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Ephesus

Intro

Ephesus was an ancient Greek city on the coast of Ionia, about three kilometers southwest of present-day Selçuk in İzmir Province, Turkey. It was built in the 10th century by Attic and Ionian Greek colonists. During the Classical Greek era it was one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League. The city flourished after it came under the control of the Roman Republic in 129 BC.

The city was famed for the nearby Temple of Artemis (completed around 550 BC), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Among many other monumental buildings is the Library of Celsus, and a theatre capable of holding 25,000 spectators.

Itinerary

Our guide and driver will welcome you at Izmir airport with a board that your name is written and will start driving down to Ephesus.

  • Ephesus

We will check out from the hotel and will go to the Ephesus where we will be fascinated by the Roman structure and the historical background.

  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Temple of Artemis

After lunch, we will drive to the Temple of Artemis, which was once one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

  • St. John’s Basilica

The Basilica of St. John was constructed over the burial site of John the Apostle by Emperor Justinian in the 6th century.

  • Virgin Mary’s House
  • Selcuk Ephesus Museum

We will visit the Selcuk Ephesus Museum and see some amazing artifacts from Ephesus.

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Important Information

Price Includes

  • A/C luxurious minivan
  • Private professional English speaking guiding
  • Admission fees to the sites
  • Lunch
  • Return flight tickets ( Istanbul – Izmir )
  • Local taxes & 18 % VAT

Price Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks
  • Extra sites
  • Gratuities for the guide and driver

Terms & Conditions

Prices are "from", per person, and include all taxes.

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