You will be met at harbour, airport ADB or at your Hotel in Izmir or Kusadasi. The guide will hold up a sign with your name on it. We Leaving the colorful town of behind you will pass throught the verdant countryside before arriving at Ephesus. Our first stop is the Virgin Mary s House you will drive nearly for 25 minutes. According to Predominant Christian tradition, Mary was brought to Ephesus by the Apostle John after the Resurrection of Christ and lived out her days there. This is based mainly on the traditional belief that John came to Ephesus combined with the biblical statement that Jesus Consigned her to John's care (John 19:26-27).
Ephesus tour is starting with your local Ephesus guide, walking tour will take you throuht one of the most magnificent excavations in the world. See the Odeon, The Fountain of Trajan, the five terraces of apartment houses, the stream baths of Scholastika, the temple of Hadrian and impressive library of Ephesus. The library is adorned with columns and statues. The Grand Theater, where Saint Paul preached, is the largest theater is antiquity with capacity of 24.000 seats. You will return to the bus through the Arcadian Way, where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra once rode in procession. The visit of Ephesus Open Air Museum takes nearly 2 hours. You will drive to Sirince Village for 15 minutes.
The lovely village of Sirince that (pronounced as she-RIN-jay) is a wonderful little Aegean village of 600 inhabitants. Most of the houses in the village date from the 19th century or earlier and they were built at a time when Prince was predominantly a Greek village.The village lies in a lovely bowl of hills surrounded by peach orchands,vineyards and olives. Villagers makes wine and olive oil,and grow some of the best peaches in the country.To explore the village of Sirince with a stop in one of the wine houses for tasting the homemade fruit wines.
After the Lunch Break, The next stop on your tour is the Temple of Artemis (Diana),built in a honor of the Greek Goddess of hunting, wild nature and fertility, Deemed as one of the Seven wonders of the ancient world .The temple of Artemis used to be the largest marble temple in the ancient Greek world since it was four times as the big as the Parthenon in Athens, Greece. The temple served as both a marketplace and religiouse institution. Offerings by thousands of pilgrims each year enable the temple to grow so wealthy that it became the world`s first bank. Today, little remains of the magnificent structure. Your guide will describe its importance, its wealth and tension that existed between the Romans and Christians that settled in the area over the centuries.
Afterwards, you drive back to Harbour, Airport or your hotel in Kusadasi or Izmir.
WHAT TO BRING!
Camera, Hat, Comfortable Footwear, Soft Drinks, Sun Cream, Sun Glasses.