Ephesus Tour, Terrace Houses and the House of Virgin Mary

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book this shore excursion and visit not only Ephesus including the "Terrace Houses" but one of the most important monuments of christianity in the world, the house of Virgin Mary, believed to be the last residence of Hers

You tour starts with your meeting with the guide at Izmir port and you will be driven though the Turkish countryside to Ephesus.

As you arrive in Ephesus, you will pass through the Magnesian Gate and begin an educative stroll through the Roman ruins. Your route takes you past the Odeon, the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan and the Great Theater. The Roman theatre is perfectly –preserved and holds a capacity of almost 24.000 people.  It is even open to the audience until today for the spring cultural festival.

The next halt of the sightseeing is scheduled at the Terrace houses , built for the Roman, rich families. The Terrace houses were two-floored and equipped with heating system and warm water. They were decorated with mosaics and frescos made by local artists.

You tour will be completed with a visit a the House of Virgin Mary, a small church that is believed to have been built over the last residence of the Mary. The House is Kusadasi,  has been recently announced by the Pope as the original resting place of hers. 

Step 1

arrival to Izmir port, embark to your private vehicle 

Step 2

sightseeing to Ephesus archaeological site

Step 3

visit to Terrace Houses

Step 4

visit to House of Virgin Mary 

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