After breakfast, we pick you up from your hotel or Kusadasi houbour from your cruse ship and drive about 30 minutes to the world-famous ancient
Greco-Roman site of Ephesus,
one of the largest and best-preserved ancient cities in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can walk on the remarkably preserved wide marble streets, flanked by columns and temples. We see the Library of Celsus, a tiered façade decorated with exquisite statues. In the theater we’ll see is the same one where St. Paul tried to preached to the Ephesians. And there are also remarkably preserved baths. Ephesus was also the site of the Temple of Artemis,
one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. No longer standing, it was said to be one of the most colossal temples ever built.Lunch in a local restaurant,than we also visit the nearby House of the Virgin Mary
, nestled high in the hills overlooking the city of Ephesus.We also view the ruins of the sixth-century Basilica of St. John
, said to stand over the burial site of the Apostle of Jesus, who is thought to have authored the Book of Revelation and the Fourth Gospel of the Bible while in Ephesus. Later this afternoon, we have the unique opportunity to get acquainted with the oldturkish carpet
-making tradition of Anatolia, befor we drive to hotel in Kusadasi or to your cruise ship .