After you meet your guide, you'll drive through countryside before arriving at House of Virgin Mary where the Blessed Virgin is reputed to have spent the last years of her life. The site was made famous by the travels of Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II. In November of 2006, Pope Benedictus the 16th paid an official visit to the House of the Virgin Mary in 2006. Outside is the Spring of Virgin Mary, providing the faithful water from the holy foundation. From there, a short drive will take you to the entrance to ancient city of Ephesus.
Ephesus is located on a very fertile valley.A guided walking tour will take you through one of the most magnificent excavations in the world to see the see the Marble Street, The Trajan's Fountain, The Mosaic street, The Latrina, The Odeon, Bouleterion, The Temple of Hadrian, The Agora, The Bath of Scholastica, The Love house, The Library of Celsus, The Great Theatre, The Harbour Street.The Grand Theater where St. Paul preached, is the largest theather in antiquity with a capacity of 24,000 seats. Return to your private car through the Arcadian Way, where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra once rode in procession.
After Ephesus, you will drive to the Temple of Artemis, which is considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This temple was once considered as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and is today considered as a holy place for pilgrimage. After tour, you'll return to your hotel or the port.
Tour cost depends on the itinerary of the tour and the number of the people in the group.
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