Day 5 “Ephesus Tour, Flight to Istanbul”
Your tour starts with a pick-up from your hotel at around 9:30am, however the exact time will be confirmed by the operating staff one day prior. After about one hour’s drive in our air conditioned comfort vehicle, you will get to Ephesus ancient city to explore its magnificent monuments, ancient sculptures and temples. You will be amazed by the beauty and majesty of this ancient world. Walking through the remaining ruins of Ephesus you will feel like you are travelling back in time. Visit the ancient amphitheatre, the library of Celsus, the temple of Artemis, the gate of Augustus, the Temple of Hadrian, the baths, and the city’s brothel. In particular, you won’t want to miss out on the Library of Celsus, the most impressive of the structures in Ephesus. The theater held 25,000 citizens, who gathered to watch theatrical performance and gladiator clashes. Today, from the site you enjoy impressive views across the main street that is lined with marble fountains, temples, and baths. After lunch, continue with a short drive to the House of the Virgin Mary on Mt. Koressos. Experience the holy spirit of the residence and chapel where Virgin Mary is said to have spent her last days. At the end of the tour around approximately 4:00 pm, you will be transferred to Izmir airport for your late evening return flight around 6:00 – 8:00 pm (1-hour flight duration) to Istanbul. Transfer from airport to hotel ,Overnight stay in Istanbul Hotel.