1 Day Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi

1 Day Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi

Duration:

1 Day

Departing:

Kusadasi or Selcuk

Time:

9.00 am

Pickup Point:

Kusadasi or Selcuk

Highlights:

Ephesus Ancient Ruin, The House Of Virgin Mary

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1 Day Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi

Christianity, born in the Holy Land, spread its wings to become a world religion in the Land of Asia Minor, present-day Turkey. Picture this: you, following the footsteps of St. Paul, walking in the very places where he preached and journeyed. Our Daily Turkey tours from Kusadasi offer a unique opportunity to dive deep into Turkey's rich history, vibrant culture, and authentic way of life, with a special focus on the enchanting region of Kusadasi.

As you embark on the Ephesus Tour, discover the layers of history beneath your feet. And let's not forget, Kusadasi, a coastal gem, adds its own flair to the experience. With its picturesque landscapes and warm hospitality, Kusadasi provides the perfect backdrop for a journey that transcends time and leaves you utterly captivated. Get ready to be enchanted by the blend of ancient marvels and the charm of Kusadasi.

Overview:

  • Pick up From Kusadasi, Kusadasi Hotels, Kusadasi Cruise Port or Selcuk
  • Ephesus Ancient Ruin
  • The House Of Virgin Mary
  • The Temple of Artemis
  • St. John's Basilica
  • Drive Back to your hotel or port
  • The drop-off at your hotel

You will be/can be met at the Izmir airport or even at your Hotel in Kusadasi. On one day tour during your daily Turkey Tour from Kusadasi, you will visit two biblical cities, Ephesus and Izmir. During your journey, your local tour guide will give you lots of information about Ephesus, The House of the Virgin Mary, and The Temple of Artemis.

Also, about Turkey, such as climate, different regions in Turkey that hold the most wonderful historical places, and all whilst standing in front of the Turkey Map as they will then pinpoint
these certain places for you, to make it easier to follow the tour guides Turkey Map, but also your local tour guide will hand you Ephesus Map and a Turkey Map.

The House of Virgin Mary

We will pass through the verdant and picturesque countryside before arriving at our first stop, which is The House of the Virgin Mary. In accordance with the Predominant Christian tradition, Mary was brought to Ephesus by the Apostle John after the resurrection of Christ and lived out her final resting years here.
This is based mainly on the traditional belief that John came to Ephesus combined with the biblical statement that Jesus consigned her to John's care (John 19:26-27).

Ephesus Ancient Ruin

After The House of the Virgin Mary, we will then head on to the next destination, which will be the Ancient City of Ephesus; the tour here shall be a walking tour and will take you through one of the most magnificent archaeological sites in the entire world. You will be able to see the Odeon, The Fountain of Trajan, the steam baths of Scholastic, the Temple of Hadrian, and of course, let's not forget the very impressive library of Ephesus.

The library is adorned with columns and statues. The Grand Theatre, where Saint Paul preached, is the largest in antiquity, with a capacity of 24.000 seats. You will then return to the bus through the Arcadian Way, where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra once rode in procession. After your 2 hour exploration around Ephesus, we will head for a lunch break for about 1 hour.

The Temple of Artemis (Diana)

Then we will continue on tour and head on to our next stop, which is the Temple of Artemis (Diana). This outstanding temple was built in honor of the Greek Goddess of hunting, wild nature, and fertility, deemed as one of the Seven wonders of the ancient world.

The temple of Artemis used to be the largest marble temple in the ancient Greek world since it was four times as big as the Parthenon in Athens, Greece.The temple served as both a marketplace and a religious institution.

Offerings by thousands ofpilgrims each year enabled the temple to grow so wealthy that it became the world's first bank. Today, little remains of the magnificent structure. Your guide will describe its importance, wealth, and the tension between the Romans and Christians that settled in the area over the centuries.

St. John Basilica

The St. John Basilica emerges as a significant historical site situated on Ayasuluk Hill in Selcuk. This church is dedicated to the memory of Saint John, an important figure in Christian history, with a historical past dating back to the 4th century.

Reconstructed by Byzantine Emperor Justinian II, the St. John Basilica exhibits typical Byzantine architectural features, characterized by a large cross plan, a magnificent dome, and intricate mosaics. Recognized as one of the largest churches in Anatolia during that era, it was built atop the tomb of Saint John. Upon entering the church, visitors are greeted by mosaics that depict the life of Saint John.

Additionally, in the courtyard of the basilica, there stands a statue dedicated to Saint John, emphasizing the religious significance of the church. Situated on Ayasuluk Hill, the St. John Basilica offers an unforgettable experience to visitors with its surrounding ancient ruins and the breathtaking panorama of Ephesus.After tour drive back to Kusadasi.

What’s Included?

  • English-speaking tour guide during the tours
  • Transport by Air-Conditioned Vehicle
  • Parking Fees
  • Local taxes and service charges

What’s Not Included?

  • Personal expenses and Gratuities
  • Lunch (Vegetarian lunch option available upon request)

Note: If you wish, you can extend your tour or request a transfer service from us to other cities such as Bodrum, Alaçatı, Çeşme, Denizli, Konya, Cappadocia.

*Private Ephesus and Izmir Biblical Tour from Izmir run every day and is available all year round. Also, documents with details and confirmations will be e-mailed to you after your booking.

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