DIAMOND OF EPHESUS SHORE EXCURSION FROM KUSADASI PORT
Tour DescriptionIn the morning, our tour guide will meet with you at the Kusadasi port. And, we reach to Ephesus. Ephesus, was the second largest city in the Roman Empire over 250.000 people in the 1st BC. Ranking only behind Rome it was the second largest city in the world. Ephesus was also a harbour city. And, this giant city was built only with marbel. Did you know Ephesus had a largest amphitheater in the ancient world over 25.000 seats? Also see Goddess Nike, Local pharmacy, Hadrian Gate, Library of Celcius (the third largest library), Marbel Street and Harbour Street.
The House of Virgin Mary, is a place where according to the beliefs of many people Mary, the mother of Jesus, spent her last years of her life. She was supposed to arrive at Ephesus together with St. John and lived there in the years 37-45 CE until her Assumption or Dormition.
Sirince Village, this pretty old Greek orthodox village, 12 kms away from Ephesus, was once Cirkince (Ugly). Indeed its habitants gave this name of purpose as they did not want to be bothered by foreigners nor to share the beauty of their village. Still after years, visitors understood that the village was not ugly at all and called it Sirince (Pretty). As the village is located on the top of mountain, anyone will enjoy the impressive wineyards and peach trees views on his way.
Ephesus Museum, this fascinating Ephesus Museums houses the statues of Ephesian Artemis which are found from the Temple of Artemis, Eros Statues, Hall of the Roman Empires, the Carvings of Hadrian Temple, biblical inscriptions statue of Dormition and the statues of Augustus and Livia.
Temple of Artemis or Artemision, also known as the Temple of Diana, was a Greek Temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis. It was located in Ephesus and it was seven wonders of the world.
In the end of the tour, you go back to the Kusadasi port.