A tour of the best-preserved ancient city in Turkey guarantees an unforgettable experience for history and art lovers. Feel like a citizen of an ancient city. Just entering through the Magnesia Gate is the beginning of a wonderful journey in time. Strolling with the guide along the ancient streets of Ephesus, the former capital of the Roman province, you can admire such magnificent buildings as Odeon, the Library of Celsus, the Temple of Hadrian, the Trajan's Fountain and the Grand Theater. The theater had as many as 25,000 seats, it was here that St. Paul preached to the Ephesians. Nowadays, the theater is the place of celebration of the local spring festival. A visit to the House of the Virgin Mary on the hill of Coressus is a spiritual experience. When the chapel was discovered here, it turned out that it was built on the foundations of the house where Virgin Mary probably lived at the end of her life. It is an important pilgrimage site and was also visited by John Paul II. Route: a ride to Selcuk, passing the picturesque Bafa Lake and the ruins of the Temple of Artemis. The route continues to the House of the Virgin Mary, located on Coressus hill. Then, a tour of Ephesus, starting with the entrance to the ancient city through the upper gate. Return to Didim. Notes: During the tour of the Ephesus there are long stretches of land to walk over uneven terrain.
Departure and arrival time: 2020-07-05