BIBLICAL EPHESUS TOUR FROM KUSADASI
In the morning, your guide will meet you at the Kusadasi Hotel. Then, you will drive to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Ephesus, was an ancient port Greek city on the coast of Inonia and it was built in 10th century. It was one of the most important Greek cities and the most important trading center in the Mediterranean region. It contains such grand public buildings as the impressive Library of Celsus, the theatre, and Temple of Artemis.
House of the Virgin Mary, is located on the top of a mountain which is 9 kms ahead of Ephesus. According to the common belief, it is the place that Mary, the mother of Jesus, have spent her last days. Indeed, she may have come in the area together with Saint John to spread Christianity.
Terrace Houses, are located on the hill, opposite the Hadrian Temple. Also called as “the houses of rich”, they are important for the reason that they give us an idea about the family life during the Roman period. They are covered with protective roofing which resembles Roman houses.
Basilica of St. John, was a basilica in Ephesus. It was constructed by Justinian I in the 6th century. It stands over the believed burial site of John the Apostle. It was modeled after the now lost Church of the Holy Apostles in Constantinople.
In the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to Kusadasi Hotel.