Ephesus proudly houses one of the seven
ancient wonders of the world; the Temple of Artemis. The city is
dedicated to her and has many fascinating buildings. The precise date of
the city's foundation is not known but legend said that the first Efes
was founded by Women Warriors of the Amazon in the 14th century BC and
later inhabited by lonians in the 11th century BC after the first
settlement of the Anatolian's natives, the Lelegians. In a short time
the city became very important. After 133 BC it became a Roman province
and during the reign of Augustus it became the trade center of Asia.
With all these civilizations passing
through Ephesus, the remains take one or two days to visit fully. The
city still retains its importance, but this time as the most important
archaeological and historical city in Turkey. One of the very amazing
ruins in Efes is the huge amphitheatre with a 24,000 seat capacity and
superb acoustic effects. Seljuk is close to Efes and is crowned with a
Byzantine citadel and the basilica of St. John. Next to the basilica is
the Seljuk Isa Bey Mosque. The Seven Sleepers' Cave is another
historical place near Efes. The archaeological museum is significant
with its striking collection of items gathered from the excavations in
Ephesus. Every May there is an International Festival in Efes.
On Bulbuldagi (Mt. Nightingale) one can
find the small house built for the Virgin Mary (9 kms from Seljuk) when St.
John brought her to Ephesus after Christ's death. She spent her last days in
that house. Today it is a place of Pilgrimage for Christians and also
visited by Muslims, and is officially sanctioned by the Vatican. Every year
on August the 15th, a commemoration ceremony is held there.
Tour (Multi-Lingual Cultural Tour Operator)
TransAnatolie Tour is a subgroup of Anadolu
and is a Multi-Lingual Cultural Tour Operator in Anatolia (Asia
has the ambition and the capacity to be become one of the leading provider and
operator of archaeological, historical, belief (biblical) and cultural
heritage tours and specialty travel with high Quality of Service (QoS)
TransAnatolie Tour develops its programs with a network of
Specialists, who are well recognized, local, regional, national, and international
professionals at the top of their fields. These Specialists share their
knowledge, insights and vision providing an in-depth insiders understanding of
what distinguishes a particular culture and what factors shaped its evolution.
TransAnatolie Tours are executed in five
languages (Dutch, English, French, German and Turkish) with high QoS concept
by Tourism Professionals of valuable experience, intelligence and high
TransAnatolie Tour executive and operations
teams have been at the cutting edge of international tour (holiday) operations
and specialty travel since 1990s, working with organizations, universities and
museums to provide unique travel experiences, cultural and belief (biblical) tours
(holidays/trips) to their memberships.
Multi-Lingual TransAnatolie Tour team members
have many years of valuable experience in providing individuals and
organizations with high quality cultural, historical, belief/biblical,
archaeological, architectural tours and travel experiences with high quality of
TransAnatolie has immersed travelers in
Anatolia's most fascinating ancient cultures and provided enriching travel
TransAnatolie (International Multi-Lingual
Cultural Tour Operator) has also been in small boat cruises, building exciting
travel packages around these unique vessels.
TransAnatolie is now
expanding its distribution by making these high quality, unique travel
products and programs available to the public. Supported by our international
network of offices and affiliates worldwide, the aim of TransAnatolie Team of
travel professionals and passionate program specialists is to make your next
'vacation' a truly rewarding travel experience.
TransAnatolie Tour is a member of
Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism (Licence
Ankara Chamber of Commerce (Trade registry under
Turkish-French Cultural Association
Turkish Association at the United Nations
Union of Turkish Tour Operators (TÜRSAB)
Union of Multi-Lingual Professional Tourism Guides (TUREB-ARED)
Ankara Cultural Tourism Association (BATUDER)
Nigde Cultural Association
Aksaray Cultural Association
Arts & Cultural Association of Taspinar.
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