|Ephesus was one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League during the Classical Greek era. In the Roman period, it was for many years the second largest city of the Roman Empire; ranking behind Rome, the empire's capital. Ephesus contains the largest collection of Roman ruins in the eastern Mediterranean.|
|A visit to Ephesus - once the commercial centre of the ancient world - is amust-do of any visit to Turkey. Below are some popular itineraries including guiding services in Ephesus:|
Grand Tour of Turkey 8-day Tour of Turkey
Cappadocia, Mt.Nemrut and Urfa 11-day Tour of Turkey
All our guided Turkey tours are completely customisable - take a look at our most popular travel programmes, you can modify these itineraries according to your budget, interests and time frame. Our professional travel consultants at Akresa Travel will be happy to advise you, or create your itinerary and build the perfect luxury holiday to suit all your travel requirements.
|The Ancient City of Ephesus is known as one of the best preserved Greco-Roman cities. Walk down the marble streets, view the magnificent Celsius Library and the Grand Theatre, just a few of the many buildings and fountains that can be found in this open air museum. The Artemis Temple was one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. |
|Occupied from the 1st century to 7th century AD, the Slope Houses in Ephesus have been compared to the 1st century villas of Pompeii in importance. The Slope Houses are still being excavated but their decor and furnishings provide a great deal of information about the lifestyle of the Ephesian upper class in the Roman and Byzantine periods. |
|The Slope Houses, the luxurious 1st century private houses of Ephesus, contain major archeological finds but you will not see them in Turkey tour packages. At Akresa Travel your itinerary includes Slope Houses and all sights at no hidden cost.|
|The House of Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her last days. Some four to six years after the death of Christ, St. John is said to have accompanied the Virgin Mary to Ephesus. This is a holy place for both Christians and Muslims. |
It is believed that St. John had spent his last years in the region around Ephesus and buried in the southern slope of Ayosolug Hill. A small chapel was constructed over the grave in the 4th century. The church of St John was changed into a marvelous basilica during the region of Emperor Justinian (527 -565 AD).
|Bergama (ancient Pergamum or Pergamon) was renowned in Hellenic and Roman times for its great library and as the medical center where Galen laid the foundation for medical practice. Its foremost attraction is the Kizil Avlu or "Red Basilica", a huge edifice on the river not far from the Acropolis, originally built as a temple to the Egyptian god Osiris and converted to a basilica by the early Christians, when it was one of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor addressed by St John in the book of Revelation. |