Holiday places to see in Ephesus right now with BestEphesusTours? Tire is also known with a special ‘Kofte’ (Meat patty made of beef, lamp…). At a local restaurant enjoy Tire Kofte and also a special cheese desert made out of Lor Cheese (soft, uncured cheese like Ricotta) with black mulberry jam. Tire is also accesible by train from Izmir Basmane Train Station. It takes 1.5 hours with train to go to Tire frmo Izmir through several villages and towns. For travellers who have been to Ephesus and want to know more about Turkish culture Tire`s Tuesday farmers market is definetely worth seeing. Visit to Tire Farmers Market can be combined with a visit to the picturesque town of Birgi. If you have any questions about Tire or if you would like us to design you a private tour to Tire Farmers Market and Birgi Town, please do not hesitate to contact us. Discover extra info at https://www.bestephesustours.com/private-ephesus-tours-from-port-of-izmir-airport.html.
This citadel-like basilica once occupied the whole breadth of the hill it sits on and was ranked with the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople (now the Aya Sofya) as one of the Byzantine Empire’s largest churches. According to tradition, the grave of St. John is under the church. Originally, a mausoleum with a domed roof borne on four columns was built over the grave, but the Emperor Justinian replaced this simple monument with a three-aisled basilica on a Latin-cross plan boasting six domed roofs. Including the narthex at the western end and the arcaded courtyard, the basilica was 130 meters long and 40 meters wide. After the Seljuks captured Ephesus in 1130, the church was converted into a mosque and later served as a bazaar until it was finally destroyed by an earthquake. Although only partially restored, the basilica ruins that remain give a good idea of the awesome size of the original building.
The Meryemana is a major Christian pilgrimage site and has a curious history. Tradition holds that the Virgin Mary journeyed to Ephesus with St. John, and is said to have died here. The main building here dates from the Byzantine era (6th century), but its association with the Virgin only began in the 19th century, following the visions of the German nun, Katharina Emmerich, who gave a precise description of the situation and appearance of a house at Ephesus in which she claimed the Virgin had lived and died. In 1891, on the basis of this account, a French priest discovered the ruins of a small church, which had evidently belonged to a monastery and this is now revered as the Virgin’s house. The chapel here is tiny, and be aware that the site is often crowded with tour bus groups. A small wishing well is on-site, where it is customary to tie a piece of cloth and make a wish.
Endless struggles between humans and gods were depicted. The roles were performed by wearing masks with different expressions instead of facial expressions. Over time, these performances took shape and formed the contemporary theater of today. Here comes the story of the laughing and crying masks of the theatre. The entrance fee to the Ephesus Ancient City also includes the theatre, the same goes for visiting hours. The temple was built by P. Quintilius in honor of the visit of the emperor Hadrianus and is estimated to have been finished before 138. The inscribed pedestals in front of the temple were built between 293-305 AC. On the door lintel in front of it, the foundation legend of Ephesus City is displayed with reliefs. Bronze statues of the Roman Emperors Diocletian, Constantius, Maximian and I. Theodosius were erected in 300 AC. There is a statue of Emperor Hadrian in the cella.
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The street that starts from the Grand Theater and extends to the harbor is 528 meters long and 11 meters wide. It is described as one of the most spacious roads in the ancient world. Columns adorned both sides of the street, and there were many galleries and shops on both sides. There was also a developed sewage system under this spacious road. Since the end of the street leads to the harbor, it was called “Harbor Street”. Kings, emperors, ambassadors, merchants who came to Ephesus by sea were welcomed on this street with an official ceremony. It is also known as “Arkadiane Street” since it was destroyed in the earthquake in the 4th century and repaired by Emperor Arkadius between 395-408. After the adoption of Christianity, the statue of the four apostles of Christ was placed on the street, and these sculptures, unfortunately, do not exist today.