EPHESUS - ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE AND HOUSE OF THE VIRGIN MARY

  • Hamn

    Izmir

  • Svårighetsnivå

    Måttlig

  • Typ

    ej tillgängligt

  • Pris

    Vuxna

    EUR65.0

  • Varaktighet i timmar

    6

  • Utflyktskod

    1156

In a nutshell

The excursion will take us to see what remains of the monumental buildings that used to embellish the city of Ephesus in Roman times and will lead us to a pilgrimage destination that is particularly important to Christians - the house where Mary lived after Jesus died.



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


The programme
  • Our local guide will introduce us to Ephesus' ancient history on a one and a half our tour which will enable us to reach one of the most important archaeological sites in Turkey and maybe of the ancient world.
  • During our visit we will discover the unforgettable riches of Ephesus, the ancient capital of the Roman province of Asia Minor and an important commercial centre in the Mediterranean.
  • We will admire the Agora, the elegant and graceful Temple of Hadrian and the Library of Celsus, which can store up to 12,0000 parchments and has a magnificent façade.
  • A photo sitting on the steps of the biggest Theatre in ancient times will takes us to a time where the arena was filled by over 25,000 spectators.
  • The next stop on our excursion will take us to one of the most sacred Christian sites - the place where it is believed that the Virgin Mary spent her last years.
  • Surrounded by greenery on Bulbul mount, the simple house was forgotten until 1892, when it was declared a sacred place of pilgrimage. A small stone church has been built on its foundations and has been visited by Pope Paul VI, Pope John Paul II and, more recently, by Pope Benedict XVI.
  • Before returning to the ship, we will stop at a shop with local products.

Good to know
  • The excursion involves walking, it is therefore recommended to wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
  • Dress code that is appropriate for the places of worship is recommended for the visit to the House of the Virgin Mary.