08:30 – Tour starts with the hotel pick up in Kusadasi or Selcuk and meets with other tour participants. Also, you meet with the professional local tour guide.
(Hotel pick up time may change according to the hotel located in the area. Please inform us your hotel details).
Drive to the first point of the tour and start to visit Ephesus Ancient City and St. Mary’s House included lunch.
We are going to visit today:
Start to explore famous Ephesus Ancient city with your experienced tour guide. The ancient city of Ephesus was known the Commercial, Religious and Social Center of Antiquity. Ephesus is full of spectacular ruins such as Library of Celsius, The Temples of Hadrian and Domitian, Fountains of Trojan, Bouloterion and the Great Theatre with the capacity of 24.000 spectators. With the mythological stories and spectacular ruins, you will feel the life in the ancient city of Ephesus. You walk on the historical marble street the Great Theater where St. Paul preached. After visiting the famous Ancient Ephesus, continue to drive to visit the Isabey Mosque and have lunch at the local restaurant.
Afterward, we continue in the afternoon tour program visiting the carpet cooperative to see how the Turkish carpets are made by hand and drive to Bulbul mountain to visit St Virgin Mary House. Visit the House of Virgin Mary, the belief that she came to Smyrna in Aegean region with Saint John and St. Mary spent her last days here. This famous Virgin Mary house is known as a sacred place for Christians and Muslims. Our next and last stop will be to visit Temple Of Artemis (Diana), on the side of one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World.
16:30 – Finally, your guided tour ends and return transfer back to your hotel in Kusadasi or Selcuk.