The Biblical City of Ephesus is one of the most extensive and complete Greco-Roman cities in the world.

It was one of the Seven Churches of the Revelation. Ephesus was the Gateway of Asia and is referenced often in the Bible in the Books of Acts, Corinthians, Revelation, Timothy, Ephesians. St. Paul lived and preached in Ephesus.

As you walk through the marble streets you can easily imagine the magnitude of this once great city which was influential in the development of architecture, religion, economic systems and arts. 

Ephesus was an important city in the pre-Roman and Roman world and much of its significance was due to the temple of Diana that was located there.

The outdoor amphitheater there is still in use and can seat 25,000 people, so the Ephesians were no simple, rural people. The population in Ephesus at the time of Paul is estimated to have been 250,000 people. Ephesus also housed one of the world’s great libraries and scholars from around the Roman Empire came to study in Ephesus.

During your visit you will see the Library of Celsus, The Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan, the Theatre at Ephesus, the Theater at Miletus, Arcadian Way and more.