Visiting Ancient Ephesus
In our Ephesus Private Tours, you will see many places and ruins in Ephesus.
Virgin Mary’s Church
The Virgin Mary Church is a Christian cathedral in Ephesus, Izmir, built in the name of Theotokos. It is one of the first 7 churches of Christianity in the world. It is accepted as the “Mother of God” by Christians. There is a baptismal pool in the form of a pit while the church moves towards the interior. Christians who came to the world as sinful were baptized in the key-shaped pool.
It is open between 08.00-18.00.
It is known as the house where the Virgin Mary spent her last years with St. John. Finding this church is a strange story. Anna Katharina, who lives in a German village, suddenly fell ill with a relentless illness in her village she had never been to anywhere else. She sees places that no one knows or has seen. This incident draws the extreme attention of the writer Clemens Brentano, and he settles near him. He started to write a book about these events about the Virgin Mary.
Terrace houses from the Roman times still attract a lot of attention. It is now called Kuretler Street. It has an understanding of design in accordance with today. There are sewerage systems and heating systems. At that time, producing very practical solutions for these works amazed people. These houses have been quite resistant to earthquakes. There are Roman-style mosaic patterns and tile coverings. These houses, which have an eye-catching beauty, have enchanting works with their remarkable structure and architectural decorations when you enter. Currently, a protection area has been provided under a special roof.
It is the 3rd largest library of ancient architects. It is very well preserved as a legacy. It is one of the most important historical heritages of the old world, after Alexandria and Pergamon Libraries. The library also contained between 13,000 and 15,000 parchment rolls. Celsus’s tomb is also located on the western side of the library. The architect of the library was made by the famous Roman Vitruoya. It has an effect on it, close to the Roman architecture. Although its external appearance appears to be 2 floors, its normal architectural structure has 3 floors. The life of Celsus is described in each part. This gave a very nice monument atmosphere. There are 4 female sculptures in the interior areas. Sophia, one of the sculptures, represents wisdom, Episteme; information, Ennonia; intelligence and Arete; represents valor.
Ephesus Ancient Theater
It is one of the largest open air theaters of the ancient period. The theater stage is in ruins. 90% of the places to sit are solid. Apart from the theater, it was also used as a Gladiator arena. It is protected under Unesco World Heritage. The number of visitors reaches more than 1 million people annually.
It is a very large area, and the stones display a beautiful appearance and life in ancient forms. It is a place that draws attention with its fascinating stories and history.
The Royal Road is known as the Persian Road with its full name. It has been repaired and corrected in the fifth century BC. It was built by the Persian Kingdom. King’s road, extending from the northern part of Turkey, passes through Mosul and Iraq. It is used as an important route in its time. It was used to provide faster transportation from Ephesus to Persepolis.
The Temple of Artemis
It is one of the most important works. It ranks as the 7th wonder of the world. It is completely made of marble. Only two pieces of marble remain from the temple, which is a wonder of the world.
The ancient city of Ephesus is the city where ancient monuments and archaeological artifacts are located. It makes you feel different emotions in human nature with its curious old works. Ephesus Ancient City has many places to visit. There are many works that have survived until this time, from Persia to Alexander. It is one of the central areas of history that has managed to attract attention with its stories and history.