Kusadasi to Ephesus

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TRAVEL Sunday September 2, 2012
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We hired a driver and a private guide through Curio Travel , http://www.curiotravel.com,
a reliable tour company based in Turkey.  By Amanda Jones
Ephesus Shuttle is owned by Curio Travel Ltd. Member of Turkish Travel Agencies ( TURSAB ) licence Nr. 6420
 
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Kusadasi Port to Ephesus Private Tours - 12 different itineraries


Tour 1 : Private Ephesus Tour


Your private guide will meet you at Kusadasi port with a sign written “ Your Name “ on it, anytime you want. We will start visiting one of the main highlights in Turkey, Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionian League (an ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor) is located near Izmir. As a port city it was a major departure point for trade routes into Asia Minor. 
 

Walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus; it was built in the beginning of the 2nd century A.D. by Gaius Julius Aquila to be a memorial to his father Gaius Julius Celsus Polemanus, the proconsul of Province of Asia. , the Temple of Hadrian and The Grand Theater are two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus. Grand theatre was built in 3rd century B.C and it was later expanded to 24.000 spectators by the Romans in the 1st century A.D. The theater was the place where St. Paul preached. Drive back to Kusadasi town center and port. The end of our services.
 

*** Private professional tour guide, Private van with A/C and entrance fees are included.
      Approximately 3 hrs. + 45 minutes free time for lunch if requested.

 

 

          PRIVATE EPHESUS TOUR RATES

Between

  2 to 3 pax

  4 to 5 pax

  6 to 7 pax

 8 to 10 pax

11 to 15 pax

16 to 20 pax

Per person

65-$US

62-$US

59-$US

52-$US

47-$US

42-$US

 

Terrace Houses is located in the ancient city of Ephesus and can be added into itinerary with 10-US$ extra per person. It will extend tour duration around 30 mins. Ephesus has 1 mile ( 1.5 k.m.) walking distance and Terrace Houses has steps. Not recommended for people with physical disabilities.

 Reservation              Any Questions ?


Tour 2 : Private Ephesus - Artemission Temple Tour

Your private guide will meet you at Kusadasi port with a sign written “ Your Name “ on it, anytime you want. After greeting, we will have 20 mins drive to Ephesus area. We will start visiting one of the main highlights in Turkey, Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionian League (an ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor) is located near Izmir. As a port city it was a major departure point for trade routes into Asia Minor.
 

Walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus; it was built in the beginning of the 2nd century A.D. by Gaius Julius Aquila to be a memorial to his father Gaius Julius Celsus Polemanus, the proconsul of Province of Asia. , the Temple of Hadrian and The Grand Theater are two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus. Grand theatre was built in 3rd century B.C and it was later expanded to 24.000 spectators by the Romans in the 1st century A.D. The theater was the place where St. Paul preached. We will stop at Artemission Temple where used to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world as our last stop before drive back to Kusadasi town center and port. The end of our services.


*** Private professional tour guide, Private van with A/C and entrance fees are included.
      Approximately 3,5 hrs. + 45 minutes free time for lunch if requested.

 

PRIVATE EPHESUS TOUR RATES

Between

  2 to 3 pax

  4 to 5 pax

  6 to 7 pax

 8 to 10 pax

11 to 15 pax

16 to 20 pax

Per person

67-$US

64-$US

59-$US

52-$US

47-$US

42-$US

 

Terrace Houses is located in the ancient city of Ephesus and can be added into itinerary with 10-US$ extra per person. It will extend tour duration around 30 mins. Ephesus has 1 mile ( 1.5 k.m.) walking distance and Terrace Houses has steps. Not recommended for people with physical disabilities.

 Reservation              Any Questions ?


Tour 3 - A1 : Private  Ephesus - Artemission Temple - The House of Virgin Mary Tour

Your private guide will meet you at Kusadasi port with a sign written “ Your Name “ on it, anytime you want. After greeting, we will have 20 mins drive to Ephesus area. We will start visiting one of the main highlights in Turkey, Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionian League (an ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor) is located near Izmir. As a port city it was a major departure point for trade routes into Asia Minor.
 

Walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus; it was built in the beginning of the 2nd century A.D. by Gaius Julius Aquila to be a memorial to his father Gaius Julius Celsus Polemanus, the proconsul of Province of Asia. , the Temple of Hadrian and The Grand Theater are two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus. Grand theatre was built in 3rd century B.C and it was later expanded to 24.000 spectators by the Romans in the 1st century A.D. The theater was the place where St. Paul preached.
 

The House of Virgin Mary is located on the Aladag Mountains 5 miles away from Ephesus. At the third Ecumenical Council on 431 AD in Ephesus, it was claimed that Mary came to Ephesus with St. John in 37 A.D. and lived there until her death in 48 A.D. After the discovery of the house, the Archbishop of Izmir declared there as a place of pilgrimage in 1892. On July 26, 1967, Pope Paul VI visited this place and prayed there.  We will stop at  Artemission Temple where used to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world as our last stop before drive back to Kusadasi town center and port. The end of our services.

 

*** Private professional tour guide, Private van with A/C and entrance fees are included.
Approximately 4 hrs. + 45 minutes free time for lunch if requested.

 

PRIVATE EPHESUS TOUR RATES

Between

  2 to 3 pax

  4 to 5 pax

  6 to 7 pax

 8 to 10 pax

11 to 15 pax

16 to 20 pax

Per person

79-$US

75-$US

70-$US

62-$US

57-$US

52-$US

           

Terrace Houses   is located in the ancient city of Ephesus and can be added into itinerary with 10-US$ extra per person. It will extend tour duration around 30 mins. Ephesus has 1 mile ( 1.5 k.m.) walking distance and Terrace Houses has steps. Not recommended for people with physical disabilities.

 Reservation              Any Questions ?

 

Tour 3 - A2 : Private  Ephesus - Artemission Temple - The House of Virgin Mary Tour + Traditional Turkish Lunch ( www.bizimevhanimeli.com 

 

Your private guide will meet you at Kusadasi port with a sign written “ Your Name “ on it, anytime you want. After greeting, we will have 20 mins drive to Ephesus area. We will start visiting one of the main highlights in Turkey, Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionian League (an ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor) is located near Izmir. As a port city it was a major departure point for trade routes into Asia Minor.
 

Walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus; it was built in the beginning of the 2nd century A.D. by Gaius Julius Aquila to be a memorial to his father Gaius Julius Celsus Polemanus, the proconsul of Province of Asia. , the Temple of Hadrian and The Grand Theater are two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus. Grand theatre was built in 3rd century B.C and it was later expanded to 24.000 spectators by the Romans in the 1st century A.D. The theater was the place where St. Paul preached. Have a stop for a traditional Turkish lunch. 
 

The House of Virgin Mary is located on the Aladag Mountains 5 miles away from Ephesus. At the third Ecumenical Council on 431 AD in Ephesus, it was claimed that Mary came to Ephesus with St. John in 37 A.D. and lived there until her death in 48 A.D. After the discovery of the house, the Archbishop of Izmir declared there as a place of pilgrimage in 1892. On July 26, 1967, Pope Paul VI visited this place and prayed there.  We will stop at  Artemission Temple where used to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world as our last stop before drive back to Kusadasi town center and port. The end of our services.


*** Lunch, Private professional tour guide, Private van with A/C and entrance fees are included.
      Approximately 5,5 hrs. 

 

PRIVATE EPHESUS TOUR RATES

Between

  2 to 3 pax

  4 to 5 pax

  6 to 7 pax

 8 to 10 pax

11 to 15 pax

16 to 20 pax

Per person

94-$US

90-$US

85-$US

72-$US

67-$US

62-$US

 

Terrace Houses   is located in the ancient city of Ephesus and can be added into itinerary with 10-US$ extra per person. It will extend tour duration around 30 mins. Ephesus has 1 mile ( 1.5 k.m.) walking distance and Terrace Houses has steps. Not recommended for people with physical disabilities.

 Reservation              Any Questions ?

 

Tour 4 - A1 : Private Ephesus - Artemission Temple - The House of Virgin Mary - St. John Basilica Tour

Your private guide will meet you at Kusadasi port with a sign written “ Your Name “ on it, anytime you want. After greeting, we will have 20 mins. drive to Ephesus area. We will start visiting one of the main highlights in Turkey, Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionian League (an ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor) is located near Izmir. As a port city it was a major departure point for trade routes into Asia Minor.
 

Walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus; it was built in the beginning of the 2nd century A.D. by Gaius Julius Aquila to be a memorial to his father Gaius Julius Celsus Polemanus, the proconsul of Province of Asia. , the Temple of Hadrian and The Grand Theater are two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus. Grand theatre was built in 3rd century B.C and it was later expanded to 24.000 spectators by the Romans in the 1st century A.D. The theater was the place where St. Paul preached.
 

The House of Virgin Mary is located on the Aladag Mountains 5 miles away from Ephesus. At the third Ecumenical Council on 431 AD in Ephesus, it was claimed that Mary came to Ephesus with St. John in 37 A.D. and lived there until her death in 48 A.D. After the discovery of the house, the Archbishop of Izmir declared there as a place of pilgrimage in 1892. On July 26, 1967, Pope Paul VI visited this place and prayed there.  After House of Virgin Mary,  drive to St. John’s Basilica, it is believed that the evangelist St. John had spent his last years in the region around Ephesus and buried in the southern slope of Ayosolug Hill. We will stop at  Artemission Temple where used to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world as our last stop before drive back to Kusadasi town center and port. Drive back to Kusadasi town center and port. The end of our services.
 

*** Private professional tour guide, Private van with A/C and entrance fees are included.

      Approximately 5 hrs. + 45 minutes free time for lunch if requested.

 

PRIVATE EPHESUS TOUR RATES

Between

  2 to 3 pax

  4 to 5 pax

  6 to 7 pax

 8 to 10 pax

11 to 15 pax

16 to 20 pax

Per person

85-$US

82-$US

75-$US

67-$US

62-$US

57-$US

 

Terrace Houses is located in the ancient city of Ephesus and can be added into itinerary with 10-US$ extra per person. It will extend tour duration around 30 mins. Ephesus has 1 mile ( 1.5 k.m.) walking distance and Terrace Houses has steps. Not recommended for people with physical disabilities.

  Reservation              Any Questions ?


Tour 4 - A2 : Private Ephesus - Artemission Temple - The House of Virgin Mary - St. John Basilica Tour + Traditional Turkish Lunch ( www.bizimevhanimeli.com  

Your private guide will meet you at Kusadasi port with a sign written “ Your Name “ on it, anytime you want. After greeting, we will have 20 mins. drive to Ephesus area. We will start visiting one of the main highlights in Turkey, Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionian League (an ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor) is located near Izmir. As a port city it was a major departure point for trade routes into Asia Minor.
 

Walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus; it was built in the beginning of the 2nd century A.D. by Gaius Julius Aquila to be a memorial to his father Gaius Julius Celsus Polemanus, the proconsul of Province of Asia. , the Temple of Hadrian and The Grand Theater are two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus. Grand theatre was built in 3rd century B.C and it was later expanded to 24.000 spectators by the Romans in the 1st century A.D. The theater was the place where St. Paul preached. Have a stop for a traditional Turkish lunch. 
 

The House of Virgin Mary is located on the Aladag Mountains 5 miles away from Ephesus. At the third Ecumenical Council on 431 AD in Ephesus, it was claimed that Mary came to Ephesus with St. John in 37 A.D. and lived there until her death in 48 A.D. After the discovery of the house, the Archbishop of Izmir declared there as a place of pilgrimage in 1892. On July 26, 1967, Pope Paul VI visited this place and prayed there.  After House of Virgin Mary,  drive to St. John’s Basilica, it is believed that the evangelist St. John had spent his last years in the region around Ephesus and buried in the southern slope of Ayosolug Hill. We will stop at  Artemission Temple where used to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world as our last stop before drive back to Kusadasi town center and port. Drive back to Kusadasi town center and port. The end of our services.
 

*** Lunch, Private professional tour guide, Private van with A/C and entrance fees are included.
      Approximately 6,5 hrs.

 

PRIVATE EPHESUS TOUR RATES

Between

  2 to 3 pax

  4 to 5 pax

  6 to 7 pax

 8 to 10 pax

11 to 15 pax

16 to 20 pax

Per person

100-$US

97-$US

90-$US

82-$US

77-$US

72-$US

                    

Terrace Houses is located in the ancient city of Ephesus and can be added into itinerary with 10-US$ extra per person. It will extend tour duration around 30 mins. Ephesus has 1 mile ( 1.5 k.m.) walking distance and Terrace Houses has steps. Not recommended for people with physical disabilities.

