When your cruise ship docks your professional tour guide will be awaiting you with a board where your name is written at the arrival gate of the Port. Then you will join your guide to get to the van. After an hour driving you will be arrived to Selcuk town where Ephesus ruins still stand. Firstly, you will stop at Ephesus. The extensive ruins which include The Odeon, State Agora, The Temples of Dea Roma, Prytaneion, Domitian Square, Hercules Gate, Curetes Street, The Fountain of Trajan, The Baths of Scholastica, Themple of Hadrian, Celsius Library, The Gymnasium, Grand Theatre.. And much more monuments create the special atmosphere of Ephesus, charming each visitor. Once it was a trade center of the ancient world, later on became a religious center of the early Christianity and today, a famous and unique tourism center proving all its perfects to the visitors around all over the world. We also visit The House of Virgin Mary, the place where it is believed that she had spent last years of her life. It is considered that St. John brought Virgin Mary to Ephesus after the death of Jesus Christ and that a small house was built for her on Bulbul Mountain. On July 26, 1967, Pope Paul VI visited The House of Virgin Mary and declared one of the pilgrimage center. The last point you will visit is the Basilica of St.John where he was most probably buried. To the end of your tour you are going to have chance to see a cooperative where turkish hand-made rugs carpets and klimms are weaven by young ladies whom come from different villages around Ephesus Ancient city. Drive back to port.
The Terrace Houses section is located inside of Ancient ruins of Ephesus and has an extra entrance fee - 15 USD per person. So called as "the houses where the richest romans lived", the oldest building dates back into the 1C BC until 7C AD. You will be able to see amazing mosaics and frescoes and the famous water-running and heating system with clay pipes. In this section there are over 100s stairs. We dont recommend for people who has physical disabilities. It takes minimum 30 min. to visit.
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Ancient city of Ephesus it's an open air museum and includes 2 km. walking. Sun-cream-umbrella or hat is really recommended.
Program order: The order in which visits are mentioned might be changed and/or adjusted, according to circumstances.