Your tour guide will be waiting for you at the port of Kusadasi with your name on a sign. Then commence the drive to Ephesus in comfortable, climate controlled transport. You will start your tour from the Magnesia gate, saving you time by skipping the lines with our pre-purchased tickets.
As you stroll along the marble streets of Ephesus, passing the Odeon, other monuments, and fountains, your guide will regale you with tales of daily life in Ephesus and highlight the important role of symbolism in ancient times. A highlight of your tour will be the impressive facade of the Celsus Library and the great theater. You will also be given some time to visit Ephesus' famous terrace houses (own expense) which were once home to elite citizens.
Your next stop is the House of Virgin Mary, believed to be the place where she was taken by St John to spend her last days. This was only discovered following the visions of a bed-ridden German nun. Located at the top of a hill in serene surroundings, this is a sacred place for Christians and Muslims alike from all over the world.
The Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, will be your last stop of the day. While just a single column remains today, it is easy to imagine how majestic it was back in the day. You will then return to the port of Kusadasi.