  Reservation              Any Questions ?

 

Tour 5 : Private Ephesus - Artemission Temple - St. John Basilica Tour

Your  private guide will meet you at Kusadasi port with a sign written “ Your Name “ on it, anytime you want. After greeting, we will have 20 mins. drive to Ephesus area. We will start visiting one of the main highlights in Turkey, Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionian League (an ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor) is located near Izmir. As a port city it was a major departure point for trade routes into Asia Minor.

Walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus; it was built in the beginning of the 2nd century A.D. by Gaius Julius Aquila to be a memorial to his father Gaius Julius Celsus Polemanus, the proconsul of Province of Asia. , the Temple of Hadrian and The Grand Theater are two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus. Grand theatre was built in 3rd century B.C and it was later expanded to 24.000 spectators by the Romans in the 1st century A.D. The theater was the place where St. Paul preached.

After visiting Ephesus  drive to St. John’s Basilica, it is believed that the evangelist St. John had spent his last years in the region around Ephesus and buried in the southern slope of Ayosolug Hill. We will stop at  Artemission Templewhere used to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world as our last stop before drive back to Kusadasi town center and port. Drive back to Kusadasi town center and port. The end of our services.

*** Private professional tour guide, Private van with A/C and entrance fees are included.
      Approximately 4 hrs. + 45 minutes free time for lunch if requested.

 

PRIVATE EPHESUS TOUR RATES

Between

  2 to 3 pax

  4 to 5 pax

  6 to 7 pax

 8 to 10 pax

11 to 15 pax

16 to 20 pax

Per person

79-$US

77-$US

72-$US

67-$US

63-$US

59-$US


Terrace Houses is located in the ancient city of Ephesus and can be added into itinerary with 10-US$ extra per person. It will extend tour duration around 30 mins. Ephesus has 1 mile ( 1.5 k.m.) walking distance and Terrace Houses has steps. Not recommended for people with physical disabilities.

                                           Reservation              Any Questions ?


 
Tour 6 : Private Ephesus - Miletus - Didyma Tour

Your private guide will meet you at Kusadasi port with a sign written “ Your Name “ on it, anytime you want. After greeting, we will have 20 mins drive to Ephesus area. We will start visiting one of the main highlights in Turkey, Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionian League (an ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor) is located near Izmir. As a port city it was a major departure point for trade routes into Asia Minor.

Walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus; it was built in the beginning of the 2nd century A.D. by Gaius Julius Aquila to be a memorial to his father Gaius Julius Celsus Polemanus, the proconsul of Province of Asia. , the Temple of Hadrian and The Grand Theater are two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus. Grand theatre was built in 3rd century B.C and it was later expanded to 24.000 spectators by the Romans in the 1st century A.D. The theater was the place where St. Paul preached.

After Ephesus, we will head to our next stop Miletus, an ancient city located near the present Akköy at the mouth of the Buyuk Menderes (meander) River. Miletus owed its importance to its position on the trade routes. It was one of the largest cities in Anatolia with a population of between 80.000 and 100.000. Highly prosperous, it founded many colonies and was the home of the 6 BC philosophers Anaximander, Anaximenes and Thales, the town planner Hippodamus and architect of Hagia Sophia, Isidorus. Having a prominent position, Miletus became the most important port in this area and it was the most active member of the twelve cities of the Ionian Confederation. In the 7th century BC, Lydians besieged the city. The city was then controlled by Persians, Roman and Seljuk Turks.

 

The next visit after Miletus will be Didyma. The word Didyma means "twins" and it was associated by some as being the meeting place of Zeus and Leto to have their twins Apollo and Artemis. Didyma was famed as a prophecy center dedicated to Apollo, which served a similar purpose as the Delphi of Anatolia. It was not a city but a sanctuary linked to Miletus by Milesians with a 19 km/12 mi sacred road. At the end of the tour, we will drive back to Kusadasi port.
 

