|Upon arrival in Izmir, you will be met by a Ya'lla Tours representative and start your full day tour of Ephesus, one of the most extensive Greco - Roman sites in the world. It was a large ancient port with a population of over 250,000. The evangelist Paul preached in Ephesus and the early Christian community here was one of the Seven Churches of the Revelation. Walking through the marble streets, visitors can easily imagine the grandeur of this once great city. See the magnificent theater, Hadrian's temple, the library of Celsus and much more. Visit the archaeological museum to see artefacts from the site.
Lunch en route.
After lunch, visit the house of Virgin Mary, where she is believed to have spent her last days. Return to your hotel for overnight.
||After breakfast, drive to Asian Pergamum, the most favored of the Seven Churches. Christianity reached Pergamum very early and its church was praised for forbearance during times of persecution. It was here that the first Christians were executed by Rome. Visit the stunning acropolis of the Hellenistic city, perched 1000 feet above the town. Remains include, the Altar of Zeus, palaces, the temples of Trajan and Dionysus and the world’s steepest amphitheater. Also visit the Asklepion, the earliest health center of Asia Minor. Lunch en route.
Return to Izmir for overnight.
You will be transferred to the Izmir Airport for your departure flight.