No trip to Turkey is complete without exploring the ancient ruins of Ephesus! Ephesus is the best preserved classical city on the Mediterranean, and perhaps the best place in the world to get the feeling for what life was like in the Roman times. Ephesus is known to be the commercial and social center of antiquity and an important center for early Christianity. In the book of Revelation, Ephesus was one of the seven churches addressed by Christ in a vision. It is here that you will find the Temple of Artemis, considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Your guide will also show you the Great Theatre, the Library of Celsus and many temples.
After enjoying some authentic Turkish cuisine at lunch, you will drive to the Temple of Artemis (Diana), the site of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and visit the House of the Virgin Mary, where she spent the last days of her life. Authenticated by Pope Paul VI in 1967, the cottage is a place of pilgrimage for many believers and one of the highlights of any visit to the region!
On this tour you will also visit the Isa Bey Mosque, this impressive mosque from 14th Century A.D. is unlike any other you will see in the country.
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