Ephesus Day Tour From Izmir (With Small Groups)
Day Tour Turkey
We present you our tour called Ephesus Day Tour From Izmir (With Small Groups), which is one of day tours from Izmir.
Duration: 1 Day
Time: It depends on you
Pickup Point: Izmir-Turkey
Highlights: The Temple of Artemis, Ephesus Archaeological Site, The House of Virgin Mary
WHY SHOULD YOU SEE EPHESUS?
Ephesus, a highly favored destination in Turkey, boasts the nation’s most renowned archaeological treasures. Within its embrace resides the Temple of Artemis, a splendid relic hailed as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This ancient city is also noteworthy for being among the inaugural Seven Churches of Christianity referenced in the Bible. Preserving its allure through the ages, Ephesus stands as an exceptional exemplar of an excellently conserved Greco-Roman urban center within Turkey.
In 1961, the Vatican bestowed the esteemed title of a pilgrimage site upon the House of Virgin Mary, further solidifying Ephesus’ profound spiritual significance.
WHAT WE DO?
First, we embark on a journey through the verdant and picturesque countryside, culminating at our initial destination: The House of Virgin Mary. Steeped in history, this sacred site is believed to have been brought to prominence by St. John, who is said to have escorted the Virgin Mary here 4 to 6 years following the passing of Jesus.
Next, our exploration seamlessly leads us to the resplendent Ancient City of Ephesus. This segment of the tour offers a captivating walking experience, guiding you through one of the world’s most splendid archaeological wonders. Notable highlights encompass the Odeon, where the ancients gathered for discourse, the magnificent Fountain of Trajan, the intriguing steam baths of Scholastic, the stately Temple of Hadrian, and, of course, the library of Ephesus, bedecked with timeless columns and statues.
Signifying a moment of utmost significance, the Grand Theatre emerges as a marvel of antiquity. Within its grandeur, Saint Paul once preached, and its extraordinary seating capacity, accommodating an astounding 24,000, remains unparalleled. Continuing along our path, we tread the very Arcadian Way, graced by the historic procession of Mark Anthony and Cleopatra.
As our journey gracefully unfolds, we advance to our final destination: the awe-inspiring Temple of Artemis (Diana). This exceptional edifice, erected to honor the Greek Goddess of hunting, wilderness, and fertility, stands as an indelible testament to human craftsmanship and devotion. A true luminary of antiquity, the Temple of Artemis once reigned as the largest marble temple in the ancient Greek realm, overshadowing even the iconic Parthenon in Athens, Greece.
When our tour called Ephesus Day Tour From Izmir (With Small Groups) is completed we will transfer you Izmir.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?
- Shuttle Transfers to and from Ephesus
- English-speaking tour guide during the tours
- 1 Local Lunch (Vegetarian lunch option available upon request)
- Entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Local taxes and service charges
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?
- On personal expenses
- Tips to Guide and Driver