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Day 1 : DAILY EPHESUS TOUR FROM BODRUM
Magnificent, inspiring, gorgeous, amazing, extra-ordinary...
These are only a few words that may describe Ephesus. However, no one could adequately describe Ephesus with words; one has to see Ephesus to appreciate it. A visit to Ephesus, one of the largest and best-preserved ancient cities in the world, is a must for those who are interested in archaeology and culture.
Ephesus was inhabited by the Ionians in the XI. Century BC. In a short time, together with the native population, they created a brilliant civilization there. It was during that time that Ephesians started the construction of the great temple dedicated to Artemis, the main goddess of the city. The temple was so beautiful that it became one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Lydians and the Persians ruled the city until Alexander the Great took control of it. After Alexander's death, the city became part of the Pergamum Kingdom. Soon, it became the main trade center in Anatolia, the ancient name for the Asian part of Turkey.
Ephesus was bequeathed to the Roman Empire in the 2nd century BC. The Roman Period was a "golden age" for the city.
The people were rich and with a population of 250,000; Ephesus was the second most crowded city in the Roman Empire. It was during that time that Christianity started to spread onto Anatolia for the first time. Ephesus was the city to which Mary the Mother and St Joan fled following the death of Christ. (Today, the Church of St. Mary stands close by the main thoroughfare of the city and it is well worth seeing). St John and St Paul also visited Ephesus so it became a religious center for Christians.
When the Roman Empire was divided into two, in 394, the city came under the rule of the Byzantine Empire. This was not a bright period for Ephesus, the city was a sacred place for Christians but it was not a trade center anymore. The Meander River silted up the area and the harbour became a marshy land. Many people died of malaria and this brought an end to the inhabitation of the city by the 10th century.
Ephesus has been excavated since 1935. As you wander through the site, the Celsus Library, the Amphitheatre, Hadrian Temple, Scholastikia Baths, the Parliamentary Building, the Town Hall, Domitian Temple, Trajan Fountain, Terrace
Houses, the Love House will be the major excavated ruins of the city which are open for public viewing
This museum, where you will find nice pieces such as the Colossal Statue of Artemis, the Fresco of Socrates, the Roman sarcophagus, the Statue of Dionysus, Eros and the Dolphin, Statue of Priapos, the God of Fertility and the Head of Zeus, is one of the richest museums in Turkey.
Ephesus is 185 kilometres away from Bodrum. An approximately three hour journey through the cotton fields will bring you to this unique ancient site.
TRAVELSHOP TURKEY NEW TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
We would like to offer you our updated cancellation policies due to Corona Virus issue.
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In order to pre-book your tours and benefit from your bookings until the last day, we have made some alterations to ease the process. As a result of this process, you will save time and money and no risk taken when you book to travel with us.
BOOKING PAYMENT CONDITIONS:
TravelShop Turkey and Murti’s Tour; makes it easy to book the tours with an advanced payment of only 25% with the rest of 75% payable on arrival. You can cancel your new bookings anytime until 15 May 2020 up to 2 working days prior to your departure. If you will prefer to make bank transfer for the remaining balance of 75%, you need to make sure that it is received by our side by the tour start date. If through a credit card, you can always make the payment our online service only to be withdrawn by the tours start date.
TravelShop Turkey and Murti’s Tour; will not apply any penalties to you if you cancel before 2 working days of tour departure date until 15 May 2020, your deposit of 25% to be refunded. This way, our guests will be on the safe side and will not worry about penalties. In case that you have informed us of your arrival/departure flight details and received related confirmations for accommodation and tour programs, yet haven’t showed up for the tour, 25% deposit to be non-refundable. With the exception of ready-made packages, if you require different accommodation venues like any international brand name hotels, your tours would fall under “customized/tailor-made tours” category and hotels’ regulations to be applicable and to be announced within the itinerary. Our aim is not to charge guests’ for a penalty and care for the benefit of the guests that we will comply from here on end.
DOMESTIC FLIGHT PAYMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS:
As we strive to refund our guests fully, we haven’t included our domestic flights. Each domestic flight has its own set of regulations applicable. Therefore, to cover you and keep from a no-show penalties, we will provide our tours without the calculation of domestic flights. Domestic flight price for adult travelers is approximately Euros: 50,00 for one way and for under 2 years old, approximately Euros: 20,00 as an insurance policy. When your booking is ascertained, we will require flight ticket price in full. If cancelled, we will comply by Airline Company’s cancellation policy. This way, we would be able to ease the process and provide a comfortable and worry-free travel.
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P.S. Besides from the Updated Terms & Conditions, Cancellation Procedures and Domestic Flights Regulations as listed above, all current terms and conditions on the itineraries still valid and applicable respectively.