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Ancient City of Ephesus and St. John's Basilica

You will meet your tour guide at the port of Izmir, right at the ship, and begin the 50 minute drive to the ancient city of Ephesus. You will tour on foot the Ancient City of Ephesus, built in the 10th centruy B.C. You will see the Forum, the Odeon, the Library of Celsus, the Thermal Baths of Scolastika and the Great Theater, built in the Greek era and reconstructed in the Roman period and more. 

Next you will have lunch in a small garden away from the big groups and crowds. Starter (delicious Turkish Mezzes), Main Dish (grilled chicken and meat balls ), fruit (watermelon and grape). Drinks cost extra. 

Next you will make your way to the Basilica of St. John, built in the 6th century to house his tomb chamber. It is believed that St. John spent his last years in the region around Ephesus, and 3 centuries after his death, a small chapel was constructed over his grave. During the reign of Emperor Justinian, the small chapel was changed into a marvelous basilica.

 Before returning to Izmir, where you can either stay in town to shop or return directly to the cruise ship. 

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starting at € 50 EUR pp

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Tour price includes the following services:

  1. English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the program. 
  2. Air-conditioned transportation with safety belts and large windows, especially designed for sightseeing.
  3. Parking fees
  4. Entrance fee to the Ancient City of Ephesus and Basilica of St. John. 
  5. Cost of lunch. (Sample menu: Turkish Mezzes, grilled chicken and meat balls, watermelon and grapes). Drinks cost extra!

Price does not include:

  1. Cost of drinks at lunch
  2. Gratuities to the guide or driver 

Additional Notes:

  1. To see the ruins in Ephesus requires walking one mile over uneven surfaces. Comfortable walking shoes highly suggested.
  2. Sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended.