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Private Full-Day Shore Excursion: Ancient Ephesus, Terrace Houses, Virgin Mary and St John Basilica

Price USD$50.00


Private Full-Day Shore Excursion: Ancient Ephesus, Terrace Houses, Virgin Mary and St John Basilica
The tour will start with a drive to scenically wonderful coastal road before you reach the ancient city of Ephesus. The first place you will visit on this exciting tour will be the Virgin Mary’s House. Next you will visit the Ephesus ruins, predominantly from the later Roman period including the “Terrace Houses” located opposite Hadrian’s Temple. Then, your tour will continue to the ruins of the Basilica of St John. The Basilica had a cruciform plan with four domes along its longitudinal axis and a pair flanking the central dome to form the arm of the cross. Lunch will be served at a lovely local restaurant.

Your tour will start with a drive to scenically wonderful coastal road before you reach the ancient city of Ephesus. The first place you will visit on this exciting tour will be the Virgin Mary’s House. Archaeological evidence shows that the little house dates from the 6th century but that the foundations were from the first century. Next you will visit the Ephesus ruins, predominantly from the later Roman period including the “Terrace Houses” located opposite Hadrian’s Temple. The wealthy and important people of Ephesus lived in these houses, which are finely decorated with mosaics and frescoes giving a true impression of the ancient lifestyle. Then, your tour will continue to the ruins of the Basilica of St John. The Basilica had a cruciform plan with four domes along its longitudinal axis and a pair flanking the central dome to form the arm of the cross. Under the central dome there is the grave of St John. Lunch will be served at a lovely local restaurant.

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The tour will start with a drive to scenically wonderful coastal road before you reach the ancient city of Ephesus. The first place you will visit on this exciting tour will be the Virgin Mary’s House. Next you will visit the Ephesus ruins, predominantly from the later Roman period including the “Terrace Houses” located opposite Hadrian’s Temple. Then, your tour will continue to the ruins of the Basilica of St John. The Basilica had a cruciform plan with four domes along its longitudinal axis and a pair flanking the central dome to form the arm of the cross. Lunch will be served at a lovely local restaurant.