Ephesus & the House of Virgin Mary (IZM - 04) Half Day

IZMIR - Ephesus & the House of Virgin Mary Board you coach and drive to the House of Virgin Mary.

Situated in a small valley 75 minutes drive from Izmir, the humble chapel lies on the site of the little house where the Virgin Mary is believed to have spent her last days.

Despite the many controversies, the Christian World still favours this belief and the site has been officially sanctioned by the Vatican for pilgrimage.

Continue on to Ancient Ephesus, accompanied by your guide walk through the Magnesian Gate which is the entrance to the ancient city of Ephesus.

Your guided walking tour will take you through one of the most magnificent excavations in the world.

See the Odeon (concert hall), the Fountain of Trajan, the steam-heated Baths of Scolastika, the Temple of Hadrian and the Latrians, the Library of Celsus and The Great Theatre, the largest one in antiquity with a capacity of 24,000 seats where St. Paul preached.

Walk back to the coach along the Arcadian Way, where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra once rode in procession.

Before returning to the ship, get a cultural taste of Turkey by enjoying an exhibition of oriental carpets or leather goods.