Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Kusadasi: Virgin Mary's House, Ephesus & Basilica St John in Turkey


We headed from Pamukkale to Virgin Mary's House, the popular site of Ephesus and The Basilica of St. John burial site before ending our day trip at Kusadasi downtown near the beach area. We followed the group tour from the first day of the tour when we arrived at Istanbu as it was impossible to travel by ourselves due to limited public transportation from one city to another city in Turkey. The road journey was hectic and tiring but we were lucky to have friendly and chatty members within our group.  

Virgin Mary's House near Ephesus in Turkey where it was believed that Virgin Mary spent her days in the ancient city of Ephesus
Virgin Mary's House near Ephesus in Turkey where it was believed that Virgin Mary spent her days in the ancient city of Ephesus
Baths at the State Agora is Roman bathing facility nearby Ephesus in Turkey
Baths at the State Agora is Roman bathing facility nearby Ephesus in Turkey
A calm cat enjoyed sunbathing at Ephesus site in Kusadasi, Turkey
A calm cat enjoyed sunbathing at Ephesus site in Kusadasi, Turkey
Bouleuterion housed the meetings of the council (boule) as well as musical performances and contests nearby Ephesus in Turkey
Bouleuterion housed the meetings of the council (boule) as well as musical performances and contests nearby Ephesus in Turkey
Heading to the popular attraction site called Ephesus in Turkey
Heading to the popular attraction site called Ephesus in Turkey
Ephesus is one of the seven wonders of the world as the greatest outdoor museum with the lists of gloriest historical events in Turkey
Ephesus is one of the seven wonders of the world as the greatest outdoor museum with the lists of gloriest historical events in Turkey
Ancient Ephesus in Kusadasi, Turkey
Ancient Ephesus in Kusadasi, Turkey
The characteristics or  identities to represent Ephesus Ancient Building in Kusadasi, Turkey
The characteristics or  identities representing Ephesus Ancient Building in Kusadasi, Turkey
Ephesus Theatre in Kusadasi, Turkey
Ephesus Theatre in Kusadasi, Turkey
The remains of Ephesus Theatre in Kusadasi, Turkey
The remains of Ephesus Theatre in Kusadasi, Turkey
Basilica of St John in Kusadasi, Turkey
Basilica of St John in Kusadasi, Turkey
The remains of the burial site of St John near Ephesus in Kusadasi, Turkey
The remains of the burial site of St John near Ephesus in Kusadasi, Turkey
The tomb of St John in Ephesus, Kusadasi, Turkey
The tomb of St John in Ephesus, Kusadasi, Turkey
The Basilica of St John is on the slopes of Ayasoluk Hill near the center of Selçuk, just below the fortress and about 3.5 km from Ephesus in Kusadasi, Turkey
The Basilica of St John is on the slopes of Ayasoluk Hill near the center of Selçuk, just below the fortress and about 3.5 km from Ephesus in Kusadasi, Turkey
Enjoying sunset at the popular beach in Kusadasi downtown, Turkey
Enjoying sunset at the popular beach in Kusadasi downtown, Turkey