Izmir and Ephesus Daily Trip (With Small Groups)
Day Tour Turkey
We present you our tour called Izmir and Ephesus Daily Trip (With Small Groups),which is one of day tours from Izmir.
Duration: 14 hrs
Time: 05:30 am
Pickup Point: Izmir-Turkey
Highlights: Kizlaragasi inn, Clock tower, Kadifekale (Velvet Castle), Elevator, Agora, and Kemeraltı Bazaar. Pergamon Ancient City, Pergamon Museum, Asklepeion, Red Basilica(Kızıl Avlu), The Temple of Artemis, Ephesus Archaeological Site, The House of Virgin Mary,
WHY SHOULD YOU SEE EPHESUS AND IZMIR?
It is one of the most preferred destinations in Turkey. Ephesus also has the most famous ruins in Turkey. Ephesus is home to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. One of the First Seven Churches of Christianity mentioned in the Bible, Ephesus is also one of the best preserved ancient Greco-Roman cities in Turkey. The House of the Virgin Mary was declared a place of pilgrimage by the Vatican in 1961.
CONCEPT OF THE TOUR
We start this tour with the Izmir Clock Tower, which was built in 1901 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ottoman Sultan II.Abdulhamid’s accession to the throne. Afterwards, we will go to place called ‘’Elevator’’ by passing the Dario Moreno street, which is named after the Dario Moreno who is Izmir lover and artist of Jewish origin. Our next stop is Kemeraltı Bazaar. Kemeraltı was formed by filling the sea coast and opening new residential areas and commercial establishments since 1650-1670. In addition, Also It is a district and bazaar where commercial activities are high. We will visit another historical place, Agora of Izmir.
Founded in the 4th century BC, the Agora was rebuilt with the support of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius after the earthquake in 178 AD. Our last stop is Kadıfekale, which is also a historical place.Then we pass the Ephesus Ancient City First,We will pass through the verdant and picturesque countryside before arriving at our first stop which is The House of Virgin Mary.Afterwards we reach House of Virgin Mary. It is known that St. John brought the Virgin Mary to Ephesus 4 or 6 years after the death of Jesus.
Unveiling the Ancient Wonders of Ephesus
Second, After The House of 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 course lets’ 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.Then We will pass through the Arcadian Way where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra once rode in procession.
Finally, Then we will continue on the tour and head on for 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..
When the Izmir and Ephesus Daily Trip (With Small Groups) is completed we will transfer you end of the day Tour of Izmir.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?
- Shuttle Transfers to and Ephesus and Izmir
- English-speaking tour guide during the tours
- 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