Ephesus Tour Packages
Ephesus Tours Turkey by Novaportum Travel section is the one you are able to find trips that goes Ephesus ancient city and surroundings. Ephesus tours cover all must-see places in Ephesus area as; Ephesus ancient city, House of Mother Mary, Artemis Temple, Isa bey mosque and Selcuk city center. Ephesus is one of the most well preserved ancient city, and private guided Ephesus tour consist of visiting great theatre of the city, temples of emperor Hadrian an Trojan, library of Celsus and beutiful streets and monuments of the ancient city.
Do not hesitate to check all tours listed below and find the most suitable tour for your holiday in Turkey. Some of the Ephesus ancient city tours are available from Selcuk, Izmir airport, Izmir city center, Izmir cruise port, Ephesus cruise port and Istanbul.
Ephesus had been a trade center of the ancient world, because Ephesus is in that location where trade roads end by land and from the harbors of the city continuous to Europa by sea.
Other reason is Ephesus always been an important cult center of Mothergoddes, Kybele or Artemis in Greek period and later all these female figures converted in to Mother Mary and also Ephesus is considered to one of the most well-preserved ancient cities from Greko-Roman period where you can imagine easily how people lived 2000 years ago. With our Ephesus tours You will walk through the original streets of the city which is 2000 years old. During your visit in Ephesus, you will visit bouleuterion, the parliament building of the city, great public theater which has a capacity of 25.000 people, one of the biggest in the World, monumental fountain dedicated to emperor Trojan, temple of emperor Hadrian, Library of Celsius which is the symbol of Ephesus ancient city. Another visit during our tour to Ephesus is House of Virgin Mary. As it is believed when Jesus’ crucifixion, he left his mother to the guard of St. John the Evangelist and because of his mission St John travelled to Ephesus with Mother Mary where Virgin Mary spent her last days and deceased.
As before the Christianity period Ephesus was the Major center of Artemis worship one of the most spectacular Temple of all the times built for Artemis here in Ephesus where we call Artemision or temple of Artemis. Artemis temple had been a pilgrim center for pagans of those times and been the very first example of banking in history as merchants left their valuable things to the mercy of Artemis. Today only one column left from the temple but the view from the temple is spectacular.
Isa Bay Mosque is another visit in Selcuk town which is in the old center of Selçuk and surrounded by old Turkish houses. This mosque is from 14 century, Turkish period and built before the conquest of İstanbul which makes this modest mosque very different than imperial Islamic architecture.