Private Tour of Ephesus and Virgin Mary House
According to common Christian belief, Mary was brought to Ephesus by the Apostle John after the resurrection of Jesus and spent here her last years. This is based on the belief that John came to Ephesus and the Biblical statement that Jesus entrusted him to John's care.
We offer private tours of Ephesus and Virgin Mary House with local licensed tour guides from Kusadasi, Izmir and Selcuk in English, Spanish, Russian, German and Portuguese.
Did Mary go to Ephesus?
Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, is believed to spent the last years of her life in Ephesus. According to the Christian tradition, Virgin Mary came to Ephesus with St. John and lived nearby Ephesus until her Assumption (according to Catholics) or Dormition (according to Greek Orthodox).
Is the house of the Virgin Mary in Ephesus?
The House of the Virgin Mary is a Catholic shrine located on Mount Koressos, 6km away from Ephesus Ancient City.
Ephesus Virgin Mary Tour Program:
Temple of Artemis + Ephesus + House of Mary
After meeting your guide drive through the fertile lands. Your first stop will be the Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. Afterwards proceed to the mountain where Virgin Mary is believed to spent her 9 years. The house is approximately 1000 feet above sea level and running as an active chapel. Roman Catholics believe that Virgin Mary came to Ephesus with Saint. John 5 years after the crucification. At the age of 63 she is assumed to heaven. Although there is no fact that Virgin Mary lived here approximately 1.5 million people visit the site each year. After 30 minutes visit to the House of Mary, drive to ancient city of Ephesus. You will be dropped at the upper gate of Ephesus with your tour guide. Start exploring the city. You will be walking down the hill approximately 1.5hrs. You will see the Odeon, the basilica, Domitian square, fountain of Trajan, Celcus library, Terrace Houses (optional), Marble street, the Grand Theater of Ephesus and the Harbor Street. You will be ending your tour at the bottom gate. Your tour guide will take you to another site or drop you at the desired location.
Tour Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary
by TransBalkan Tours is a fully licenced tour operator since 1963 and a member of TURSAB.
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