Ephesus was once one of the most important port city of the antique world. It was first founded on the northern slopes of the hills Coressus and Pion and south of the Kairos River. According to the legend Androklos, son of Kodros, sailed towards the West Anatolian coast from Mainland Greece. The oracle told him that a fish and a boar would show him the spot where to found a city. When Androklos arrived at West Anatolian coast, he and his companions were very tired and decided to eat the fish they caught. All of a sudden the fish jumped out of the pan and frightened the boar beside and the boar started to ran away. On the spot where Androklos killed the boar founded the city of Ephesus. Although to the foundation legend the research done on Ephesus reveal the foundation date around the Neolithic Period. Ephesus also knew from the Hittite writings as Apasa. The most known today Ephesus is the one survived from Hellenistic and Roman Periods. Today’s ruins promise the travelers glamorous days of Ephesus. Marble roads, theaters, monuments, temples will let you understand the prosperous life once lived in the city of Ephesus. Ephesus is also important to have one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world, Artemis Temple. Visit Ephesus not only to experience the beauty of the antique world but also to feel the first footsteps of Christianity with the Church of Virgin Mary where the 3rd Ecumenical Council was held and also the House of Virgin Mary where she passed her last days of her life
House of Virgin Mary
is located on top of the Bülbül mountain. The House of Virgin Mary hidden within a beautiful atmosphere of the mountain covered with trees, nature, and has a magnificent view. First of all, it is the place where the Holy Virgin spent her last days. So she arrived in the area with Saint John, where she spent many years around the territory to spread Christianity. In other words, the Virgin Mary preferred this remote place rather than living in a crowded place, so she could spend her last days in peace, mourning to her son.
Temple of Artemis will fascinate you being one of the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World”.So
“The Temple of Artemis was a Greek temple and the main goddess of the temple was Artemis. Ephesians built the temple in Ephesus (near the town of Selçuk in current Turkey).”The Temple is totally restored thrice before its final destruction in 401 AD.
On the other hand, you will also have traditional shopping opportunities for jewelry, leather or ceramic centers.
Basilica of St. John
St. John's Basilica was a basilica in Ephesus. It was built in the 6th century by Justinian I. It stands over what is thought to be John the Apostle's grave. It was modeled after Constantinople's now-lost Church of the Holy Apostles. The basilica is located on the slopes of Ayasuluk Hill, directly below the fortress, in Selçuk, Z-İzmir Province, Turkey, about 3.5 kilometers (2.2 miles) from Ephesus.
Ephesus, Virgin Mary & Saint John ve diğer hizmetlerimiz hakkında daha fazla bilgi için aşağıdaki bilgilerimizden bize ulaşabilirsiniz.