It is a great idea to join a guided day tour to visit Ancient Ephesus, St Virgin Mary House, an old Greek Sirince Village while you are staying in Kusadasi and Selcuk. Explore the most important ancient city of the Aegean region and House of Virgin Mary. Afterward, a short drive famous old Greek Sirince Village with your professional local tour guide.
08:30 – Your tour starts with the hotel pick up service in Kusadasi or Selcuk the transfer to tour departure point. Meet with other tour participants and 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, St. Mary’s House and Sirince Village Tour included lunch.
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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, 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 stop to visit will be the Temple Of Artemis (Diana), on the side of one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World. Afterward, short drive to famous Sirince Village. The Village of Sirince is a place that has managed to maintain and protect its heritage. The groundwork for village dates back to the fifth century B.C.
17:00 – At the end of your guided tour, return transfer back to your hotel in Kusadasi or Selcuk.
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