Day 1 : Ephesus & Artemission Temple & The House of Virgin Mary Tour
Your tour guide will meet you at hotel. After greetings, you will be driven to Ephesus region.
First stop will be the House of Virgin Mary. It is written in the bible that Jesus entrusted his mother to his beloved desciple St. John the evangelist. After the crusifixion of Jesus, St. John and Mary escaped from Jarusalem because of the torture to early christians and came to Ephesus and spent her final years at Ephesus.
It is time to visit famous ancient city of Ephesus where used to be the 4th largest city of Roman Empire after Rome, Alexandria and Antihocia with over a million population in the 1st AD. It got its fame for its trade port & Temple of Artemis one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. We will start visiting Ephesus from upper gate. We will walk down till exit where is close to ancient horbour today. While walking down, you will see & visit Water disturibiton system of Ephesus, agoras, bouleuterion, temples, fountains, Roman Baths, latrine, Celcus library where used to be the 3rd largest ancient library. Grand Theatre of Ephesus, the largest ancient theatre in the world with its 25.000 capacity and whre St. Paul preached to Ephesians. You will walk to exit along the Arcadian street where famous historical people walked such as Marc Anthony, Cleopatra, St. Paul, St. John, Virgin Mary and Cicero.
We will complete our tour after visiting Temple of Artemis where is the one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The temple was dedicated greek fertility goddess Artemis and built in 3rd BC. According to its giant size and being the first temple made of marble, a Greek poet named Antipater listed it one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
After Temple of Artemis you will be driven back to your hotel.
Day 2 : Priene & Miletus & Didyma Tour
Depart for the ancient Anatolian-Greek city of Priene in the forest overlooking the fertile Meandros Valley. Priene was an ancient Greek holy city and the home of an important temple of Athena. Continue to Miletus, one of the most important commercial and governmental cities from 700 BC to 700 AD among all the ancient Ionians cities. We will discover the Roman Theatre and the magnificent Faustina Baths. Last, but not least, we arrive in Didyma. Here you will find the largest Ionic Temple in the world, that of Apollo. Also in Didyma lies the huge, cracked head of Medusa which long ago fell from the frieze. Drive back to your hotel.
End of services.
Ephesus - Priene - Miletus - Didyma
Professional licensed English speaking guideTransportation with private AC vehicleAll entrance fees to the sites stated above the itinerary
Tour Does Not Include
Domestic flight tickets & AccommodationsPersonal expensesAny meals & drinks