EPHESUS, Departing from Marmaris
Main CategoryDaily Tour
Sub Category :Culture
Ephesus most beautiful ancient city of Turkey and also one of the best known attractions in Turkey worthy of its house of Virgin Mary and Temple of Artemis.
Bus Fare, Pick up, Drop back, Full Insurance, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Guidance, Entrance Fees
Ephesus is an ancient Greek city located in Selcuk-Izmir, whose many structures still stand as well as they did thousands of years ago, as if they were built also for the purpose of stunning visitors to the city today. The ruins, rather than being mere broken columns and pieces of rubble, have retained much of the form of the magnificent buildings they once were, along with the Roman art and friezes which adorn their walls.
This city, which is home to the biggest collection of Roman structures in the world and is the best preserved exhibit of classical Mediterranean architecture, so you’ll need to allocate the best part of a day on your Turkey holidays to properly visit this ancient metropolis.
Set in the rolling hills near the tourist resort of Kusadasi on the western coast of Turkey, Ephesus was founded in the 10th century B.C. as an Attic-Ionian colony, after which it endured being attacked by Cimmerians, conquered by the Lydians, invaded by Persians and Romans before being destroyed by the Goths in 263A.D.
Even afterwards, this city remained an important commercial centre and harbor throughout the Byzantine era until the Turks finally took control in 1304A.D. Even though this city has seen the passage of so many different rulers, most of the structures still standing were constructed or renovated in the Roman era.
What do I need to take with me?
You need to take your swimsuit, towel, sun cream, camera
The sight of Ephesus excite the admiration of even the ferventness anti-ruins persons! Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient sites of the world, offers sights like; temple of Artemis (one of the ''Seven Wonders'') Library of Celcius a 2-thousand -year-old amphi-theatre which has lately hosted stars like Diana Ross, Tom Jones and Sting. The mystical sensation you are bound to feel in the House of Virgin Mary (where she spent her last years) might make you regular churchgoer!
Duration: 14 hours between 06:30 - 20:30