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Izmir is located in Turkey’s Aegean province, which enjoys an extremely mild year round climate. Turkey’s third largest city is located in a magnificent historic region which has rendered it a key holiday destination. Lively and cosmopolitan, Izmir boasts scenic, palm-lined promenades that line a glittering bay, and is a short ride away from Ephesus, one of the best archaeological sites in the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


CITY TOUR

 

Цена: € 44 на възрастен, € 31 на дете


Duration: approx. 3.5 hours

A great chance to team culture with a spot of shopping, the excursion begins with a visit to the fascinating Izmir Museum of History and Art, which is located in the city’s Kültürpark and was established in the year 2004. The museum is split over three separate buildings, each of which is dedicated to showcasing a different kind of artefact found in Izmir or in the immediate vicinity, including treasures made of stone and ceramics from the 2nd century A.D.. After time to explore the museum, the tour continues by coach to Izmir’s fashionable district of Karşiyaka, the ideal spot to relax on one of the benches along the gorgeous waterfront. A boat will finally return you to Izmir port and your ship.

 

 

 

EPHESUS

 

Цена: € 60 на възрастен, € 42 на дете


Duration: approx. 5 hours


The ancient and once vibrant city of Ephesus, which had a population of more than 250,000 in its heyday, is now a gargantuan archaeological site that is situated an approx. 1-hour drive inland from Izmir. Ephesus was originally founded by the Ionians c. 1,000 B.C. and even then boasted features that modern society still appreciates to this day, for instance a huge theatre with absolutely perfect acoustics and a capacity to seat 25,000 people. Your guided tour around the complex will take you past the ancient baths, Hadrian’s Temple, the Library of Celsus, which was built by Tiberius Julius Aquila to commemorate his father, and the marble street where many of the shops were situated. The site provides a fascinating insight into a highly developed and sophisticated ancient civilisation.

Please note: this tour is not recommended for guests with mobility problems as a long period of walking is involved.

 

 


ST. JOHN’S MONASTERY AND MARY’S HOUSE

 

Цена: € 54 на възрастен, € 38 на дете


Duration: approx. 5 hours


The house of the Virgin Mary is located in a quiet valley and it was only in 1892 that the building was recognized as a holy Christian site and then visited later by Pope Paul VI and John Paul II. The Virgin Mary had lived in this house for 46 years. Our tour continues at St. John's Monastery, the most famous Byzantine structure in Ephesus. The monastery was built by the emperor Justinian and queen Teodora in the VI century A.D. on the ruins of a small church which contained the Tomb of St. John who died in Ephesus in 100 A.D.

Please note: the bus ride to the sites takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes each way; this tour is not recommended for guests experiencing mobility problems as long walking is involved.

 

 

 

EPHESUS & MARY'S HOUSE


Цена: € 63 на възрастен, € 44 на дете


Duration: approx. 5 hours 45 minutes


This excursion combines history and religion: visit the stunning archaeological site of Ephesus and visit the Odeon theatre built to hold 25.000 spectators and which still boasts excellent acoustics. You will also visit the Library of Celsus, built by Tiberio Giulio Aquila in commemoration of his father and see the Temple of Hadrian which contains some ancient bas-reliefs. Walk down the marble street which pays testament to the former importance of this ancient city of Asia Minor. The tour continues with the visit to Mary's House where the Virgin Mary spent the last years of her life.

Please note: the bus ride to the sites takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes each way; this tour is not recommended for Guests experiencing mobility problems as long walking is involved

 

 

 

DE LUXE BEACH TOUR AT SHERATON HOTEL

 

Цена: € 69 на възрастен, € 48 на дете


Duration: approx 5 hours


Leave the port for a 1.5-hour coach drive from Izmir to Cesme, an exclusive seaside resort on the Turkish coast. You will reach the Hotel Sheraton in Cesme, one of the most prestigious hotels in the area. Here you will soak up in pure relax while enjoying a welcome drink or swimming in the crystalline blue Aegean Sea. You can profit of the exclusive swimming pool or simply get tanned under the Turkish sun.

Please note: the tour is planned from June throughout September. Guides available only in English.