AIR TOUR TO EPHESUS & HOME OF THE VIRGIN General Information About
A special invitation awaits your soul and spirit! Join this informative, historical, pilgrimage tour of the Aegean coast of Turkey. We commence with Ephesus, once, the trade centre of the ancient world, a religious centre of early Christianity. Ephesus which was established as a port, was used to be the most important commercial centre. It played a great role in ancient times with its strategic location within a very fertile valley. Today it is an important tourism centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The house of the Virgin Mary and the holy springs which is renowned for the purity of its water, a holy place for many Christians and others, who visit from all over the world . It is a pilgrimage place for Christians, but the Quran also talks about the Virgin Mary (Meryem Ana) which prompts Muslims to visit as well. Historians and religious experts widely agree that Saint John, Saint Paul and the Virgin Mary spent time living in the ancient city of Ephesus.
We will then visit the picturesque village of Shirince, where grapes are grown from generation to generation and excellent wine is made, not only from grapes. The fruit wines of the Şirince brand are known far beyond the country's borders. The village of hereditary winegrowers Shirince with its picturesque fields and houses on the hills, an old church, wine cellars and of course, tastings!
* Transfer to airport at 06:30
* Flight Antalya – Izmir
* Visit to Ephesus
* Home of the Virgine Mary
* Sirince Village
* Flight Izmir-Antalya and transfer to hotels