Welcome to Ephesus
Ephesus was an ancient Greek city, and later a major Roman city, on the west coast of Asia Minor, near present-day Selçuk, Izmir Province, Turkey. It was one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League during the Classical Greek era. In the Roman period, it was for many years the second largest city of the Roman Empire; ranking behind Rome, the empire’s capital. Today’s archaeological site lies 3 kilometers southwest of the town of Selçuk, in the Selçuk district of İzmir Province, Turkey. The ruins of Ephesus are a favorite international and local tourist attraction, partly owing to their easy access from Adnan Menderes Airport and via the port of Kuşadası.
Cooking Classes Istanbul-Ephesus-Cappadocia Tour
After meeting you at the airport, you will be transfered to your hotel. In the afternoon meeting over drink for We will give brief information about all the tour and program. İn the evening enjoy a welcome dinner. At the welcome dinner you will receive an overview of the sites we will visit during this holiday as well as a brief introduction traditional Turkish cuisine across this large, beautiful country. We will highlight the food typical in the western region of Turkey that we will study, sample and learn how to make. Over-night in Istanbul in the Old City.
Cooking Clases Tour 2
Upon arrival in Izmir, you will be met by an English-speaking guide for a full day tour of Ephesus and the surrounding areas including the Virgin Mary’s House. On the way to Ephesus we will stop att the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. From Ephesus we will proceed to the House of the Virgin Mary nestled in a beautiful and picturesque setting. This shrine is a pilgrimage site for many people of all denominations. Lunch is included in the tour. Enjoy a relaxed dinner at the Ephesus Boutique Hotel. Before dinner enjoy a cocktail and be introduced to our host Mustafa and learn about the hotel, surrounding areas and the concepts behind Turkish family cooking.
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Special Weekend at Ephesus Boutique Hotel
First visit to Ephesus. Ephesus the city dedicated to Artemis, the best preserved ancient city of Asia Minor with its majestic theater, marble road, Temple of Artemis, the Church of the Virgin Mary or the Double Church, the Library of Celsus, the Stadium, the Lecture Hall. Then visit the Church of St. John and his Tomb in Selcuk before driving to the home of the Virgin Mary, who was brought to Ephesus by John, the beloved disciple of Jesus. The home of Virgin Mary on a hill top, where she lived out her days is now visited by over a hundred thousand pilgrims each year. The pilgrims drink the water of the sacred spring, meditate and pray for health at this ancient spot of worship.
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The Highlights of Ephesus Tour (Full Day Tour)
After a short drive scenic drive, visit to the House of Mother Mary where she is supposed to spend her last years together with St. John; Then to Ephesus is the best-preserved ancient city in Turkey, famous for its Celsus library, great theatre, marble streets, temples, and baths. It’s situated in the fertile Ionian landscape and has been known throughout history for its temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Ephesus is considered to be the showpiece among all the antique cities of the world. After lunch in the town of Selcuk visit to St. John’s Basilica and Ephesus Museum. Then drive back to Kusadasi.
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Ancient Ephesus and House of Mother Mary Tour
The half day tour includes Ancient Ephesus with its Museum in Selcuk, is one of the best regional museums in Turkey, houses alarge collection of objects found Ephesus. This is a great tour for archeology lovers. Driving back to Kusadasi with a scenic drive. This is a private tour and includes a driver and a separate English-speaking guide who will accompany you into all attractions to provide commentary. Entrance fees and lunch are payable to guide on day of tour.
Ancient Ephesus and Archeology Museum
The half day tour includes Ancient Ephesus with its Museum in Selcuk, is one of the best regional museums in Turkey, houses alarge collection of objects found Ephesus. This is a great tour for archeology lovers. Driving back to Kusadasi with a scenic drive.
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From İstanbul Ephesus, Pamukkale, Priene, Miletos & Didyma
3 Day Tour
First visit the Artemission Temple where is one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World. Continue to Ephesus.visit Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionia (an ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor) is located near Izmir. As a port city at the mouth of the Cayster (modern Küçükmenderes) River, it was a major departure point for trade routes into Asia Minor. Known in antiquity for its sacred shrines, notably a famous temple (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World) to the goddess Artemis, or Diana, the city was also an important center of early Christianity.
Priene, Miletos & Didyma
Pick up from your hotel or port , depart for the first ancient city; Priene which in its time was one of the most spectacular of all the ancient Ionians cities. Then travel on to Miletus with its magnificent theatre and the Byzantine fortress on the acropolis above.
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Pick up from your hotel or port , depart for a full day tour to Pamukkale; visit the ancient city of Hierepolis, a city that gained importance in the Roman times because of its thermal springs and Ancient pool . Over the centuries, the calsium, salts in the water have formed into one of the most unique natural sights of the World.
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