Full Day Ephesus Tour with Lunch
Our day trip to Ephesus starts with a pickup service in Izmir hotel or airport.
A visit to Efes (the Turkish name of the city Ephesus) once the commercial center of the ancient world, is a highlight of any visit to Turkey scheduled any time.
The city, whose wealth and patronage supported her splendid architectural program, was dedicated to the goddess Artemis. Her enormous temple, once considered one of the Seven wonders of the Ancient world and rebuilt several times, in its latest form of Ephesus dates from the third century BC. The ruins of Ephesus also include a theater, gymnasium, Agora and baths, as well as the library of Celsius.
Tradition has it that, after the death of Christ, St. John brought Virgin Mary to Ephesus about 40 A.D. where she is said to have spent her last days in a small house built for her on Mt. Koressos.
Now a pilgrimage for Roman Catholics and a popular tourist site for all, the house has received the official sanction of the Vatican, and a commemoration ceremony is held every year on August 15th
After the guided Ephesus Tour, the agents from Tours4Turkey travel will arrange your transfer from Ephesus to hotel or Izmir Airport.
Ephesus Day Trip from Izmir airport Includes: