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After being introduced to your lecturer/guide who will be leading and guiding you through the world’s best preserved Roman city, Ephesus, you will board your luxury van and have a scenic drive headed for Selcuk. This small town was the very first settlement of Ephesus that was founded by the Greek colonists as early as 11th century BC and remained inland due to the silting of the port of Ephesus.
Ephesus was the Capital of the Province of Asia Minor during the Roman Era, and was, therefore, the scene of many political intrigues while bearing an immense richness due to its port and its trading activities. A city with such importance and wealth had prestigious buildings that survived up to today in a wonderful state of preservation.
You will be walking on the Marble Road that runs through the city, having various structures resting on it: Temple of Hadrian is a unique beauty with its articulate facade while Library of Celsus has all the expression of the grandeur of “good old days” of the Roman Period. Among all the archaeological remains, the Great Theater of Ephesus bears the major Biblical importance, as it was this massive building that was the scene of an uprising (Acts 19) set by a merchant named Demetrius against St.Paul who spent two years preaching the Word of God at Ephesus.
Today you will also tour the Terrace Houses, the ancient residential section of Ephesus, where you will be observing the flamboyant style of luxurious life of Ephesians. Before noon you will visit Ephesus Archaeological Museum to see works of art unearthed from Ephesus.
Leaving the Archeological Museum, you will be escorted back to Kusadasi where you can have opportunities to hunt for bargains in fine jewelry, leather and hand-woven rugs.
Departures (Local Time)
9:00 AM (Hours: 6)
Choose Child / Adult Pricing
Cost Per Person (Adult)
Tour Cost: $100.00
Tax/Other Fees: $22.00
Total Cost: $122.00
Cost Per Person (Child)
Tour Cost: $93.00
Tax/Other Fees: $22.00
Total Cost: $115.00
Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and don't forget your camera. A tour voucher is required for children age 6 and older. No charge for children 5 and under.
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