Ephesus Ancient City

Ephesus has always been an important ancient city for Christianity. It is known as one of the pilgrimage places for the Christian world. You will feel the sacred atmosphere of this place by visiting Virgin Mary's House and Odeon where St. Paul presented Christianity to the people. ephesusOur departure will be from Sarıgerme to Ephesus. The journey will take around 2.30 hours and you will see many fascinating places and views on the road. Our first destination will be Ephesus Ancient City. You will be informed about the history of the city at the entrance. Afterwards, we will walk through the State Agora viewing various Baths, Odeon, Pollio Fountain. When we arrive at Heracles Gate you will see charming view of Celcus Library which is the third biggest library in the ancient time. Then we will walk down the Curetes Street to Celsus Library. The Marble Road and of course Ancient Theatre will impress you during the trip.

Tour Program

  • Departure from Sarigerme
  • Breakfast in Gökova
  • Photo break in Sakar hill
  • Arriving to Ephesus
  • Visiting ancient city Ephesus
  • Visiting virgin Marry's house
  • Lunch
  • Return to Sarigerme around 19;30

What's Included

Price Includes

  • Pick up from hotel and drop off
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch ( open buffet lunch )
  • Entrance fees ( for Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary )
  • Insurance
  • English speaking tour guide

Do Not Forget to Bring

  • Sun glasses and hut
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun cream
  • Camera
  • Some money for drinks and extras

More Information

Ionian migrations are said to have begun in around 1200 B.C. According to legend, the city was founded for the second time by Androclus, the son of Codrus, king of Athens, on the shore at the point where the CAYSTER (Küçük Menderes) empties into the sea. The Ionian cities that grew up in the wake of the Ionian migrations joined in a confederacy under the leadership of Ephesus.The region was devastated during the Cimmerian invasion at the beginning of the 7th century B.C. Under the rule of the Lydian kings; Ephesus became one of the wealthiest cities in the Mediterranean world. The defeat of the Lydian King Croesus by Cyrus, the King of Persia, prepared the way for the extension of Persian hegemony over the whole of the Aegean coastal region.

Excursion Days Thursday, Sunday
Price £80
Excursion Time Dep: 6:00 Ret: 19:30
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