Ephesus Daily Trip with Flight

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Ephesus Daily Trip with Flight

Starting with the House of Virgin Marry, take this 1-day tour and discover Ancient City of Ephesus. Visit the Temple of Artemis and learn about these ancient areas.

Duration: 1 Day
Skip The Line:
Live Guide: English, Spanish
Pick-up Services: Pick-up service is available from centrally located hotels.

Highlights

  • Visit the The House of Virgin Mary
  • Discover Ancient City of Ephesus

Full Description

You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul early in the morning and transferred to Istanbul Airport for the flight to Izmir. Your flight to Izmir will be at 07:00 am.

After your arrival you will be met at the airport. We will pass through the verdant and picturesque countryside before arriving in our first stop which is The House of Virgin Mary and in accordance to the Predominant Christian tradition Mary was brought to Ephesus by the Apostle John after the resurrection of Christ and lived out her final resting years 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).

After The House of Virgin Mary we will then head on to the next destination which will be the Ancient City of Ephesus; the tour here shall be a walking tour and will take you through one of the most magnificent archaeological site in the entire world. You will be able to see the Odeon, The Fountain of Trajan, the steam baths of Scholastic, the Temple of Hadrian and of course lets’ not forget the very impressive library of Ephesus. The library is adorned with columns and statues. The Grand Theater, where Saint Paul preached, is the largest theater is antiquity with capacity of 24.000 seats. You will then return back to the bus through the Arcadian Way where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra once rode in procession.

After your 2 hour exploration around Ephesus we will head for a lunch break for about 1 hour and then after the Lunch Break we will continue on the tour and head on for our next stop which is the Temple of Artemis (Diana), this outstanding Temple was built in honor of the Greek Goddess of hunting, wild nature and fertility, deemed as one of the Seven wonders of the ancient world. The temple of Artemis used to be the largest marble temple in the ancient Greek world since it was four times as the big as the Parthenon in Athens, Greece. The temple served as both a market-place and religious’ institution. Offerings by thousands of pilgrims each year enable the temple to grow so wealthy that it became the world`s first bank. Today, little remains of the magnificent structure. Your guide will describe it’s importance, its wealth and tension that existed between the Romans and Christians that settled in the area over the centuries.

Once the tour comes to an end you will head back to your bus and be driven back to Izmir Airport for flight to Istanbul at 20:00. In Istanbul, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

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Includes

  • Round-trip flight tickets
  • All transfers
  • Professional Guidance in English or Spanish
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments

Meeting point

Your hotel's lobby

Location

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