Kusadasi Private Shore Excursion: Ephesus and House of Mary

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Location: Aegean Region Kuşadası
Duration: 5 hours
Languages: en  
Organised by: ATB Holidays

Highlights

  • Discover the last resting place of the Virgin Mary
  • This is one of the most important places of old Minor Asia
  • The ancient history of Ephesus

Description

After pickup from Kusadasi cruise port, hop inside your deluxe private vehicle with your guide, and enjoy a scenic drive along a wonderful coastal road toward the ancient ruins of Ephesus.

On route, stop to visit the House of Virgin Mary, where a shrine stands on the site where it's thought the saint spent her last days. It is known that Mary visited Ephesus and lived there for some time, and a house where she died was described in the visions of the early 19th-century German nun, Anne Catherine Emmerich.

The nun, now canonized, had never visited Ephesus, but fleshed out her vision of the house to German poet and writer Clemens Brentano, who later published a book on it. The site was officially declared a shrine by the Roman Catholic Church in 1896, and has become a popular place of pilgrimage.

After visiting the chapel, continue to the UNESCO-listed archaeological ruins of Ephesus, known in antiquity for its Temple of Diana (Artemis), and the greatest city in Asia Minor at the time of the Roman Empire.

Upon arrival at the site, bypass the lines and follow your guide through the famous Magnesia Gate for a walking tour of the marble-paved streets. Along the way, stop to view many of the well-preserved monuments, including the Forum, Odeon, Library of Celsus, Thermal Baths of Scolastika, and the Great Theater, a stunning amphitheater originally built by the Greeks but reconstructed in Roman times.

Learn how the theater is still noted for its remarkable acoustics, and inspect the richly carved ancient Greek symbols and inscriptions still eligible after more than 2,000 years.

After an approximately 3-hour tour, travel back to Kusadasi where your excursion ends with a port drop-off.

What's included?

  • Professional art historian guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

What's not included?

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Extra information

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please state your stay details in your booking. You will receive information about your pick-up time one day prior to your activity.

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