Ephesus Ancient City
Ephesus, one of the greatest ancient sites in the world today, is an outstanding stop in our excursion. You will be visiting sites in Ephesus like Odeon which used to be a musical hall, State and Commercial Agoras, Library of Celsus which used to be the third biggest library in the ancient world by having 12.000 books and scrolls. You will also see Grand Theater of Ephesus where Paul and many others preached and which has capacity of 24.000 people, Temple of Hadrian (legendary Emperor Hadrian visited old Ephesus once), Latrines (also know as ‘’toilets) which show us a glimpse of daily life in Ancient Ephesus.
House of Virgin Mary
House of Virgin Mary stands five minutes away from Ephesus Ancient City. House was discovered thanks to revelations of a German Nun, ‘’Catherine Emerich’’. House remains as one of the most important Christian Shrines in Turkey.
Temple of Artemis (A.K.A. Temple of Diana)
Today temple does not have a lot left from it’s old beauty. Temple was destroyed by ‘’Herosdotus’’ in fourth century B.C. and could never gain it’s old glory. Single column left from temple still gives us an idea about temple’s original look.
Terrace Houses of Ephesus
The richest of the Ephesians used to live in the center of the city. Today seven of the old Roman villas are still visible and open for your visit. We will be visiting Terrace Houses in Ephesus during our walk through in Ephesus. Terrace Houses show some of the best works of ancient frescos and mosaics.
Pergamon Ancient City
Today Pergamon stands in Bergama Province, one hour away from modern Izmir city of Turkey. Acropolis of Pergamon is located on a 1000 feet high hill and this citadel used to host "Satan's Throne" which is mentioned in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 2:13).
Asklepion of Pergamon is fifteen minutes drive from Bergama city center. Asklepion used to work like a hospital annexed to Pergamon ancient city. Today some wards and tunnels of this ‘’shrine like’’ hospital can be seen.