Ephesus, St John's and Virgin Mary

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$129.99 / Adult (ages 13 and over)
$119.99 / Child (ages 12 and under)
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
Moderate Activity Level
No Minimum Age
5.0 hours
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Ephesus Visit: Begin your exploration at the Magnesia Gate entrance, traversing a marble road to discover the remnants of this Roman provincial capital. Key sites include the Odeum, the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan, and the Great Theater.

Ephesus Ancient Greek Theatre: Experience a musical and dance performance within this remarkable relic from the Hellenistic period. It was expanded by the Romans in the 1st century AD to accommodate 24,000 spectators. It was here that St. Paul delivered his message to the Ephesians.

The Marble Road: Admire this architectural marvel constructed to house an impressive 12,000 scrolls, meticulously restored in the 1970s.

The Library of Celsus: Discover a vast collection of Hellenistic and Roman sculptures, intricately carved reliefs, and artifacts excavated from the Ephesus ruins. Be sure not to miss the iconic statue of Artemis, the goddess of fertility.

The Temple of Hadrian: Explore the city's rich history through its Corinthian-style architecture adorned with intricate reliefs, including a Medusa head on the porch believed to offer protection from adversaries.

House of the Virgin Mary Visit: This modest dwelling houses a shrine to St. Mary and is recognized by the Vatican as a Holy Place. It is nestled in the Solmissos Mountains and was uncovered during initial excavations.

Basilica of St. John Visit: Erected by Emperor Justinian atop the tomb of St. John the Apostle, this grand basilica, once rivaled the size of St. Sophia. Several graceful columns and vibrant mosaics endure among these impressive ruins.

Free Time in Kusadasi: Take the opportunity to explore local shops, witness a Turkish carpet demonstration, or return to your ship at your leisure.

What’s Included:

  • Admission to Ephesus.

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Requirements & Restrictions: Professional cameras and tripods are not permitted. Flash photography is not permitted at House of Virgin Mary. For safety reasons, this tour is not recommended for guests with mobility difficulties or who use a wheelchair. Guests must be able to walk 2.25 miles over uneven and cobblestone surfaces with some steps.

What to Bring: Comfortable clothing, walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and cash or credit card for purchases.

Good to Know: Expect crowds at some locations.