*** Private professional tour guide, Private van with A/C and entrance fees are included.

      Approximately 7 hrs. + 45 minutes free time for lunch if requested.

 

PRIVATE EPHESUS TOUR RATES

Between

  2 to 3 pax

  4 to 5 pax

  6 to 7 pax

 8 to 10 pax

11 to 15 pax

16 to 20 pax

Per person

110-$US

107-$US

104-$US

102-$US

97-$US

94-$US

 

Terrace Houses is located in the ancient city of Ephesus and can be added into itinerary with 10-US$ extra per person. It will extend tour duration around 30 mins. Ephesus has 1 mile ( 1.5 k.m.) walking distance and Terrace Houses has steps. Not recommended for people with physical disabilities.

 Reservation              Any Questions ?



Tour 7 :  Private Ephesus - Sirince Village - Traditional Turkish Lunch
( www.bizimevhanimeli.com or www.sirinceocakbasi.com or www.dimitrosrestaurant.com)

Your private guide will meet you at Kusadasi port with a sign written “ Your Name “ on it, anytime you want. After greeting, we will have 20 mins drive to Ephesus area. We will start visiting one of the main highlights in Turkey, Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionian League (an ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor) is located near Izmir. As a port city it was a major departure point for trade routes into Asia Minor.

Walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus; it was built in the beginning of the 2nd century A.D. by Gaius Julius Aquila to be a memorial to his father Gaius Julius Celsus Polemanus, the proconsul of Province of Asia. , the Temple of Hadrian and The Grand Theater are two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus. Grand theatre was built in 3rd century B.C and it was later expanded to 24.000 spectators by the Romans in the 1st century A.D. The theater was the place where St. Paul preached.

After visiting Ephesus,  drive up to the pretty old Turkish-Orthodox village Sirince, located on the top of a mountain, where anyone will enjoy the impressive wine yards' and peach trees'. The village has synthesis of Turk-Greek culture, where we visit mosque and Orthodox church. All the narrow streets of the village belong to the women, selling handcrafts of all kinds, olive oil. Another attraction of Sirince is its fruity wine: try its taste in small cafés. Drive back to Kusadasi town center and port. The end of our services.

 

*** Lunch, Private professional tour guide, Private van with A/C and entrance fees are included.
      Approximately 5 hrs.

 

PRIVATE EPHESUS TOUR RATES

Between

  2 to 3 pax

  4 to 5 pax

  6 to 7 pax

 8 to 10 pax

11 to 15 pax

16 to 20 pax

Per person

99-$US

96-$US

90-$US

85-$US

78-$US

72-$US


Terrace Houses is located in the ancient city of Ephesus and can be added into itinerary with 10-US$ extra per person. It will extend tour duration around 30 mins. Ephesus has 1 mile ( 1.5 k.m.) walking distance and Terrace Houses has steps. Not recommended for people with physical disabilities.

 Reservation              Any Questions ?


Tour 8 : Ephesus - Artemission Temple + Sirince Village + Traditional Turkish Lunch
( www.bizimevhanimeli.com or www.sirinceocakbasi.com or www.dimitrosrestaurant.com)

Your private guide will meet you at Kusadasi port with a sign written “ Your Name “ on it, anytime you want. After greeting, we will have 20 mins drive to Ephesus area. We will start visiting one of the main highlights in Turkey, Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionian League (an ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor) is located near Izmir. As a port city it was a major departure point for trade routes into Asia Minor.

 

Walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus; it was built in the beginning of the 2nd century A.D. by Gaius Julius Aquila to be a memorial to his father Gaius Julius Celsus Polemanus, the proconsul of Province of Asia. , the Temple of Hadrian and The Grand Theater are two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus. Grand theatre was built in 3rd century B.C and it was later expanded to 24.000 spectators by the Romans in the 1st century A.D. The theater was the place where St. Paul preached.

 

After visiting Ephesus, we will visit Artemission Temple where used to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. After Temple, drive up to the pretty old Turkish-Orthodox village Sirince, located on the top of a mountain, where anyone will enjoy the impressive wine yards' and peach trees'. The village has synthesis of Turk-Greek culture, where we visit mosque and Orthodox church. All the narrow streets of the village belong to the women, selling handcrafts of all kinds, olive oil. Another attraction of Sirince is its fruity wine: try its taste in small cafés. Drive back to Kusadasi town center and port. The end of our services.
 

