ANCIENT EPHESUS THROUGH THE AGES – HELLENISTIC AND ROMAN
Enter the ancient ruins of Ephesus and walk in the footsteps of Christian emissaries including the apostle Paul and John, and the Virgin Mary. Ephesus was a pivotal center of commerce and spirituality in its heyday, and remains one of the best-preserved classical cities in the eastern Mediterranean.
Second, only to Rome in size and power, this enigmatic city was highly influential in shaping the history of Greece, Asia Minor, and the emerging Christian culture. As you stroll through the marble streets and mosaic-paved sidewalks, it’s impossible not to imagine how incredible the city would have appeared in its full glory.
Admire the stunning facade of the Celsus Library, the incredible Houses of the Patricians, Odeon and Agora, and the beautiful Temple of Hadrian. You will also have the opportunity to explore the local shops and bargain for finely handcrafted merchandise such as carpets, leather goods, and souvenirs, etc.
Guided Tours in Ephesus
The journey to Ephesus from Kusadasi passes several noteworthy historical sites including the Byzantine fortress at Selcuk, St. John’s Basilica and the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, names as one of the seven wonders of the world in its heyday. Our experienced guide sheds light on the fascinating history of Ephesus and the significance of various structures. Bring a hat, sunscreen, and ample water.