Ephesus was an important city to the Roman Empire, and in this full day tour from Izmir you will explore its ancient sites including the Temple of Artemis, the Great Theater, the Fountain of Trajan, the Library of Celsus, and the House of the Virgin Mary.
Pick-up is available for centrally located Izmir and Kusadası hotels. Please advise hotel name and address. Pick- up time will be informed the guest by whatsapp or e-mail .
•Explore impressive Roman ruins
•Walk through the largest outdoor theater in the world
•See remains from the Temple of Artemis at the Archaeological Museum of Ephesus
•Enjoy a traditional Turkish lunch
•Visit the House of the Virgin Mary on Bulbul Mountain
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This full-day tour from Izmir, takes you to Ephesus in Selçuk to explore Turkey’s best preserved ruins from the ancient Greek, Roman, and Byzantine civilizations.
Visit the most important ruins in Ephesus, including the Temple of Artemis, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World before it was destroyed in 401 AD. You will also see the Library of Celsus, built to hold 11,000 scrolls and at its time one of the largest libraries in the world. The nearby Great Theater, which was the largest outdoor theater in the world, was designed to hold 25,000 people – even its ruins are huge.
After discovering the impressive monuments, you will visit the Archaeological Museum of Ephesus. The museum houses many important statues and relics including a preserved segment of the original Temple of Artemis.
After enjoying a lunch of traditional Turkish cuisine, you will travel to the House of the Virgin Mary on Bulbul Mountain, where archeologists and historians believe the mother of Jesus lived at the end of her life.