*** Lunch, Private professional tour guide, Private van with A/C and entrance fees are included. 
     Approximately 5,5 hrs.

 

PRIVATE EPHESUS TOUR RATES

Between

  2 to 3 pax

  4 to 5 pax

  6 to 7 pax

 8 to 10 pax

11 to 15 pax

16 to 20 pax

Per person

101-$US

99-$US

92-$US

87-$US

80-$US

73-$US


Terrace Houses is located in the ancient city of Ephesus and can be added into itinerary with 10-US$ extra per person. It will extend tour duration around 30 mins. Ephesus has 1 mile ( 1.5 k.m.) walking distance and Terrace Houses has steps. Not recommended for people with physical disabilities.

 Reservation              Any Questions ?


Tour 9 : Private Ephesus - Artemission Temple - The House of Virgin Mary - Sirince Village  + Traditional Turkish Lunch ( www.bizimevhanimeli.com or www.sirinceocakbasi.com or www.dimitrosrestaurant.com)

Your private guide will meet you at Kusadasi port with a sign written “ Your Name “ on it, anytime you want. After greeting, we will have 20 mins drive to Ephesus area. We will start visiting one of the main highlights in Turkey, Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionian League (an ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor) is located near Izmir. As a port city it was a major departure point for trade routes into Asia Minor.

Walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus; it was built in the beginning of the 2nd century A.D. by Gaius Julius Aquila to be a memorial to his father Gaius Julius Celsus Polemanus, the proconsul of Province of Asia. , the Temple of Hadrian and The Grand Theater are two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus. Grand theatre was built in 3rd century B.C and it was later expanded to 24.000 spectators by the Romans in the 1st century A.D. The theater was the place where St. Paul preached.

The House of Virgin Mary is located on the Aladag Mountains 5 miles away from Ephesus. At the third Ecumenical Council on 431 AD in Ephesus, it was claimed that Mary came to Ephesus with St. John in 37 A.D. and lived there until her death in 48 A.D. After the discovery of the house, the Archbishop of Izmir declared there as a place of pilgrimage in 1892. On July 26, 1967, Pope Paul VI visited this place and prayed there.   We will visit Artemission Temple where used to be one on the seven wonders of the ancient world.

After Artemission Temple, drive up to the pretty old Turkish-Orthodox village Sirince, located on the top of a mountain, where anyone will enjoy the impressive wine yards' and peach trees'. The village has synthesis of Turk-Greek culture, where we visit mosque and Orthodox church. All the narrow streets of the village belong to the women, selling handcrafts of all kinds, olive oil. Another attraction of Sirince is its wine: try its taste in small cafés. Drive back to Kusadasi town center and port. The end of our services.

 

*** Lunch, Private professional tour guide, Private van with A/C and entrance fees are included.
      Approximately 6 hrs.

 

PRIVATE EPHESUS TOUR RATES

Between

  2 to 3 pax

  4 to 5 pax

  6 to 7 pax

 8 to 10 pax

11 to 15 pax

16 to 20 pax

Per person

109-$US

106-$US

99-$US

95-$US

89-$US

81-$US


Terrace Housesis located in the ancient city of Ephesus and can be added into itinerary with 10-US$ extra per person. It will extend tour duration around 30 mins. Ephesus has 1 mile ( 1.5 k.m.) walking distance and Terrace Houses has steps. Not recommended for people with physical disabilities.

 Reservation              Any Questions ?



Tour 10 : Private Ephesus - Artemission Temple - The House of Virgin Mary - St. John Basilica- Sirince Village + Traditional Turkish Lunch 
(www.bizimevhanimeli.com or www.sirinceocakbasi.com or www.dimitrosrestaurant.com )

Your private guide will meet you at Kusadasi port with a sign written “ Your Name “ on it, anytime you want. After greeting, we will have 20 mins drive to Ephesus area. We will start visiting one of the main highlights in Turkey, Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionian League (an ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor) is located near Izmir. As a port city it was a major departure point for trade routes into Asia Minor.

Walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus; it was built in the beginning of the 2nd century A.D. by Gaius Julius Aquila to be a memorial to his father Gaius Julius Celsus Polemanus, the proconsul of Province of Asia. , the Temple of Hadrian and The Grand Theater are two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus. Grand theatre was built in 3rd century B.C and it was later expanded to 24.000 spectators by the Romans in the 1st century A.D. The theater was the place where St. Paul preached.

 

The House of Virgin Maryis located on the Aladag Mountains 5 miles away from Ephesus. At the third Ecumenical Council on 431 AD in Ephesus, it was claimed that Mary came to Ephesus with St. John in 37 A.D. and lived there until her death in 48 A.D. After the discovery of the house, the Archbishop of Izmir declared there as a place of pilgrimage in 1892. On July 26, 1967, Pope Paul VI visited this place and prayed there.  After House of Virgin Mary,  drive to St. John’sBasilica, where it is believed that the evangelist St. John had spent his last years in the region around Ephesus and buried in the southern slope of Ayosolug Hill.

We will visit Artemission Temple where used to be one on the seven wonders of the ancient world.

After Artemission Temple, drive up to the pretty old Turkish-Orthodox village Sirince, located on the top of a mountain, where anyone will enjoy the impressive wine yards' and peach trees'. The village has synthesis of Turk-Greek culture, where we visit mosque and Orthodox church. All the narrow streets of the village belong to the women, selling handcrafts of all kinds, olive oil. Another attraction of Sirince is its wine: try its taste in small cafés. Drive back to Kusadasi town center and port. The end of our services.

 

*** Lunch, Private professional tour guide, Private van with A/C and entrance fees are included.
      Approximately 7 hrs.

 

PRIVATE EPHESUS TOUR RATES

Between

  2 to 3 pax

  4 to 5 pax

  6 to 7 pax

 8 to 10 pax

11 to 15 pax

16 to 20 pax

Per person

119-$US

116-$US

109-$US

105-$US

98-$US

91-$US

 

Terrace Housesis located in the ancient city of Ephesus and can be added into itinerary with 10-US$ extra per person. It will extend tour duration around 30 mins. Ephesus has 1 mile ( 1.5 k.m.) walking distance and Terrace Houses has steps. Not recommended for people with physical disabilities.

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Tour 11 : Private Priene - Miletos - Karine (Doganbey Fishing Village)

Your private guide will meet you at Kusadasi port with a sign written “ Your Name “ on it, anytime you want. After greeting, we will have 40 mins drive to the ancient Anatolian-Greek city of Priene in the forest overlooking the fertile Meandros Valley. Priene was an ancient Greek holy city and the home of an important temple of Athena. After completing Priene tour we will head to Miletus, one of the most important commercial and governmental cities from 700 BC to 700 AD among all the ancient Ionians cities. We will discover the Roman Theatre where the first recorded strike took a place and the magnificent Faustina Baths. Last, but not least, we arrive in Karine (Doganbey Village). Karine is a fishing village with its interesting geography located on the back side of the Dilek Peninsula National Park. It is known being a region that especially where the gilt head breams spawn by reason of  the ground waters boiling from the bottom of the sea blends to the sea. It can be seen that all the tones of the blue from the shallow sea. It's a nest area for pelicans, delicious fish and fish restaurants, amazing fresh air and natural beauty are symbols of this unique little village. The honey of Karine is also famous, their neighbors on the island of Samos used to visit because of it. After a lunch break at a shed-like fish restaurant viewing  the beauty of the nature we will continue to Doganbey Village where we will visit the old Greek Houses dated back 19 AD. At the end of the tour, you will return to Kusadasi port.


 

*** Lunch, Private professional tour guide, Private van with A/C and entrance fees are included.
      Approximately 7 hrs.

 

PRIVATE EPHESUS TOUR RATES

Between

  2 to 3 pax

  4 to 5 pax

  6 to 7 pax

 8 to 10 pax

11 to 15 pax

16 to 20 pax

Per person

129-$US

126-$US

123-$US

121-$US

117-$US

113-$US 

 

Terrace Housesis located in the ancient city of Ephesus and can be added into itinerary with 10-US$ extra per person. It will extend tour duration around 30 mins. Ephesus has 1 mile ( 1.5 k.m.) walking distance and Terrace Houses has steps. Not recommended for people with physical disabilities.

 



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