Ephesus Tour from Marmaris – the city museum is entirely created from marble. It was once the largest, richest and influential port city in Asia Minor, the second after Rome. Ephesus – the city of multiculturalism: Here you will see the legacy of pagan worship – the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 wonders of the world; Christian relics – the Holy House of the Virgin Mary and the Basilica of St. John; pearls of Muslim architecture – Mosque of Isa-Bay and the Muslim fortress.
Taking a walk on the marble streets of Ephesus, you’ll pass through the gate of Hercules, see the temple of the Roman emperor Hadrian, Trajan Fountain, the sanctuary ruins of the Vestal Virgins, the ruins of the term, the legendary library of Celsius, the agora, the Roman theater, the public toilets, and will learn interesting myths about this amazing city. You will continue to the ceramics factory and see the carpets of different colors and textures at the carpet factory.
Time: Departure from the hotel at about 6:00 AM, return at 8 PM, travel time – 3.5 hours. Stores – 40 min. each.
Meals: Breakfast is included (continental classic Turkish cheese, eggs, parsley, olives, bread, jam), and dinner (according to the “buffet” in a good restaurant).
Additional payment of Ephesus Tour from Marmaris: drinks during dinner.
History of Ephesus
Ephesus – the open-air museum, the city created entirely of white marble, a city-monument has survived and embodied the rise and change of epochs, cultures and religions. The uniqueness of Ephesus that only here you can see is a number of well-preserved, often barely touched by time and natural disasters, attractions. Only this city gives the opportunity for a few hours to become a citizen of the largest and most beautiful shopping center of Asia Minor, the greatest power and wealth in times of the Roman Empire.
At Ephesus Tour from Marmaris you will see the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 Wonders of the World, the temple of the Roman emperor Hadrian, Trajan Fountain, the sanctuary ruins of the Vestal Virgins, the ruins of the term, the legendary library of Celsius, which was collected and kept over 12 thousand parchment scrolls, an integral part of Roman culture. The theater can accommodate up to 25 thousand spectators, has well-preserved public toilets with marble, the agora (the center of religious and secular holidays, meetings, trade, including slaves), and the tomb of Arsinoe, sister of Cleopatra, killed in Ephesus by her command.
The city was founded in the 11th century BC on the Aegean Sea, it has been a port city and developed rapidly through trade. Subsequently, the sea receded, falling below 50 meters, in addition to the devastating earthquake that caused the rapid decline of the city. Today, the ruins of Ephesus are located at a distance of about 6 km from the coast.
Temple of Artemis at Ephesus was one of the 7 wonders of the world. Now at this point you can see a tower on top of which made a nest stork. Other architectural fragments in the British Museum in Istanbul.
4 km from Ephesus, on a hill, is the house of Virgin Mary (Meryem Ana), where, according to legend, she spent her last years. The current building was rebuilt in stone in the ancient foundations. Most Christians of different denominations come here for pilgrimage. There is a wonderful atmosphere of peace and serenity.
Ephesus – a city with a grand historical, architectural and cultural value.