Ephesus is an UNESCO World Heritage archaeological site, located in the Izmir region, about 210 km. from Marmaris. Day tours to Ephesus from Marmaris has recently become very popular with the tourists in Marmaris. And so there are several travel agents organizing day tours to Ephesus. Ephesus is also Turkey’s one of the most visited sites, also a pilgrimage as houses the House of Virgin Mary, and receives millions of guests every year, from all over the Christian world.
Why Visit Ephesus?
Ephesus is famous for its ancient Greek and Roman port-city, the grand Amphitheatre where St. Paul once preached, the Library of Celsus, the Temple of Hadrian, and the world known House of the Virgin Mary, that is believed to be the location of Mary’s last home.
What to Expect?
You will be picked from your hotel in Marmaris and make about 3 hours journey (with breakfast break) in an air-conditioned coach for Ephesus.
You’ll be informed about Ephesus’ history, that was once one of the largest Roman cities and sea ports.
When you get to Ephesus, the tour will begin and you’ll admire the marble-paved streets, passing crumbled shops and houses, the magnificent façade of the Library of Celsus, and see the other magnificent remnants of Ephesus including the Temple of Hadrian and the bathhouse.
You’ll also admire the famous Great Theater of Ephesus, and stroll along its huge amphitheater, where St. Paul once preached, and 25,000 spectators watched plays and gladiatorial games.
After a lunch at a local restaurant, you’ll continue the tour to the House of the Virgin Mary, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world The Temple of Artemis. This is a holy and sacred place for the Christian world.
The small chapel standing on the foundations of a house is believed to be Mary’s last home. And takes millions of visitors per year.
And afterwards, you’ll take your bus to get back to your hotel in Marmaris.