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Ephesus, The Terrace Houses and The House of Virgin Mary Tour

Ephesus, The Terrace House and The House of Virgin Mary tour includes

- Pick-up from the Kusadasi Port or from your hotel
- Drive for the visit of Ephesus and Terrace Houses
- Head for The House of Virgin Mary
- By the end of the tour drive back to Kusadasi Port
  or to your hotel.

Duration: approx. 5 hours


Ephesus - Enter through the Magnesia Gate and begin a slow, downhill walk with your guide into the ruins of this Roman provincial capital. Your route takes you past the Odeum, the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan and the Great Theater.

The Theater had seating for 25,000, was the site where St. Paul preached to the Ephesians, and is used today for a local spring festival.
Terrace Houses in Ephesus
Terrace Houses in Ephesus

The Terrace Houses - Also called as "the houses of rich", Terrace Houses located in a newly excavated area across from Hadrian's Temple, this section of Ephesus is a very special area inside the site. The wealthy and important people of Ephesus used these houses which are finely decorated with mosaics and frescoes giving a true impression of the ancient lifestyle. These houses are the finest examples of Roman domestic life in the world.

The House of Virgin Mary - The Vatican has recognized this small house in the Solmissos Mountains as the final resting place of the Virgin Mary. A small shrine dedicated to St. Mary was found when the ruins of the house were first discovered.
The House of Virgin Mary
The House of Virgin Mary


From Kusadasi, you travel to the Ephesus by passing the Byzantine fortress at Selcuk and the ruins of the Temple of Artemis then continue to the Ephesus and Terrace Houses.

After the visit drive down to Ephesus's lower gate and drive to House of Virgin Mary. By the end of touring, return to Kusadasi.

- Walking at the House of Virgin Mary includes approximately 0.50 mile over mostly paved walkways with some inclines to/from the car parking area to the shrine. The car parking area is constructed of uneven gravel/dirt surfaces.
- Visiting Ephesus includes walking approximately 1.5 miles over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, inclines and 100+ steps (mostly at the Terrace Houses). Comfortable walking shoes, comfortable clothing, a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent are recommended. Guests should watch their step at all times in order to avoid injuries.
- Temperatures can reach extreme highs during summer months; we recommend that you drink a lot of water and use suitable sun protection.


- The tour includes the professional licensed tour guide, all entrance fees, private air-conditioned transportation and VAT.
- Approximate time to reach to Ephesus is 20 minutes.
- Rates are based on per person.

2 pax 4 pax 6 pax 8 pax 10 pax

229$ pp 145$ pp 125$ pp 109$ pp 99$ pp
- As the number of participant increases the certain amount of discount will be applied.
- If required, lunch is USD 15 pp.
- Please contact us for your group requests.
- Children 0-6 ages are free.


- If you book any tour in Istanbul together with any Ephesus tour, then you will have 5% discount on your Ephesus tour.
- The above rate is only valid for Kusadasi Port. If your arrival port is Izmir, please kindly contact us for price and tour details.


- In the event of cancellation, written notice must be received by Meander Travel at least three days before the arrival in order to receive the full refund.
- In the event of no show, 100% cancellation fee will apply.


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