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Magnificent Ephesus, a stunning standout among the ancient ruins remaining in the world today, awaits your discovery. Come see this incredible city founded by the Amazons...
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Departing from the pier you will have half an hour drive to Ephesus. Ephesus is built on a small hill, with the entrance located at the top of the hill and the exit at the bottom. Once you enter the Open Air Museum of Ephesus and pass by the Magnesia Gate, you will first visit the administrative section of Ancient Ephesus. The guided walking tour will take you through one of the most magnificent excavations in the world. See the Odeon, the Fountain of Trajan, the steam baths of Scholastica, the Temple of Hadrian and the impressive library of Celsius. The library is adorned with columns and statues. The grand theater, where St. Paul once preached, is the largest theater in antiquity with a capacity of 24,000 seats.

You will also visit Terrace Houses of Ephesus inside the ancient site, which is considered as an exclusive museum in Ephesus located on the slopes of Bulbul Mountain, opposite the Hadrian Temple. Also called as "the houses of rich", these houses belonged to the important and prominent people of Ephesus. The terrace houses contain great engraving, mosaics, sections, floors, representing the life style of the rich Ephesians who used to live in these apartments. You will visit the inner sections of these houses in which excavations still continue. The most ancient of the houses were built in the first century BC, and most of the houses were restored in the second century AD. The houses seemed plain from outside, but inside were constructed with the highest standards of their era. They are decorated with mosaics and frescoes, and they had interior courtyards in the center, with the ceiling open. The houses also had cold and hot water usage to give you an idea about the quality of life in Ephesus. The visit to the Terrace Houses will give you a clear idea about the Ephesians and their way of life.

Overlooking Ephesus are the remains of St. John's Basilica, a once great church built on a 2nd century tomb thought to hold the remains of St. John. While the church is now in ruins, there are frescoes, mosaics and graceful columns that attest to the glory that marked the place where St. John, the Evangelist, lived and died. The site requires stair climbing at the entrance and walking over uneven dirt, stones and gravel walkways. By the end of your touring you'll return to Kusadasi.


Approx Duration: 4 hour(s) 45 minute(s)

2 guests: 208$ pp
4 guests: 125$ pp
6 guests: 97$ pp
8 guests: 82$ pp
10 guests: 73$ pp

* Professional licensed tour guide
* All entrance fees
* Private air-conditioned transportation

* As the number of participant increases the certain amount of discount will be applied.
* Group Tour: Please contact us for your group requests.

Sites to Visit
Terrace Houses
Basilica of St. John

Shore Excursion Points of Distinction
* Professional English-speaking experts to guide you through your journey.
* Peace of mind in knowing that your excursions are monitored by our staff.
* A staff of experienced, excursion specialists expertly plans each tour and is dedicated to maximizing your time in each port.
* Travel with premier, licensed and insured, best available, climate controlled luxury transportation.

* Guests must be able to walk approximately 0.5 miles over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, inclines and 10 - 30 steps in The Basilica
   of St. John.
* Visiting Ephesus includes walking approximately 1.5 miles over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, inclines and 100+ steps (mostly at the
   Terrace Houses). Comfortable walking shoes, comfortable clothing, a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent are recommended. Guests
   should watch their step at all times in order to avoid injuries.
* Temperatures can reach extreme highs during summer months; we recommend that you drink a lot of water and use suitable sun

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