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Wonders of Ephesus Tour from Kusadasi , Hotels

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Wonders of Ephesus Tour from Kusadasi , Hotels

You will start your day with a pleasant drive through the countryside to visit the ruins of the city of

Ephesus, which dates predominantly from the later Roman period.

The stunning ruins here include the towering façade of the

Celsus Library and Hadrian's Temple, as well as the Sacred Way, which was one of the main thoroughfares used by the Ancient Romans.

Visit the

Terrace Houses located opposite Hadrian's Temple, a newly excavated section. The wealthy and important people of Ephesus used these houses, which are finely decorated with mosaics and frescoes giving a true impression of the ancient lifestyle. Those on the upper slopes are reached via steps and situated on the slopes of Bulbul Mountain with the roof of one house forming the terrace of the one above it. Continuing from the library to the end of the marble street, you can look up at Ephesus' impressive amphitheater, where St Paul preached to the Ephesians.

As you leave the ancient city, cold refreshing towels will be provided From Ephesus, you will drive towards town of Seljuk. Here you will visit the ruins of the

Basilica of St John.

The Basilica had a cruciform plan with four domes along its longitudinal axis and a pair flanking the central dome to form the arm of the cross. The tomb of St John was placed under the central dome. Next, visit Mt Pagus—a setting that is a shrine to some and a curiosity to others. It is reputedly the

home of Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ.

Archaeological evidence shows that the little house here dates from the 6th century AD but that its foundations are from the 1st century AD. This ties in with the commonly held belief that Mary moved to Turkey.

Lunch is recommended at a local restaurant . Before returning to Kusadasi to enjoy a

carpet demonstration and some time for shopping. Explore the town and return to the pier at your own pace. 

Please note: It takes approximately two hours to walk through the ruins, the pace is slow and over uneven surfaces. Wear comfortable walking shoes; bring sunscreen.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Kusadasi
Departure Time
08:30 am 

09:30 am
Duration
6h
Return Details
Kusadasi
Inclusions
  • Full Insurance For The Duration Of The Tour.
  • Luxurious Vehicle
  • Parking Fees.
  • Professional Tour Guide.
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Personal Expenses.
  • Lunch.
  • Entrance Fees.
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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