These slightly more active excursions involve an icreased amounth of phtsical activity such as walking over an uneven terrain, climbing the stairs or extended periods of standings. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended
* Professional Guiding * Entrance Fees * Transportation
* Personal Expenses * Lunch * Tips
2- 3 People
143,00 USD per person
109,00 USD per person
89,00 USD per person
11 and more
Ephesus - Shorex Private Full Day
Ephesus, famous throughout the ancient world for its Temple of Artemis. First visit Hadrian Temple. It was dedicated in 118 AD to Hadrian, and the people of Ephesus but greatly reconstructed in the 4th century. This impressive Corinthian style temple has beautiful reliefs on the porch. According to local beliefs, the Medusa head on the porch would protect the city from its enemies Proceed to Celsus Library. The library is the best preserved structure of its kind. The façade of the library is embellished with four statues personifying virtue, wisdom, fate and genius. You will walk the Marble Road, that runs between the Celsus Library and the Great Theater which is part of the sacred walkway. The Great Theatre dates back to the Hellenistic period. In the 1st century AD it was succesfully reconstructed and expanded by the Romans until it reached the seating capacity of 25,000. It is here that Paul is believed to have preached to the Ephesians, and today it is still used for performances.
House of the Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent the last years of her life. The house was discovered in 1891 based on the visions of a German nun. Pope Paul VI visited the shrine in 1967, Pope John Paul II came in 1979 and Pope Benedict XVI visited in 2006.
After the lunch break in Sirince Village we will proceed to Basilica of St.John, where John and the Virgin Mary went between 42 and 48 AD and lived. Three hundred years after the death of Saint Paul, a small chapel on the Ayasuluk Hill was constructed over his grave in the 4th century AD. This church was replaced in the 6th century AD by a huge basilica built by the Emperor Justinian, the impressive ruins of which are still visible.
At the end of the Day, you can watch Carpet Weaving in one of your ships recommended shop before you will be taken back to ship.
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