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5-Hour Small Group Excursion to Ephesus from Kusadasi

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  • 5-hour shore excursion to Ephesus from Kusadasi
  • Explore the highlights of ancient Ephesus including the Grand Theater and the Library of Celsius
  • Visit the Terrace Houses and admire their beautiful frescos and mosaics
  • See the remains of the Temple of Artemis and the House of Virgin Mary
  • Great-value shore excursion including port pick-up and drop-off
  • Travel by air-conditioned coach
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience
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5-Hour Small Group Excursion to Ephesus from Kusadasi
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Journey back to ancient Rome on this 5-hour shore excursion to Ephesus from Kusadasi. Marvel over the magnificent ruins of Ephesus, including the Grand Theater, Odeon, Fountain of Trajan, Temple of Hadrian and the Library of Celsius, then explore the Terrace Houses, where the city’s wealthiest residents once lived. That’s not all: you’ll also visit the House of Virgin Mary, where Mary allegedly spent her last days, and the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient world.
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Stop At: Ege Ports

Our Tour guide will meet you at Kusadasi Port or Your Hotel Lobby with your name sign at pre-arranged time

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Kusadasi Gazi Begendi Park, Kusadasi, Turkish Aegean Coast

After meeting e will drive to Ephesus through Gazi Beğendi Park

Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean Coast

Our 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 there

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean Coast

Our 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 hours

Stop At: Ephesus Terrace Houses, Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean Coast

We visit Terrace houses when we are in Ephesus ancient city

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Temple of Artemis, Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean Coast

Our 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 port

Duration: 20 minutes
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Reviewed May 13, 2019

May 2019. This was a fantastic tour, especially because of the Terrace Houses and our guide Bill (Bulem). Bill was an actual archeologist on the Euphesus dig. You would be very fortunate to have him for your guide to add the personal experience. He gives...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 13, 2019

This tour was amazing, and exceeded all of our expectations. We especially enjoyed the Terrace houses which gives you and idea of Roman life. We highly recommend this tour.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 4, 2019 via mobile

It was excellent tourour tour guide her name is nafia arrived to hotel on time she is very good she gave us lots of information about places we visited they are the best tour company any time I have Questions I message them on WhatsApp...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 30, 2019

There were just two of us on this tour. Guide and driver arrived promptly at our hotel. Our guide, Melih Ozzoy, was outstanding. He spoke English extremely well. He gave us so much information about the places we visited and never rushed us. We were...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 26, 2019 via mobile

As it was early in the season the tour was just my sister and me Tez the guide was very knowledgeable and the whole trip a very interesting and informative experience. A prompt pick up from the hotel I would have no hesitation in recommending...More

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