Your tour guide will be ready for you at the harbor in Kusadasi.
After you’ve been greeted, your guide will take you to the Ephesus Ancient City.
Ephesus Ancient City
We’ll first visit amazing Ephesus.
Ephesus was a historic port city in present day, with its lovely, well-preserved remains.
The city was previously regarded as the most significant Greek metropolis and the Aegean region’s most prominent commerce center.
Ephesus has been attacked several times previously and has changed ownership countless times between rulers.
It was also a center of early Christian missionary and is still a significant archaeological site and Christian pilgrimage site today.
You’ll visit its important parts and learn many things.
You’ll love its aura and architecture. Follow the guides and ready to learn amazing details.
House of Virgin Mary
Next, let’s see a rock house which is quite important and popular.
According to story, the Virgin Mary spent her final days of life in a modest brick building on Mount Koressos (Bülbüldağı) south of Ephesus.
Ephesus has been the ancient world’s focus of sanctuary for the Anatolian Mother Goddess for millennia, dating back to Hittite times.
Mary followed in Cybele’s and her forefathers’ footsteps. Enjoy your time learning and exploring!
Next, you’ll see an amazing town with an amazing story.
Cirkince Village (its old name – means ugly) was formerly a lovely old Greek orthodox town 12 kilometers from Ephesus. Its residents gave it this name intentionally since they did not want to be disturbed by strangers or have their village’s attractiveness shared with them.
Tourists eventually realized that the settlement was not at all unattractive and nicknamed it Sirince (Pretty).
Because the community is situated at the top of the hill, everyone passing by will be able to take in the stunning view of the grapes and fruit trees.
Enjoy the fresh air here and delight your eyes and soul.
Next stop is Ephesus Museum.
Ephesus Museum is worth seeing due to its artistic monuments.
Here, you’ll see sculptures of Artemis, Cupid and other Roman gods, goddesses and important figures.
You’ll be able to read their stories on the tables and also hear the info from the guides.
Temple of Artemis
Our last stop is Temple of Artemis known as a Greek sanctuary devoted to the goddess Artemis.
Its other name is the Temple of Diana. It was one of the seven wonders of the ancient and was situated in Ephesus.
There’ll be several ruins that prove its gigantic sizes but unfortunately many parts of it are not here.
However, you’ll love it due to its importance and look.
When we see it all, we’ll end the session and you’ll return to the port, and be free to enjoy your day as you wish!