Ephesus and Shopping Tour
This tour contains the most popular attractions around Ephesus / Selcuk and shopping option. You will be met by your private tour guide at harbor or hotel and start to excellent tour. This tour covers;
Places to Visit
Ephesus Ancient CityEphesus Ancient City is one of the best well-kept Roman Cities in the world ; where the most of cruise guests visit; was the capital of Asia Minor; the most important commercial center of western Anatolia; one of the seven churches of Christianity in Asia Minor; the city where Saint Paul preached and was mentioned several times in New Testament.
Terrace HousesAlso called as "the houses of rich", those houses were for the important and wealthy people of Ephesus, as only rich people could afford such houses. The best examples of mosaics, excellent frescos ( wall paintings ), one of the first examples of central heating system can be visibled in Terrace Houses.
Temple of ArtemisThe Temple of Artemision is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the Antic world. The location of temple in only one place in the world where you can see 3 different religious ‘ worship places as Temple, Mosque and Church in the same angle.
House of Virgin MaryIt is the place where Blessed Mary may have spent her final days. It is estimated that Mary came in the area together with Saint John who spent several years in Ephesus to spread the Christianity. Here is still active for worship where was declared as a shrine for Christians. The three Popes visited here as, Paul 6th in 1967, John 2nd in 1979 and finally Benedict 16th in 2006.
Saint John Church (Expression from Temple of Artemis)It is believed that the Evangelist St. John had spent his last years in the region around Ephesus and buried in the southern slope of Ayosolug Hill. The tomb of St John was under the central dome.
Shopping in Ephesus/SelcukEphesus is one of the best places in Turkey if you are interested in cultural shopping. Here is countryside and famed with factories of handicrafts which are supported by Turkish Government and work as schools too. That's why, prices are more reasonable, there are more selections in the factories. If you are not interested in shopping, but only to see how the handcrafts are made, please do not worry. There is no obligation to buy something from factories, but you will have big chance to see how they are made. This is the only way to learn how the local crafts are made by the local people and to see part of this cultural art. What kind of factories? Rug, Ceramic and Leather Jacket / Bags. No obligation / pressure to buy something, jus try to enjoy that lovely experience of Turkish Culture and bargaining...
Those prices are daily in total for parties, not per person. Includes, best guiding service, new brand of Mercedes Vans A/C, Private Driver, All transportation costs as parking, gas and of course %100 Satisfaction.
• Terrace Houses are not recommended for disable people because of the steps.
• According to your request, we can skip some of the sights of above program.
• We are stationed in Ephesus / Kusadasi. Please get in touch for details of your tours in other cities/locations such as Istanbul and Izmir.
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