Private Ephesus Tour from Bodrum Port / Hotels
Our tour begins when we pick you up in the morning from your Hotel or from Bodrum Cruise port. we will have a drive to Ephesus approximately 1,5 hours and start our day exploring Ephesus. Ephesus - Ancient Greek city of Asia Minor, near the mouth of the Menderes River, in what is today West Turkey, South of Smyrna (now Izmir). One of the greatest of the Ionian cities, it became the leading seaport of the region.
Next Stop will be the Mother Mary's house where the mother lived last years of her life.
After Lunch Time we will visit the Temple of Artemis; one of the seven wonders of ancient world.
After we finish our tour we will drive back to Bodrum and drop you to the port or hotel.Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productPass By:
Bodrum City, Bodrum City, Bodrum District, Mugla Province, Turkish Aegean Coast
Bodrum is Departure City of this tour Stop At:
Selcuk, Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean Coast
Our First city to stop for lunch
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkiye
Ephesus, on the south-west coast of modern Turkey, embodied a peculiarly fertile synthesis of architecture and culture. In 356BC the Greeks built the Artemesium (a colossal Ionic temple dedicated to Artemis the fertility goddess) which was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. During the 2nd century BC, Ephesus was the fourth largest city in the eastern Roman Empire, famous for its Artemesium, the Library of Celsus and its medical school..
Duration: 2 hoursStop At:
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Sultaniye Mahallesi, Selcuk 35100 Turkiye
The house of Virgin Mary is a typical Roman architectural example, entirely made of stones. In the 4th century AD, a church, combining her house and grave, has been built. The original two-stored house, which consisted of an anteroom (where today candles are proposed), bedroom and praying room (Christian church area) and a room with fireplace (chapel for Muslims).
A front kitchen fell into ruins and has been restored in 1940's. Today, only the central part and a room on the right of the altar are open to visitors. From there one can understand that this building looks more like a church than a house. Another interesting place is the "Water of Mary", a source to be found at the exit of the church area and where a rather salt water, with curative properties, can be drunk by all.
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
The Temple of Artemis, Ataturk, Park Ici Yolu No:12, Selcuk Turkiye
The new Artemis has been rebuilt in the 2nd century BC. Located on top of the previous one, it had tremendous dimensions: 127 columns of each 17,5 meters high. Unfortunately this one has also been destroyed by fire, reconstructed and again demolished by earthquakes, rebuilt and at last looted by Goths one year later.
The statue of many-breasted Artemis was the symbol of the temple but also of abundance, hunting and wild life.
The genuine statue of Artemis, removed during the fire, is today exhibited in the Ephesus Museum. Many copies of this statue found during the latest excavations date back from the Roman period.
Duration: 30 minutes
"Infant seats available"
"Near public transportation"
"Surfaces are wheelchair accessible"
"Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
Duration: 9 Hours
Traveler pickup is offeredPorts
Cancellations and refunds:
- Bodrum Cruise Port, 14, Kumbahçe, İskele Cd., 48400 Bodrum/Muğla, Türkiye
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.