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The broad area in front of the Theatre was the Commercial Agora of Ephesus. Completely surrounded by columns, this Agora contained three entrances, one from the Celsus Library, one from the front of the Theatre, and one from the Harbour. In the form of a square 110 metres on a side, the north side of the Agora is left open, while the remaining three sides are surrounded by a portico which contained shops. The eastern and southern sides of the Agora were two-storeyed, the second storey of the eastern side being constructed in the form of an enclosed Doric stoa. Originally built in the Hellenistic Period, the Agora was reconstructed in the 3rd century during the reign of Caracalla (211-217 A.D.). At the centre of the Agora was a sundial and a water-clock. The centre of the square was faced in marble and contained statues of the philosophers, statesmen, and of scholars. Ephesus Tours Turkey
We offers shore excursions for cruise ship passengers at Port Of Kusadasi, Izmir and Istanbul including private Ephesus Tours and Istanbul Tours. As we are Ephesus Tours Turkey based right near the Port in Kusadasi and specialise in providing quality shore excursions to historical sites and other areas over 10 years. We have a selection of Ephesus Tours and Istanbul Tours which include Ephesus Ruins, Temple of Artemis, Grand Theatre, Odeaon, House of Virgin Mary, St. John Bassilica, Sirince Village, Isabey Mosque, Terrace Houses, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Undergraund Cistern, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, Dolmabahce Palace, Kariye Museum, Grand Covered Bazaar, Suleymaniye Mosque, Spice Bazaar, Camlica Hill, ect… We use brand new vans and the comfort and enjoyment of our guests is our number one priority and for this reason we only use luxury transportation and professional guides in a variety of languages.
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The house of Virgin Mary is a typical Roman architectural example, entirely made of stones. In the 4th century AD, a church, combining her house and grave, has been built. The original two-stored house, which consisted of an anteroom (where today candles are proposed), bedroom and praying room (Christian church area) and a room with fireplace (chapel for Muslims). A front kitchen fell into ruins and has been restored in 1940’s. Today, only the central part and a room on the right of the altar are open to visitors. From there one can understand that this building looks more like a church than a house. ephesus tours turkey Another interesting place is the “Water of Mary”, a source to be found at the exit of the church area and where a rather salt water, with curative properties, can be drunk by all. ephesus tours turkey
When Alexander the Great defeated the Persian forces at the Battle of Granicus in 334 BC, the Greek cities of Asia Minor were liberated. The pro-Persian tyrant Syrpax and his family were stoned to death, and Alexander was greeted warmly when he entered Ephesus in triumph. When Alexander saw that the temple of ephesus cruise port excursions Artemis was not yet finished, he proposed to finance it and have his name inscribed on the front. But the inhabitants of Ephesus demurred, claiming that it was not fitting for one god to build a temple to another. After Alexander’s death in 323 BC, Ephesus in 290 BC came under the rule of one of Alexander‘s generals, Lysimachus. ephesus cruise port excursions
Ephesus continued to prosper. But when taxes Private Ephesus Tours Turkey continued to be raised under Cambyses II and Darius, the Ephesians participated in the Ionian Revolt against Persian rule in the Battle of Ephesus (498 BC), an event which instigated the Greco-Persian wars. In 479 BC, the Ionians, together with Athens, were able to oust the Persians from the shores of Asia Minor. In 478 BC, the Ionian cities entered with Athens into the Delian League against the Persians. Ephesus did not contribute ships but gave financial support. Private Ephesus Tours Turkey
Today’s archaeological Ephesus Tours From Kusadasi site lies 3 kilometers southwest of the town of Selçuk, in the Selçuk district of İzmir Province, Turkey. The ruins of Ephesus are a favorite international and local tourist attraction, partly owing to their easy access from Adnan Menderes Airport. Ephesus Tours From Kusadasi