Ephesus, House of the Virgin Mary and Sirince Village
Your private Ephesus Tour Guide will welcome you at Kusadasi port/hotel.Then you will meet your private driver and get on a luxurious, A/C, comfortable veichle. After 20 minutes’ drive you will arrive the House of the Virgin Mary which is located in a nature park between Ephesus and Selcuk. This is believed to be the last residence of the Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus. This House was later visited by Popes Paul VI and John Paul II, who confirmed its appropriateness as a place of pilgrimage. On November 29, 2006, Pope Benedict XVI celebrated mass here.
Following you will visit Ancient Ephesus City. Your Ephesus Tour Guide will have the entrance tickets ready for you to skip the lines.Your Ephesus Tour will start at the upper gate and finish at the lower gate of Ancient Ephesus City. You will have an extensive tour in this ancient site where you will see Domitian’s, Trajan’s and Hadrian’s Temples, the huge Roman bath, Harbour Street, Marble Street, the Gates of Mihridates and Mazues, Commercial Agora, Latrina, the Scolastica Baths, Curetes Street, Polio Fountain, Memnius’ Monument, the Prytaneion, Odeon, the State Agora, the Celsus Library and the biggest amphitheater in Turkey.
You will have a traditional Turkish lunch in a peacefull and non-toursity restaurant close to Ephesus.
After lunch, you will drive to the lovely and authentic Turkish-Orthodox village of Sirince, which is located on top of a mountain. You will enjoy walking in the narrow cobblestone streets where the local people sell wine, olive oil, fresh fruits, and handicrafts. Sirince village is known for its homemade wines. Take a break in a traditional Turkish coffee house in a converted municipal school.
Finally you will visit the ruins of the Temple of Artemis (Artemision), which was one of the Seven Wonders of the World. After lunch your tour guide and driver will drop you back to Kusadasi Port / Izmir port on time.
- Private non-smoking, A/C car or minibus
- Tips to guide and driver