Izmir

Izmir, the third largest city of Turkey, is a thrivıng, major seaport and airport city on the west coast. It has a colorful nightlife and a cosmopolitan culture. There are also many historical places both in and surrounding Izmir that warrant a visit. These include Pergamum, (90 km) to the north; Sardis, (90 km) to the east; and to the south, Ephesus, (80 km); the House of the Virgin Mary, (85 km); Miletus, (140 km); Priene, (120 km) and the Apollo Temple at Didyma (150 km).


Booking

Before booking please check your cruise itinerary. You may have the option of an excursion to Ephesus,Virgin Mary House ,etc. But with Izmir Taxi Service you will have much to more time to enjoy the historical sites.

Ephesus

The city of Ephesus was one of the largest and most important cities in the ancient Mediterranean world, lying on the western coast of Asia Minor. It was one of the oldest Greek settlements on the Aegean Sea and later the provincial seat of Roman government in Asia. Situated at end of the Royal Road—the chief thoroughfare of the Roman East—the city was a western terminus of East-West trade and boasted one of the most important Mediterranean harbors for exporting products on to Greece, Italy and the rest of the Roman West. As a center of religious piety Ephesus was preeminent: the city itself developed from the earliest time around an ancient shrine of the earth goddess Artemis (Roman Diana) and became her chief place of worship. Ephesus is also sacred site for Christians due to its association with several biblical figures, including St. John the Evangelist and the Virgin Mary. Also St. Paul preached here and later wrote his famous Epistle to the Ephesians.

 

Our Rates

* Historical Places (Ephesus, Virgin Mary House, Temple of Artemis, Sirince Village, Izmir City, Didyma, Miletus, Priene, Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Aphrodisias, Pergamon)
* Beaches (Ilıca Beach, Boyalık Beach, Altın Kum Beach, Pırlanta Beach, Alaçatı Beach, etc.)
* Water parks (Aqua fantasy, Adaland)
* Airport Service
* Marina Service
* Seaport Service
* Hotel Service
* Shopping Trips

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Did You Know?

* Two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World stood in Turkey. The Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, and the mausoleum of Halicarnassus in Bodrum.
* Saints John, Paul and Peter all lived and preached in Turkey.
* Legend has it that St. John brought Virgin Mary to Ephesus after the Crucifixion, where she spent her last days in a small stone house on Mt.Koressos(Bulbul Dagi) near Ephesus.
* The Seven Churches mentioned in the book of revelation are all in Turkey, Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea.
* St Nicholas, also known as Santa Claus, was born and lived in Demre, Turkey.
* Turkey is the birthplace of the many historical figures and legends, such as the poet Homer, King Midas, Herodotus and St. Paul.

For pre-arranged seaport and airport pickups please make sure that Izmir Taxi Service has your full name, date and time of arrival, flight number or cruise name.