Mary and Temple of Artemis. Walk on the streets that Apostle Paul and John walked, see the Grand Theatre of Ephesus that St. Paul preached to Ephesians, take great pictures in front of Celsus Library, Temple of Hadrian, Public Toilets, Marble Street, etc. Feel very peaceful atmosphere of House of the Virgin Mary, visit the Temple of Artemis. It is a private tour, so you can spend your time in the sites as much as you wish and ask your questions to your private guide who will be with you entire day. As a family based & educated (5 years of University education for Tourism Industry and 15 years of Experience in Tourism Industry) licensed Travel Agency we do our job with love and we try to do our best to represent our Country. We offer you;• 100 % Satisfaction• Exploring Local Life not the Touristic Designed Things
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Kusadasi MerkezYou will be welcomed by your professional licensed local tour guide who will be with you all day during your private tour and tell you every point of the ruins you will visit. We advise you to departure as possible as early according to your arrival.Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean CoastHouse of the Virgin Mary where mother of Jesus Christ spent her final years. Pope Paul VI visited the shrine in 1967, and 'unofficially' confirmed its authenticity. Pope John Paul II also visited the shrine in 1979. Pope Benedict XVI visited this shrine in 2006. While their visiting, they gave some gifts for this shrine what you can see during your visit.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean CoastUNESCO listed place Ancient City of Ephesus that is one of the best well-kept Greco- Roman ancient city in the world, famous with Odeon where the music concerts were organized, Domitian Temple that is one of the first temple dedicated for a human, Celcus Library which was the third biggest library in the ancient time, Amphitheatre where is one of the biggest amphitheatre in the world with 24.000 people capacity and St. Paul preached to Ephesians, Marble Street, Roman Baths, Fountains, Temples, Agora, Love House, Public Toilets, Terrace Houses ( Optinal ) famed with gorgeous mosaics and wall paintings....Duration: 2 hoursStop At: The Temple of Artemis, Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean CoastArtemis was the Greek goddess, the virginal huntress and twin of Apollo, who replaced the Titan Selene as Goddess of the Moon.The ancient temple was built around 650 BC to the cult of Artemis, was constructed on a site already sacred to the Anatolian Mother Goddess,Cybele. The temple was financed by the wealthy king of Lydia and marshy ground was selected for the building site as a precaution against future earthquakes.Duration: 15 minutesPass By: The Basilica of Saint John, Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean CoastYou can see Saint John Basilica from distance. It is believed that the Evangelist St. John had spent his last years in the region around Ephesus and buried in the southern slope of Ayosolug Hill. The tomb of St John was under the central dome of basilica. Just ask to your guide if you would like to see interior part of basilica.Pass By: Feribot İskelesiAt the end of the tour we will give you some time as optional to explore local goods and around 15:00 – 16:00 we will drop you back to the Kusadasi Cruise Port.This tour designed as the preferences of cruise passengers, and ensures your on time return to onboard time.

What’s included

  • 100 % Satisfaction
  • Licensed Tour Guide
  • Luxury, new model Mercedes Minivan
  • Private Tour & Transportation
  • All Taxes
  • Parking Fees

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Enterance Fees (We will arrange the tickets in advance, so you will skip long ticket lines)
  • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
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