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  • Address: Ephesus, Turkey

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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 $95.49
Ephesus Small Group Day Tour from Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Day Trips
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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.)

From USD $47.74
Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary and Sirince Village Day Trip from Istanbul With Lunch and Round-Trip ... 
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Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary and Sirince Village Day Trip from Istanbul With Lunch and Round-Trip Flights

Visit spectacular Ephesus and other historical highlights on a day trip from Istanbul, with round-trip flights and lunch included. Fly to Izmir and travel to ...  Read more

Location: İstanbul, Turkey
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $333.02
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

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Private  : Full Day tour of Ephesus, St. John Basilica Temple of Artemis, The House of Virgin Mary with lunch. Private Licenced tour guide,  A/C ...  Read more

Location: Kusadasi, Turkey
Duration: Flexible

From USD $13.00
Ephesus Sightseeing Tour, Kusadasi, Archaeology 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
Day Tour to Ephesus from Istanbul, Istanbul, Day Trips
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Day Tour to Ephesus from Istanbul

Spend a day traveling back in history during this day-trip to Ephesus from Istanbul. Tread in the footsteps of one of the most important biblical figures at ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: Flexible

From USD $220.00
Ephesus Small Group Day Tour from Selcuk, Selçuk, Day Trips
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Ephesus Small Group Day Tour from Selcuk

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Step back thousands of years on this small-group guided tour of Ephesus from Selcuk. Start off in Selcuk, exploring the many ancient archeological sites, and ...  Read more

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

From USD $47.74
Private Biblical Ephesus Full-Day Tour From Izmir, Izmir, Day Trips
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Private Biblical Ephesus Full-Day Tour From Izmir

Step back in time and explore Turkey’s colorful history on this private full-day tour of Ephesus from Izmir. Visit the Temple of Artemis — one of the Seven ...  Read more

Location: Izmir, Turkey
Duration: Flexible

From USD $179.00
Small Group Ephesus Tour, Selçuk, Full-day Tours
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Small Group Ephesus Tour

Discover the outstanding ruins of Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary on this day trip. Visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the ...  Read more

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

From USD $29.84

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