History & Culture...
Temple of Apollo...
House of Virgin Mary... The magnific athmosphere of holly site.
Celsus Library at Ephesus Ancient Site.
Kusadasi & Izmir are available to visit with Shore Excursion Trips while your vessel docked during the day .
Your driver and licensed guide will meet you in front of Kusadasi Port passenger Terminal. You drive along the mountains to the Old City of Ephesus by Selcuk Village.You will visit following places:
Your first stop on this fascinating tour is at the House of Virgin Mary. This holy site sitting a top on a tranquil mountain is believed to be the last home of the Virgin Mary after she fled Jerusalem.
Next you travel on to the Ancient City of Ephesus, one of the most magnificent and best-preserved ancient sites in the world. Your licensed guide will bring the past to life as you stroll streets lined with columns and paved with marble. You will see the Odeon, where the advisory council held its meetings, the Temple of Hadrian, Roman Baths, and many other monuments and ruins.
The most impressive sight is the much photographed Celsus Library towering at the end of the main street. Equally impressive is the ancient theater which can seat 24,000 people.
After lunch you’ll visit the Basilica of St John. We know that St. John the Evangelist spent the last years of his life in Ephesus and wrote his Gospel here. Within the Basilica is his final resting place.
Next is a short stop to see the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world.
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