Sightseeing Place Around Ephesus
Ephesus Ancient City and surrounding area is one the most popular places in the world. So millions of the people from all around the world come here and book Ephesus Tours to visit all the attractions around Ephesus. But, when the people come here, they do not visit only Ancient City of Ephesus, but also other attractions around Ephesus. There ware many sightseeing places around Ephesus as House the Virgin Mary, Terrace Houses, Temple of Artemis, Ephesus Archeological Museum, Saint John Basilica and Sirince Village.
House of the Virgin Mary is one the highlights of the area. This is the place where Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ, most probably spent final years of her life. When the visitors book Izmir Ephesus Tours, House of the Virgin Mary will be the first stop of the tour. On the way to house, Ephesus Tour Guide gives all the informations of the house. The tour in House of the Virgin Mary takes around 30-45 minutes, but some of people want to spend more time in this holly place and they do. It is estimated that Mary came in the area together with Saint John who spent several years in Ephesus to spread the Christianity. Here is still active for worship where was declared as a shrine for Christians. The three Popes visited here as, Paul 6th in 1967, John 2nd in 1979 and finally Benedict 16th in 2006. On the other hand, here is famous as well with wishing wall that many people write their wishes on a piece of paper and hang it on the wall for their wishes come true.
Terrace Houses are the another museum in Ancient City of Ephesus. This is an another favorite place that many of Ephesus Tour Guides like to give show this place to their guests during their Private Ephesus Tours. Here is also called as "the houses of rich people in Ephesus during Roman Age", those houses were for the important and wealthy people of Ephesus, as only rich people could afford such houses. The best examples of mosaic, excellent frescos ( wall paintings ), one of the first examples of central heating system can be visibled in Terrace Houses during Izmir Ephesus Tours.
Temple of Artemis is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the Antic world. The location of temple in only one place in the world where you can see 3 different religious ‘ worship places as Temple, Mosque and Church in the same angle. The people do not spend too much time in this place during Ephesus Tours since there is just one coloum left from Temple. But, the people wish to see the location of One of The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Saint John Basilica is the place where John the Apostle was burried. It is believed that John had spent his last years in the region around Ephesus and buried in the southern slope of Ayosolug Hill. The tomb of St John was under the central dome. Here is very popular place fort he Biblical Ephesus Tours.
Ephesus Archaeological Museum contains many foundations from the ancient city of Ephesus. The collections cover, household items, colossal statues of the Ephesian Artemis, a collection of medical and cosmetic tools along with a wall of portraits of several famous Ephesian physicians, several monumental fountains, sculptures from Roman times, coins and of course a modal of Temple of Artemis.
Sirince Village is referred in ancient sources as the Ephesus on the mountain suggests long established settlement. Today, it is a village where you can discover typical Turkish village life and houses, beside that surrounded by olive groves, peaches, tangerine and fig gardens, and wineyards. Here is very famous with hand made gift items, home made vines and charming gift shops. Sirince Village is a popular stop during Private Ephesus Tours.