Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary
We leave early in the day from the hotel in a private vehicle and head to the airport where we catch the flight Istanbul – Denizli. Visit to Pamukkale, which means, “cotton castle”. Contemplate the remains of the ruins of Hierapolis and its Necropolis, and then eat in a typical restaurant in the Aegean.
Visit the house of the Virgin Mary. It is said that St. John brought the Virgin Mary to Ephesus after the death of Christ, and he spent his last days in a house. The house, now popular place of pilgrimage for Christians and Muslims received official approval from the Vatican. Pope Paul VI visited the site in 1967 and confirmed its authenticity.
After the visit we drive to Ephesus, the ancient city of Asia Minor, It is well preserved. During the first and second centuries the city used to have a population of 250,000. There visit the Temple of Hadrian, Roman Baths, the Library, the Odeon, the Theatre of Ephesus as well as the House of the Virgin Mary and Artemision column, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
That afternoon we drive to Izmir airport for departure to Istanbul. Upon arrival we transfer to the hotel.
Please note that this route is an exclusive private tour guided by our qualified professionals, and have a wide range of luxury vehicles for private transportation where we travel. We also guarantee that the restaurants that we have selected for you are a delightful selection of the most prominent. Thus, we provide everything you need to make your trip a success.0