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Your guide will be waiting to meet you at the port. After you’ve been welcomed your guide will take you to the House of the Virgin Mary on the top of the beautiful Solmissos Mountains. It is believed Mary spent her last living days. After the House of the Virgin Mary you’ll be driven to the Ancient City of Ephesus. You’ll enjoy a downhill walk with your guide into the ruins of the Roman capital. Your route takes you past the Bouleuterion, Temple of Domitian, Hercules Gate, Temple of Hadrian, The Celsus Library and The Great Theater. Then, you’ll be driven to The Temple of Artemis (Diana). The temple was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. We would like to introduce you to the local cultural aspects of Ephesus by showing handmade carpet & rug Art done. through traditional weaving in the Teaching Village and you’ll enjoy many of Ephesus Ceramics as well.
After undressing in the dressing room area, you will wrap your body in a peştamal, a traditional cotton body wrap. After locking all your belongings in the locker provided (remembering to keep the key with you at all times), you will pass into the hot area that includes the heated marble platform in the center. This area, called the sıcaklık(caldarium), consists of the large, hot marble platform which is surrounded by bathing basins (kurna) and private bathing cubicles (halvet). You should first get your body to perspire, either by lying or sitting on the hot marble or pouring hot water on your body by sitting next to one of the basins. Than your attendant will give you an exfoliating scrub and a bubble wash as you lie on the hot platform. You will then move to one of the basins and the attendant will wash you there. For more information on this tour click here!
Join a group of people (max 18 pax) and share the cost of a private vehicle, for a 7 to 8 hours visit of Ephesus’s main sites (minimal walking). The standard departures are between 8:30 am and 9:00 am. We will be exploring the Ancient Ephesus City, Ephesus is a Greco-Roman city which is one the most important ancient city in the world. The House of The Virgin Mary, The Vatican has recognized little house in the nice Solmissos Mountain as the final resting place ofthe Virgin Mary. The Temple of Artemis, The temple was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Please note that as this tour is shared with other travelers it will follow a fixed itinerary. Itinerary details are indicative and may need to be changed by the driver in case of heavy traffic or any other unforeseen situation.
After you’ve been welcomed your guide will take you to Hagia Sophia, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian. It was the biggest church in the world for hundred years, right now 4th biggest church in the world. Hagia Sophia was opened as a museum in 1935. After Hagia Sophia your next stop is Blue Mosque which is facing Hagia Sophia. Blue Mosque is famous with its blue Iznik Tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. Your next stop after Blue Mosque Hippodrome, the center of sportive events ( chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city. Your last stop is Grand Bazaar, built in 1461 the most attractive shopping center and the biggest ” souk ” in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, ceramic, leatware, carpet and souvenir. For more information regarding this tour click here!
Your guide will be waiting to meet you at the port. After you’ve been welcomed your guide will take you to Topkapi Palace. It has been the official residence of Ottoman Sultans and the center of the state administration. Topkapi Palace is a museum since 1924 and exhibiting sacred Islamic relics, kitchen, Chinese Porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section, harem and imperial treasury. One of the most important piece is Spoonmaker’s Diamond which is 7th biggest diamond in the world. Your next stop is Hagia Sophia. It is one of the greatest marvels of architecture. After Hagia Sophia your next stop is Blue Mosque which is facing Hagia Sophia. Next stop is Hippodrome, the center of sportive events and political activities of the old city. Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating the Hippodrome. For more information on this tour click here!
Itinerary : Istanbul – Ephesus – Pamukkale – Cappadocia
Duration: 10 Days/9 Nights ( Customizable )
Departures: All year around, everyday
At Vip Ephesus Tours we have tours to accommodate every individual! Not only the tours listed here as they are only our most popular ones at the moment! We also have around 13 Private tours, 8 private Istanbul tours and 3 Tours from Istanbul To Ephesus,. If you are interested in any other tours, or looking at what else we offer visit our website or click here!