Izmir tour to Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary, Basilica of St.John and Temple of Artemis

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choose this shore trip from Izmir Port to visit Ephesus site, the house of Virgin Mary, considered as the last home of the Virgin, the basillica of St. John and the ruins of Artemis Temple

Meet your guide at Izmir port and embark your vehicle for a scenic drive through the countryside of Izmir. As you arrive in Ephesus, you will pass through the Magnesian Gate and take a walk to the archaeological site while listening from your guide interesting information about the sites of the Odeon, the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan and the Great Theater. The ancient theatre of Ephesus was built during the 3rd century BC and it was the place where Saint Paul preached to the citizens of Ephesus.

Continue on and visit the House of Virgin Mary which is considered the last residence of hers. The shrine was discovered during the 19th century BC and the Vatican has declared is as the true last resting place of Mary. 

The next stop is the Basilica of Saint John. The church was built by the Emperor Justinian and it is placed over the exact point of Saint John’s tomb. The church was built as a Basilica and the interior was covered in mosaic while the walls and pillars were covered with marble plates and decorated with different colours. 

The last venue to be visited is the Temple of Artemis , an ancient temple dedicated to the Greek Goodness Artemis and built during the 6th century BD. The temple was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. 

Step 1

embark your private vehicle and depart from Izmir port

Step 2

tour to Ephesus

Step 3

visit the house of Virgin Mary 

Step 4

go on to Basilica of Saint John 

Step 5

visit Temple of Artemis

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