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If you’re up for some fascinating sightseeing and a magnificent walk through history, our Bodrum Ephesus Tour is exactly what you need. Take an amazing stroll through the past of one of the greatest empires the world has ever seen.
Our lovely whole day escapade, starts with a comfy drive from your hotel in Bodrum. During this cozy drive, we will take a break in Mugla, and have a delightful open buffet breakfast at the charming local restaurant. After a tasty meal, we will continue our drive to the ancient city of Ephesus. During this two-hour ride our professional guide will inform you about the about the program, as well as our destinations..
We will stop for a visit at the charming town of Selchuk. This lovely little town is well-known for its Turkish delight factory, where you can shop for the authentic Turkish deserts, such as crunchy and juice lokma, flavorful and peanut covered sambali cake, sweet and sticky sekerpare, and much more. If you have s sweet tooth,you will be thrilled with our visit to this yummy outlet, before we head to legendary Ephesus.
Our tour through the ancient city starts with a visit to the remains of the Artemis Temple. This glorious temple was built to honor one of the highest and most powerful of all Greek deities, Artemis. Artemis was the goddess of chastity, virginity, hunt, moon, and nature. This magnificent temple is considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
We will also visit the House of Virgin Mary, which is believed to be the last residence of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is recorded in some historical writings that St. John brought Virgin Mary to Ephesus after the death of Christ. According to the records, there was a small house built for her on Bulbuldagi Mountain. The Pope declared The House of Virgin Mary as one of the centers of Christian pilgrimage.
You will also see some impressive ruins, including the The Odeon, State Agora, The Prytaneion, Domitian Square, Hercules Gate, The Fountain of Trajan, Temple of Hadrian, walk through the Curetes Street, Celsius Library, The Gymnasium, The Grand Theatre, The Arcadian Way, and much more. All of these monuments remain well preserved. They are a beacon of Christianity, and constant reminder of great history of this ancient city.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see Turkey’s best features and learn something about the foundations of one of the greatest empires in the history of mankind.