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St Mary's House Tours

A holy shrine to the supposed death place of St. Mary, the House of the Virgin Mary in Ephesus is a standing testament to the home of the beloved mother of Jesus. Many believe that the house was indeed the place where she spent her final days, and today you can visit the restored stone house, which now serves as a chapel.

Serving as sacred territory for Christians and Muslims alike, the significance of the house has called hundreds of thousands of visitors and pilgrims since its discovery in the 19th-century. Remnants of the chapel date as far back as the 6th-century, and serves as the place where its caretakers, the Lazarist Fathers, conduct mass every day. Despite the altar placed within, the house still contains a bedroom and kitchen, decorated with pictures of Mary and candles.

Many believe that the spring that runs beneath the house is blessed and possesses the power to heal, and once you enter the house, you can see left behind crutches and other apparatus’ that were apparently left behind amid miracles.

Practical Info

Once in Orman Yolu Park, there are plenty of signs available from both the upper and lower entrances that will guide you to the house, just follow the ones that say Meryemana, Turkish for House of the Virgin.

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Small-Group: Ephesus and The House of Virgin Mary Day Trip from Istanbul, Istanbul, null
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Small-Group: Ephesus and The House of Virgin Mary Day Trip from Istanbul

4.5 star rating: Recommended 80 Reviews

Rewind 2,000 years on this day trip to incredible Ephesus and the House of Virgin Mary from Istanbul, including round-trip flights. Fly to Izmir and drive to ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

From USD $345.00
Ancient Ephesus tour with Mother's Mary House and visit to old village Sirince with wine tasting, ... 
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Ancient Ephesus tour with Mother's Mary House and visit to old village Sirince with wine tasting

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Visit 3 different places in 1 day. Firstly ancient ruins of Ephesus which is the best-preserved ancient city in Turkey. It is a must see  while visiting ...  Read more

Location: Izmir, Turkey
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $94.77
Ephesus Day Trip From Istanbul by Air, Istanbul, Day Trips
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Ephesus Day Trip From Istanbul by Air

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If you are visiting Istanbul and have limited time to explore the rest of Turkey, then this tour is for you!  Don't miss the opportunity to visit Ephesus, one ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $355.39
Small-Group Tour: Half-Day Ancient Ephesus Tour With House of Virgin Mary, Kusadasi, Day Trips
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Small-Group Tour: Half-Day Ancient Ephesus Tour With House of Virgin Mary

The tour will start with the visit of ancient city of Ephesus. Once in the ancient city itself, we will explore this ancient Roman city and visit the Forum, ...  Read more

Location: Kusadasi, Turkey
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $33.00
Private Full-Day Biblical Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Day Trips
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Private Full-Day Biblical Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi

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Delve deep into Turkey’s rich biblical history on this private full-day tour of Ephesus from Kuşadası or Selçuk. Visit the Temple of Artemis — one of the ...  Read more

Location: Kusadasi, Turkey
Duration: Flexible

From USD $137.00
Ephesus Sightseeing Tour, Kusadasi, Full-day Tours
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Ephesus Sightseeing Tour

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Discover the magic of the ancient ruins of Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary on this day trip from Kusadasi. Visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the ...  Read more

Location: Kusadasi, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.00
Best of Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi: Temple of Artemis, St John Basilica, Isa Bey Mosque, Kusadasi, ... 
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Best of Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi: Temple of Artemis, St John Basilica, Isa Bey Mosque

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There are many ways of touring in Ephesus and this tour is for the ones who are deeply interested in archaeology and history lovers. You will not only visit ...  Read more

Location: Kuşadası, Turkey
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $60.00
Ephesus Small Group Day Tour from Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Cultural Tours
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Ephesus Small Group Day Tour from Kusadasi

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The Selcuk area of Turkey is the location of some amazing ancient ruins and sites. The history dates back to B.C. times and the area used to be one of the most ...  Read more

Location: Kusadasi, Turkey
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

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Ephesus The House of Virgin Mary, St John Basilica and Artemission Temple including Lunch, ... 
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Ephesus The House of Virgin Mary, St John Basilica and Artemission Temple including Lunch

Private guided Full Day tour of Ephesus, St. John Basilica Temple of Artemis, The House of Virgin Mary with lunch. Entrance fees, A/C transportation,and lunch ...  Read more

Location: Kusadasi, Turkey
Duration: Flexible

From USD $39.00
Small Group Tour: Ephesus, House of Mother Mary, Isa Bey Mosque, Temple of Artemis, From Izmir, ... 
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Small Group Tour: Ephesus, House of Mother Mary, Isa Bey Mosque, Temple of Artemis, From Izmir

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Visits to ancient city of Ephesus, Isabey Mosque,House of Mother Mary and Artemis Temple.

Location: Izmir, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $97.14

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