Early morning departure for Ephesus and the Terrace Houses. Ephesus comprises successive Hellenistic and Roman settlements. Excavations have revealed grand monuments of the Roman Imperial period including the Library of Celsus and the Great Theatre. Little remains of the famous Temple of Artemis, one of the “Seven Wonders of the World,” which drew pilgrims from all around the Mediterranean. Since the 5th century, the House of the Virgin Mary became a major place of Christian pilgrimage.
Ephesus terrace houses are located on the hill, opposite the Hadrian Temple. Also called “the houses of rich”, they are important for the information about family life during the Roman period. Enjoy lunch at a unique rustic setting in a cherry orchard with scrumptious local specialties made by the women of the house.