Regular Ephesus Tours – 45 euro

Ephesus Tour starts around 09:00. First you will visit The House of Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her last days. This is a holy place for both Christians and Muslims.

Then you will visit the world famous ancient Greco- Roman City of Ephesus, the most well preserved example in the world.

After visiting this impressive site, you will have a lunch break. After lunch you will visit The Temple of Artemis, which once was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world.

Afterwards you visit The Saint john Basilica . Then you will be transferred back to the hotel around 17:00 pm

What’s Included

» English speaking Professional Tour Guide
» Entrance fees to the various sites & Lunch
» Air Conditioned non-smoking vehicle

Note:

Wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes for walking. In summer wear a hat and take sunscream and a bottle of water. Do not forget a camera! Other languages could also be arranged on private basis programs

1 - House of the Virgin Mary

house of virgin mary

A pilgrimage place for Christians which both Pope Paul VI in 1967 and Pope John Paul II in 1979 have celebrated mass.

2 - Ephesus

ephesus

We will spend about 2,5 hours to explore some of the best preserved ruins in the world.

You will see the temple of Domitian, The Marble Street, The Trajan’s Fountain, The Mosaic street, The Latrina, The Odeon, Bouleterion, The Temple of Hadrian, The Agora, The Bath of Scholastica, The house pl, The Great Theatre, Harbour Street and The third largest library of the Ancient world; The Celsus Library – 20 minutes extra time in the Terrace Houses that belonged to the richest citizens of the city. Finally you will see one of the largest Roman Theatres in the world with the capacity of 25.000 audience and the Arcadiane – The pretty street lies in between the theatre and the harbour of Ephesus.

3 - Temple of Artemis

temple of artemis

One of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

Departure Point :

Tour departs from Selcuk, Kusadasi & Sirince Hotels Departure Time : 08:30am

4 - St. John

st-john

Duration :
8 hours (approx.) Return details : Returns to original departure point at approximately 17:00 pm

Private Ephesus Tours

We will pick you up from your hotel and your private guide will be waiting to lead you to your own luxury vehicle, during a 20 minute ride to Ephesus, your guide gives you a brief info about the area and about the country, you can relax and enjoy the cooled soft drinks and appetizers. As you arrive in Ephesus, you will first see the Magnesia Gate, a marvelous example of ancient architecture that once stood tall as an entrance to the city. Begin a downhill walk with your guide into the city’s ruins.

The route will take you past the Odeon, the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan and the Great Theater. The theater, one of the city’s best-preserved monuments, it is still used today for the local spring festival. It once had seating space for 24,000 people, and it is believed to be the site where St Paul preached to the Ephesians, you’ll also visit the Terrace Houses in Ephesus

After enjoying the Turkish cuisine at lunch (Delicious Lunch and Turkish appetizers. (Kebab, Fish, Ottoman or Vegetarian),)Visit Temple of Artemis one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World .

Options:

Virgin mary House
Basilica of St. John
After tour you will returning to hotel.

PRIVATE TOUR INCLUDED

» Pick up transfer from Kusadasi or Selcuk at approx. 8:30am
» Private Guided Ephesus tour
» All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
» Traditional Turkish Lunch (without drinks)
» Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
» Professional English-speaking tour guide
» Return transfer to your hotel at approx. 3:30pm

Pamukkale Tour 45 euro

Pamukkale Tour starts around 08:30.

You will be picked up from your hotel after the breakfast. Then driven to Pamukkale which is the center of natural thermal spring waters with healing properties. Due to the chemical properties in the water, pure white colored travertines and stepped water terraces have been created on the mountain slope. It is for its resemblance to cotton piles that it is called “Cotton Castle” in Turkish.

pamukkaleVisit the travertines and the Ancient City of Hierapolis which has the biggest Nekropol with 1200 gravestones in Anatolia. The sacred pool also is one of the highlights of the site. There shallow thermal waters ripple over a wonderful scattering of ancient roman ruins which lie beneath. Transfer back to your hotel after the tour.

Pamukkale Tour Details

Devastated by earthquakes in 1710 and 1899, DENIZLI, 50km east of Nazilli, is a gritty agricultural town of just under two hundred thousand inhabitants.

The rock formations of PAMUKKALE, 10km or so north – literally Cotton Castle – are perhaps the most visited attraction in this part of Turkey, a series of white terraces saturated with dissolved calcium bicarbonate, bubbling up from the feet of the Cal Dagi Mountains beyond. As the water surges over the edge of the plateau and cools, carbon dioxide is given off and calcium carbonate precipitated as hard chalk or travertine.

pamukkale yutThe spring emerges in what once was the exact middle of the ancient city of Hierapolis, the ruins of which would merit a stop even if they weren’t coupled with the natural phenomenon. Sadly, however, the Pammukale travertine is gradually turning from white to yellow and is even thought to be drying up. Thirsty hotels, which have been thrown up to accommodate ever-growing numbers of visitors, have been blamed by the government which has decided to take drastic action. Many of the shops and hotels around the site are being demolished. This is ultimately good news for Pamukkale, but it means finding somewhere to stay is getting harder.

Most travellers still stay in PAMUKKALE KOYU, above which the travertine terraces are deservedly the first item on their agenda, although the pools are very shallow and a foot-soak is all that’s possible – original water levels are depleted by the diversion of water to pools of nearby hotels. There is talk of closing some of these and stopping tourists walking on the terraces at all. Present restrictions require removal of shoes.

The archaeological zone of Hierapolis lies west of Pamukkale Koyu, via a narrow road winding up past the Turism Motel. Its main features include a temple of Apollo and the adjacent Plutonium – the latter a cavern emitting a toxic gas, probably a mixture of sulphur compounds and carbon dioxide, capable of killing man and beast alike. There’s also a restored Roman theatre, just east of here, dating from the second century AD and in exceptionally good shape, with most of the stage buildings and their elaborate reliefs intact.

Arguably the most interesting part of the city, though, is the colonnaded street which once extended for almost 1km from a gate 400m southeast of the sacred pool, terminating in monumental portals a few paces outside the walls – only the most northerly of which, a triple arch flanked by towers and dedicated to the Emperor Domitian in 84 AD, still stands. Just south of the arch is the elaborate tomb of Flavius Zeuxis – the first of more than a thousand tombs constituting the necropolis, the largest in Asia Minor, extending for nearly 2km along the road. There’s also a museum, housed in the restored, second-century AD baths, whose disappointing collection consists of statuary, sarcophagi, masonry fragments and smaller knick-knacks recovered during excavations.

pamukkale turlarıDaily Pamukkale Tour From Kusadasi Includes:

» Pick up transfer from your Kusadasi Selcuk Hotels in Selcuk at approx. 08:00am – 8:30am

» All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary

» Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach

» Professional English-speaking tour guide

» Return transfer to your hotel at approx. 19:30pm