Take a walk back in time through the streets of Ephesus and see the most magnificent excavations in the world. Once upon a time Ephesus was the commercial centre of the Ancient World, now it is one of the largest archaeological sites in Turkey.
Here you will see ruins from the Ionian, Lydian, Persian, Hellenistic and Byzantine civilizations. See the Odeon, The Fountain of Trajan, the stream baths of Scholastic, the Temple of Hadrian and the impressive Library of Ephesus. The library is adorned with columns and statues.
The Grand Theatre, where St Paul preached, is the largest theatre is antiquity with capacity of 24.000 seats. One of the most splendid sights is the ‘Temple of the Goddess Artemis’ built in honor of the Greek Goddess of hunting, wild nature and fertility. The temple was considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
EPHESUS AND VIRGIN MARY HOUSE TOUR
EPHESUS 7 WONDERS OF THE WORLD
HAMAM TURKISH BATH TOUR
Swap the beaches and bustle of Kusadası for a thrilling outdoor adventure on this 3 hour Quad Bike Safari experience. Travel into the beautiful surrounding mountains and board your own 2-seater quad bike or one driven by an expert. Zoom along forest tracks, zip up and down hills, and splash through streams and muddy puddles on a ride you’ll never forget. With a full safety briefing and expert instructions, no experience is necessary — just a thirst for adventure!
The Temple of Artemis; which was constructed with 127 columns and each was 18 meters high; the Temple of Artemis is known as one of the seven wonders in Ancient world.
Sirince is a village in Selcuk. It was settled in the 15th century after Ephesus was abandoned. Today, it is a village where you can discover typical Turkish village life and houses, Sirince is surrounded by olive groves, tangerine and fig gardens, and wine yards.
EPHESUS & SIRINCE TOUR
DAILY BOAT TOUR
Pope Benedict XVI is the third pope who became a "pilgrim" by visiting the House of Virgin Mary in Selcuk town of Aegean city of Izmir. Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II were the other two popes who visited the House of Virgin Mary and became "pilgrims". The Pope held a Mass near a shrine to the Virgin Mary in the ancient western city of Ephesus back in November 2006. It is visited every year by tens of thousands of pilgrims from all over the world.
SUNDAY MASS AT THE CHURCH OF VIRGIN MARYíS HOUSE
Pamukkale means ‘Cotton Castle’ in Turkish. It gets the name from the lovely travertines that flow down the hillside from the hot springs, leaving behind a soft white snow of calcium carbonate and bisodium carbonate.
Pamukkale, Hieropolis has a history which dates back to 10 thousand years before. As it was believed that the thermal water flows here cures the diseases it had been an important city of health, religious and art for centuries. It is known that Hieropolis was built in 190 B.C. by Bergamon King Eumenes II, and named after his wife Hiera.