Travel back in time to the ancient city of Ephesus and the House of Virgin Mary. This spectacular 10-hour trip from Fethiye and Oludeniz will let you discover Ephesus, one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World and the humble home and chapel of the holy Virgin Mary. It is known to be the commercial, religious, and social center of antiquity, and one of the most well-preserved antique cities in the world.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Fethiye hotels|
|DEPARTURE TIME||6.30 am.|
|NOT INCLUDED||Drinks during meals|
Your tour starts with a pick-up from your hotel at around 6:30am, however the exact time will be confirmed by the operating staff one day prior. First stop will be for breakfast at a local restaurant which is included in the tour price. After that we drive in the direction of Ephesus ancient city (approx. three hours drive in our air conditioned luxury vehicle) 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 the Virgin Mary is said to have spent her last days. Your tour ends with a drop-off back at your Fethiye or Oludeniz hotel.