EPHESUS EXCAVATIONS AND THE HOUSE OF MARY: AN ITINERARY DEDICATED TO MYSTICISM

  • Hamn

    Kusadasi

  • Svårighetsnivå

    Enkel

  • Typ

    ej tillgängligt

  • Pris

    Vuxna

    EUR59.0

  • Varaktighet i timmar

    6

  • Utflyktskod

    1126

In a nutshell

Ephesus reveals itself in an itinerary filled with mysticism where the tension towards the divine is combined with the spiritual energy of architectural masterpieces that celebrate human creativity.



Main stops
  • House of the Virgin Mary
  • Temple of Hadrian
  • Library of Celsus
  • Theatre


The programme
  • The tour will start with the House of the Virgin Mary, which was declared a place of pilgrimage in 1892.
  • Mary lived in a house on the Bulbul mountain in Ephesus forgotten for 46 years until 200 years ago.
  • The house was identified based on the descriptions of German mystic Anna Katharina Emmerick and made famous by the visits of Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II. It is a modest secluded stone building surrounded by nature with a cosy evocative interior that transmits a serene intimate sensation.
  • We will then move to Ephesus, a prestigious Hellenic-Roman city where we can admire the magnificent remains. We will be welcomed by the Agora, the graceful and elegant temple of Hadrian and the Library of Celsus, a building that can store up to 12,000 parchments with a charming façade presenting a contrasting distribution of volumes, not to mention the largest theatre of the ancient world, with a seating capacity of 25,000. This grandiose building is located on a slope, offering a spectacular view of the port in the background.
  • After the visit, we will head back to Kusadasi with a stop to make a few purchases and attend a demonstration of prestigious Turkey carpets, when we will also have the opportunity to taste the local tea.

Good to know
  • The excursion involves walking, it is therefore recommended to wear comfortable shoes and clothing.