Ephesus Ephesos; Turkish: Efes was an ancient city, and later a major Roman city, on the coast of Ionia, near present-day Selçuk, İzmir Province, Turkey. It was one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League during the Classical Greek era. In the Roman period, Ephesus had a population of more than 250,000 in the 1st century BC, which served to make it one of the largest cities in the Mediterranean world.
HOUSE OF THE VIRGIN MARY
The House of the Virgin Mary (Turkish: Meryem ana or Meryem Ana Evi, "Mother Mary's House") is a Catholic and Muslim shrine located on Mt. Koressos (Turkish: Bülbüldağı, "Mount Nightingale") in the vicinity of Ephesus, 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) from Selçuk in Turkey.
The house was discovered in the 19th century by following the descriptions in the reported visions of Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774–1824), a Roman Catholic nun and visionary, which were published as a book by Clemens Brentano after her death. The Catholic Church has never pronounced in favour or against the authenticity of the house, but nevertheless maintains a steady flow of pilgrimage since its discovery. Anne Catherine Emmerich was Beatified by Pope John Paul II on October 3, 2004.
Catholic pilgrims visit the house based on the belief that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was taken to this stone house by Saint John and lived there until her Assumption (according to Catholic doctrine) or Dormition (according to Orthodox belief).
The shrine has merited several papal Apostolic Blessings and visits from several popes, the earliest pilgrimage coming from Pope Leo XIII in 1896, and the most recent in 2006 by Pope Benedict XVI.
|EPHESUS TOUR||Min. 15 Pax|
|Full Day Tour||55,00 EUR|
|Half Day Tour||45,00 EUR|
Cesme is a popular holiday resort and the district center, where two thirds of the district population is concentrated. Çeşme is located 85 km. west of İzmir, the largest metropolitan center in Turkey's Aegean Region.
|CESME TOUR||Min. 15 Pax|
|Full Day Tour||40,00 EUR|
|Half Day Tour||35,00 EUR|
İzmir has a unique geographical feature which connects Asia with Europe, the Black Sea with the Mediterranean and it is located in the farthest west of the East and the farthest east of the West.
|IZMIR TOUR||Min. 15 Pax|
|Full Day Tour||45,00 EUR|
|Half Day Tour||35,00 EUR|
Pamukkale is one of the most interesting places in the world, justly famous not only for the entrancing beauty of its unique geological formations but also for its historical remains.
|PAMUKKALE TOUR||Min. 15 Pax|
|Full Day Tour||65,00 EUR|
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