Izmir - Visit antique city of Ephesus Ruins
Following breakfast, a short drive (45 min.) to Selcuk town to visit the antique city of Ephesus Ruins, the ancient capital of Asia Minor with its magnificent theater, library, agoras, temples, and baths. The Temple of Artemis nearby was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, dedicated to the goddess Artemis, known as Diana in Rome. The town was the largest port-city in Asia Minor and today is one of the most attractive archaeological sites in Turkey.
After lunch, visit the House of Virgin Mary, a place of pilgrimage for Christians where there is a small church. It’s believed that Mary spent the last years of her life recognized as a shrine by the Vatican. Then visit the old Greek village of Sirince in a lovely setting in the mountains where you can taste the local production of their cherry, apple, strawberry, and peach wines made by the villagers. A short drive back to Izmir and dinner and overnight.
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Breakfast Lunch Dinner Accommodation Tour Transfer