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 Ephesus Deluxe Tour from KUSADASI HOTELS

- Pick-up from your hotel in Kusadasi 
- Visit of the Temple of Artemis
- Ancient Ephesus
- Terrace Houses
- The Basilica of St. John 
- Virgin Mary's House
- At the end of the tour return to your hotel in Kusadasi
Duration: 7 hours
Lunch: is included.
Tour Rates:  
Min.2 - 4 Pax             90 USD Per Person
Min.5 - 10 Pax     75 USD Per Person
Min.11- 15 Pax         70 USD Per Person
Min.16 - 20 Pax        65 USD Per Person
Min. 21+                     60 USD Per Person
Rates Included:
- The price includes the professional licensed tour guide, all entrance fees, private air-conditioned transportation.
- Approximate time to reach to Ephesus is 20 minutes.
- Please contact us for your group requests.
- Children 0-6 ages are free.
- The prices are valid until the end of 2016.
EPHESUS DELUXE with more details ...
 Your private guide will meet you at the reception of your hotel in Kusadasi with  “ Your Name “  written on a name plate ,    at the time you wish.
 You will start visiting one of the main highlights in Turkey.
 There will be a drive of 20  minutes to arrive to the top gate of Ephesus.
 Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionian League (an ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor).
 As a port city it was a major departure point for trade routes into Asia Minor. 
Walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus;
 it was built in the beginning of the 2nd century A.D. by Gaius Julius Aquila to be a memorial to his father Gaius Julius Celsus Polemanus, 
the proconsul of Province of Asia. , the Temple of Hadrian and The Grand Theater are two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus.
 Grand theatre was built in 3rd century B.C and it was later expanded to 24.000 spectators by the Romans in the 1st century A.D.
 The theater was the place where St. Paul preached.
The Terrace Houses are located on the hill, opposite the Hadrian Temple .
 Also called as "the houses of rich", important for the reason give us information about family life during  the Roman period.
 They were built according to the Hippodamian plan of the city in which roads transected each other at right angels.
There are six residential units on three terraces at the lower end of the slope of the Bulbul Mountain.
 The oldest building dates back into the 1C BC and continued in use as residence until the 7C AD.
The Terrace houses  are covered with protective roofing which resembles Roman houses.
 The mosaics on the floor and the frescos have been consolidated and two houses have been opened to the public as a museum.
They had interior courtyards (peristyle) in the center, with the ceiling open.
 They were mostly two-storied, upper stores have collapsed during time.
 On the ground floor there were living and dining rooms opening to the hall, and upstairs there were bedrooms and guest rooms.
The heating system of the terrace houses were the same as that in baths.
 Clay pipes beneath the floors and behind the walls carried hot air through the houses.
 The houses also had cold and hot water. The rooms had no window, only illuminated with light coming from the open hall, so that most of the rooms were dim.
 The excavations of the terrace houses started in 1960.
 The restoration of the two of the houses have been finished and can be visited today.
  The Terrace houses as an entrance fee which is included in the tour price .
The House of Virgin Mary is located on the Aladag Mountains 5 miles away from Ephesus.
 At the third Ecumenical Council on 431 AD in Ephesus,
 it was claimed that Mary came to Ephesus with St. John in 37 A.D. and lived there until her death in 48 A.D.
 After the discovery of the house, the Archbishop of Izmir declared there as a place of pilgrimage in 1892.
 On July 26, 1967, Pope Paul VI visited this place and prayed there.
 Drive to St. John’s Basilica, it is believed that the evangelist St. John had spent his last years in the region
 around Ephesus and buried in the southern slope of Ayosolug Hill.
 Drive back to your hotel in Kusadasi  with a visit to the Temple of Artemis .
 The end of our services.
Private professional tour guide, Private new van with A/C and all entrance fees are included.
      Min. Suggested time to complete this tour is 7 - 7½ hours .
         Terrace Houses is located in the ancient city of Ephesus and is added into itinerary .
 The Terrace houses as an entrance fee which is included in the tour price . 
Ephesus has 1 mile ( 1.5 k.m.) walking distance and Terrace Houses has steps.
 Not recommended for people with physical disabilities.