DURATION : 4 HOURS
DEPARTURE : KUSADASI PORT OR HOTEL
VISITING : THE HOUSE OF VIRGIN MARY , EPHESUS & TEMPLE OF ARTEMIS
Highlights of the accessible Ephesus and Virgin Mary House from Kusadasi
- Entrance to Ephesus will be through the lower gate.
- Enjoy the panoramic view of the upper part of the ruins of Ephesus, where the Odeon theater is located.
- See the Temple of Atemis, one of the Wonders of the World.
- Wander around the excavated lower section where you will find the famous Celsus Library.
- Virgin Mary’s house will be visited.
- Spend free time by shopping in Kusadasi.
Description of the accessible Ephesus and Virgin Mary House from Kusadasi
After meeting with your guide at Kusadasi Port or hotel your Accessible Ephesus and Virgin Mary House tour will start to drive to Ephesus-Selcuk about 25 minutes . You will enter Ephesus, perhaps the best preserved ancient city of the region, through the lower gate.
Wander through the carefully excavated ruins of this World Heritage site, and you will see magnificent structures one after another.
You will have the opportunity to photograph the Great Theater with a capacity of 25,000 spectators, where St. Paul preached the Gospel. So you can imagine the stage full of people where important events take place and performances are held.
Another place and attractions you will visit are the Trajan Fountain with its magnificent statue of the emperor, and the Library of Celsus, a very important monument built as a mausoleum with a separate library for scrolls and codexes. A column of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Wonders of the Ancient World, awaits you in the area where it is located.
The first temple of its size, built entirely of marble, is considerably larger than the Parthenon. Roman writer, philosopher and military commander Pliny the Elder also wrote about his measurements and furniture. There is also a lot of information available about the temple.
In a nearby nature park you will find the House of the Virgin Mary. Inside the small stone structure believed to be the last residence of the Virgin Mary, there is a bedroom, a kitchen and a place consisting of an altar decorated with depictions of the Virgin Mary.
Although archaeologists date the building to the 6th century, its foundations belong to the 1st century, that is, to the period of the Virgin Mary.
After we will visit house of Virgin Mary we will drive about 15 minutes to Temple of Artemis. The temple of Artemis at Ephesus was a large stone temple constructed around 550 BCE.
The temple of Artemis at Ephesus was destroyed on July 21, 356 BCE in an act of arson committed by Herostratus. According to the story, his motivation was fame at any cost.
The Ephesians, outraged, announced that Herostratus’ name never be recorded. The Greek historian Strabo later said and noted the name, which is how we know today.
The temple was destroyed on the same night that Alexander the Great was born. The Alexander the great, as king, offered to pay to rebuild the temple, but his offer was deniedby then. After Alexander the great was died, the temple was rebuilt in 323 BCE.
The new temple was destroyed by the Goths in 262 BCE. The temple was rebuilt again, only to collapse. During a dispute between followers of Artemis and the Apostle John .This event causes the eventual disbanding of the cult of Artemis, and the mass conversion of the Ephesians to christianity.
After seeing temple of Artemis, we will finish our Accessible Ephesus and Virgin Mary House tour. At the end of the day you will return to Kusadasi Port or hotel (25 minutes drive back to port / hotel )
As Private Ephesus Tours we propose that you look into these itineraries;
- Accessible Ephesus, Ephesus Museum with less walking from Kusadasi
- Wheelchair accessible easy Ephesus Tour
- Wheelchair accessible easy Ephesus Tour with launch
Accessible Ephesus and Virgin Mary House Tour included
- Pick-up and drop-off service
- Wheelchair accessible vehicles
- Licensed experienced drivers
- Licensed professional guide in English or other preferred language for all sightseeing.
- Entrance fees to museums and sites according to the above itinerary
Accessible Ephesus and Virgin Mary House not included
- Gratuities to guide and driver
- Items of a personal nature
- Any items not specifically mentioned as included
Additional Information about Accessible Ephesus & Virgin Mary House Tour:
To bring a camera, a sunhat, and to prefer comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended.
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