Ephesus Ancient City, The House of Virgin Mary & Sirince Village

Ephesus which was established as a port was used to be the most important commercial centre. It played a great role in the ancient times with its strategic location. Ephesus is located on a very fertile valley. Ephesus, once, the trade centre of the ancient world, a religious centre of the early Christianity and today, Ephesus is an important tourism centre in Turkey. The ancient city Ephesus is located in Selcuk, a small town 30km away from Kusadasi.

Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Mass at the House of the Virgin Mary in Ephesus, near Selcuk, Izmir – Turkey, Wednesday Nov. 29, 2006 as Paul VI and John Paul II did before him. Pope Benedict XVI is the third pope who became a “pilgrim” by visiting the House of Virgin Mary in Selcuk town of Aegean city of Izmir. Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II were the other two popes who visited the House of Virgin Mary and became “pilgrims”.

Bill Clinton, then president of USA, and his family visited Ephesus on 18th of November in 1999.

Departure hour: 09:00
Return to the hotel: 17:00

Note: Lunch and entrance fee for  the museums belong to participants. 

Note: Only, the museums entrance fee will be paid by the participants