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Full day guided regular Ephesus tour - EP3

A visit to Ephesus – once the commercial centre of the ancient world – is a highlight of any visit to Turkey. The city, whose wealth and patronage supported its splendid architectural program, was dedicated to the goddess Artemis. Her enormous temple, once considered one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World and rebuilt several times, dates in its latest form from the third century B.C.

The ruins also include a theatre, gymnasium, agora and baths, as well as the Library of Celsus. It is recorded that St. John brought the Virgin Mary to Ephesus after the death of Jesus Christ and that she spent her last days in a small house built for her on Bulbuldagi (Mt. Koressos ). Now a popular place of pilgrimage for Christians and Muslims the house has received the official sanction of the Vatican and Christians observe a commemoration ceremony every year on August 15th.

per adult from

$116

AUD

Duration

6 to 7 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Lunch
    • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
    • Entry/Admission - Ephesus Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
    What's excluded :
    • Drinks, tips to driver or guide and personal expenses
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Ephesus Museum, Selcuk Turkey

    A visit to Ephesus – once the commercial centre of the ancient world – is a highlight of any visit to Turkey. The city, whose wealth and patronage supported its splendid architectural program, was dedicated to the goddess Artemis. Her enormous temple, once considered one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World and rebuilt several times, dates in its latest form from the third century B.C.

    The ruins also include a theatre, gymnasium, agora and baths, as well as the Library of Celsus. It is recorded that St. John brought the Virgin Mary to Ephesus after the death of Jesus Christ and that she spent her last days in a small house built for her on Bulbuldagi (Mt. Koressos ). Now a popular place of pilgrimage for Christians and Muslims the house has received the official sanction of the Vatican and Christians observe a commemoration ceremony every year on August 15th.

    There are many important ancient sites, Ephesus is the most popular ancient site around. Many acres of carefully excavated ruins present an unique recreation of the ancient splendor. These ruins require at least a full day for observation. With its excellent location Ephesus had become the most important city of Asia Minor throughout several civilizations.

    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Selcuk 35100 Turkey

    Nearby, is the site of St. John’s Basilica and the reputed last home of the Virgin Mary who was said to have spent the last years of her life in Ephesus area.

    Southeast of Bulbul Dag (Mount Nightingale), 7 km from ancient city Ephesus, on Ala Dag (Mount Solmissos), is a building known as the House of the Virgin Mary, where people from various countries and many different religions gather together, there is the place in which the Virgin is said to have lived and died. The building, the foundations of which date from the 1 st c. A.D., was restored in Byzantine times but thereafter was abandoned and fell into disrepair.

    Its association with the Virgin dates only from the 19th c., following the visions of a German nun, Katarina Emmerich (1774 – 1824), who gave an exact description of the situation and appearance of a house at Ephesus in which the Virgin had lived and died. In 1891, on the basis of her account, Lazarists from Smyrna (Izmir). discovered on the south side of Bulbul Dag the ruins of a small church which had evidently belonged to a monastery, and this is now revered as the Virgin’s house.

    The pilgrimages which began after the finding of the house continued on an increased scale after the Second World War, and the Feast of the Assumption (15 August) is celebrated here with particular ceremony. In the year 1961, the statements by Pope John the 23rd, in 1967 the visit made by Pope Paul the 6th, and in 1979. After these important visits Virgin Mary’s home was accepted as that of being holy. And each year is visiting by more than one million Christian and Tourists.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up transfer from Kusadasi or Selcuk at approx. 8:30amReturn transfer to your hotel at approx. 3:30pm
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Yuki Tours

Activity ID: V-106498P75

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