Day : All year
Duration : 6 - 7 Hours
Your guide will meet you in Kusadasi Port or at your hotel or Selcuk, then lead your excursion to visit the first place of Virgin Mary House ( today converted to a small chapel ) in Bulbul Mountain as one of the important pilgrimage centers for all Christians. The total of visits is around 50 minutes but people who want to spend more in this peaceful atmosphere may stay some longer on request.
Mary, as having been entrusted by Christ himself at the crucifixion to Apostle St. John traveled together a long way to reach the frontiers of ancient Ephesus and chose this hill to attend rest of their life. Here is extremely important especially for Catholics to be blessed and stated as a pilgrimage zone not only Pope Paul VI. but also Pope John Paul II. and Pope Benedict XVl. at different times. People are still joining the ceremonies holding in each Sunday.
Later on, passing from the generous forest of this beautiful road arriving at the upper gate of Ephesus to start our long run to observe the glamour ruins of Ancient Ephesus; the Celsus Library, Anthic Theater with a capacity of 25.000, Odeon, Harbor Street (Arcadians Street), the Marble & Curetes Streets, Hercules Gate, Medical Center, Temple of Hadrian, Domitian and more, the Prytaneion, various Monumental Fountains, State Agora and so on.
The Ephesus Church in Revelation is the most important of the Seven Churches in Asia Minor (Anatolia) became as the head between seven. The Loveless Church (Revelation 2: 1-7) It is thought that the Gospel of John was written in Ephesus. Apostle Paul preached to the Ephesians and lived in Ephesia for three years, to be accepted as the developer of Christianity in Ephesus concluded to be the third important city of Christianity after Jerusalem and Antioch.
We take lunch in a local restaurant afterward visit the Temple of Artemis, which is one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World. Finally, we go to St. John's Basilica built by the Byzantine Emperor Justinianus at Ayasuluk Hill and the official tour program will be ended by praying at St. John's tomb in the middle of the basilica.
End of all visits, people like shopping may have small stops at the carpet weaving center or leather outlet center, or ceramic craft shop. Shopping is optional.
The excursion will be completed with the drop of our guests at their destinations. Kusadasi Port or Hotel.
- Entrance Fees, as in per itinerary.
- Proficient, Professional Tour Guide.
- A.C. & non-smoking vehicle with experienced driver.
- All parking, highway.
- Personal expenses.
- Beverages and Lunch
- Optional additional tours
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Temple of Artemis
House of Virgin Mary
Basilica of St. John
Bath of Varius Ephesus
Temple of Isıs
Odeon Concert Hall
Temple of Dominitian
Fountain of Pollio
Fountain of Trajan
Temple of Hadrian
Gate of Mazeus
Temple of Serapis
The Double Church
Regular Group Tours are English-guided package tours with mixed nationalities of a minimum of 20 people and a maximum of 40 people on the specified dates. Regular Group tour prices are fixed.
There is a child age restriction based on the character of the tour and generally, children under 8 years of age cannot participate.
Private Tours, on the other hand, is between 1 person and 40 people. It usually consists of small and private groups such as Families, groups of friends, or professional groups. No other travelers are allowed in Private groups. In private tours, the guide is given according to the group's request (available in Turkey)
Guaranty Departure Tours have a definite departure regardless of the number of people on certain dates.
The minimum and the maximum number of people and child age requirements are specified in the tour information.
The number of tour places varies according to the theme of the tour. Group tours are a minimum of 20 people - a maximum of 40 people. There is no limit on the number of private tours, usually between 1 and 18 people.
You can bring clothes and auxiliary items according to Turkey Tour regions and Tour season. During the winter seasons, you should bring thick and cold protective clothing and rain protective clothing.
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It is appropriate for men and women to wear closed clothes in religious areas such as Churches, mosques, and synagogues. In Turkey, which is a Muslim country, mosques are not visited during prayer times. Mosques are visited after worship.
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Your registration is done and your official confirmation is sent to you. Then you make some payment.
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Religious Christianity Ephesus tour is an excellent Christianity tour program preferred by almost all Christian tourists. The ancient city of Ephesus is referred to a lot in the Bible and Saint Paul visited Ephesus as well during his missionary journey to Asia Minor and Greece.
Acts (18: 19 - 21); St. Paul came to Ephesus on his second missionary journey. Acts (18: 8); He gave Christian education to 12 selected students in a synagogue. St. John (apostle and tutelar of the Virgin Mary) built his church (afterward developed as a basilica)in Ephesus admitted as the head of preceded 7 churches in Asia Minor.
St John lived in Ephesus and was buried in the middle of the Basilica dedicated to his name on Selcuk Ayasuluk hill (a pre-historic location of Ephesus known as Arsawa). Hence St. John Basilica and the House of the Virgin Mary where are situated in a peaceful territory of the forest on Bulbul hill, 5 km. away from the ancient city of Ephesus, both are important pilgrimage centers for Christians.
Religious Ephesus tour will be the best choice for Christian Tourists who visit Kusadasi or around.
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