Private Ephesus Tour Itinerary from Kusadasi Port (Especially for cruise passengers)
Our private Ephesus tour guide will meet you at the port with your name on the sign. We will drive to the House of Virgin Mary about 20 minutes by our private van. House of Virgin Mary is one of the pilgrimage center of Christians where Virgin Mary passed her recent time and died.
Pope Paul VI visited the shrine in 1967, and 'unofficially' confirmed its authenticity. Pope John Paul II also visited the shrine in 1979. Pope Benedict XVI visited this shrine in 2006. While their visit, they gave some gifts for this shrine what you can see.
After the Virgin Mary House, we will visit the famous Ephesus Ancient City for 1h & 45 minutes. Ephesus is one of the best and largest well-kept Greco- Roman ancient city in the world, famous with Odeon where the musical concerts were organized; Domitian Temple which is one of the first temple in the history dedicated for a human; Celcius Library which was the third biggest library in the ancient age; amphitheatre where is one of the biggest amphitheatre in the world with 23.500 people capacity and St.Paul preached; Roman Bath; Fountain; Temples; Agora; Love House; Public Toilets etc.
After Ephesus Ancient City Tour, we will visit Saint John Church where Apostle John spent his final years and he was buried. The next stop after church will be Temple of Artemis which is one of the seven wonders of the ancient age. End of the Ephesus private tour from Kusadasi port we will drive back to Kusadasi port. Our Ephesus tour from Kusadasi port will end.