Marmaris Ephesus Tours
While Marmaris provides you all the fun, comfort and excitement, Ephesus has something very interesting to offer. Marmaris Ephesus Tours is a real treat and you will be amazed to know the history of the biggest ancient city in Turkey. Ephesus is also known as one of…
While Marmaris provides you all the fun, comfort and excitement, Ephesus has something very interesting to offer. Marmaris Ephesus Tours is a real treat and you will be amazed to know the history of the biggest ancient city in Turkey. Ephesus is also known as one of the best preserved ancient city site in Anatolia. Situated at about 190 km from Marmaris, this ancient city site is a must to visit.
Ephesus has many ancient monuments and their remnants in open; it appears as if this open air museum breathes, and lives with as many as 2 million people visiting this place annually. You will cover 190 km journey from Marmaris to Ephesus at about 3 hours with comfortable buses. Our Professional guides will tell you more about the place as you walk through Ephesus.
The ancient city site of Ephesus has many interesting and valuable archeological treasures like the Temple of Artemis, which is regarded as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Other monuments of interest include the Hadrian Temple, the Library of Celsus, and an impressively large ancient amphitheater, which had a capacity to accommodate 24,000 people at a time. The recent excavations have revealed that the present site has two more ancient cities buried beneath it. Thus Ephesus is the third city on the same platform and has a history that dates back to 245 BC. The Legend says that the first city was founded by female warriors known as Amazons. Carians and Lelegians are suggested to be the city’s first inhabitants.
The city has seen Ionians, Lydians, and Persians through the ages and when Romans took over the city in 129 BC, the city was teeming with 200,000 citizens inhabiting in it. Soon, Ephesus became an important center of trade and commerce in the ancient world. From the first century AD, Ephesus also saw Christian disciples visiting the place to spread the faith of one God. History says, St Paul remained here for three years and that St John and Virgin Mary had visited this place during their last days.