Kusadasi House of the Virgin Mary Excursion Reviews

Believed to be the dwelling in which Mary lived out her last days, The House of the Virgin Mary has long been a popular visitation site for a variety of pilgrims, including several popes.
I was happy to see it.
I was happy to see it. I added some of the Holy water to my water bottle and drank it. I had a delicious meat pastry for 1L and cappuccino for 5L. Bought evil eye beads for my brother for 9L.
I was happy to see it. I added some of the Holy water to my water bottle and drank it. I had a delicious meat pastry for 1L and cappuccino for 5L. Bought evil eye beads for my brother for 9L. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great tour, long lines, but the tour bypassed, as she rushed us before crowds arrived.
Great tour, long lines, but the tour bypassed, as she rushed us before crowds arrived. very prompt. Enjoyed it all. Be wary of the carpet tour at the end, don't ask questions at all once you ask, hard to leave.
Great tour, long lines, but the tour bypassed, as she rushed us before crowds arrived. very prompt. Enjoyed it all. Be wary of the carpet tour at the end, don't ask questions at all once you ask, hard to leave. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This site is very important to Catholics.
This site is very important to Catholics. It is interesting to hear about.
This site is very important to Catholics. It is interesting to hear about. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
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One of the best places we went to on the cruise!
One of the best places we went to on the cruise! House of the Virgin Mary was such a cool place to visit. Even if you aren't religious there is such a important feeling to it and you will get swept up into how amazing this place is
One of the best places we went to on the cruise! House of the Virgin Mary was such a cool place to visit. Even if you aren't religious there is such a important feeling to it and you will get swept up into how amazing this place is Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A waste of time.
A waste of time. Ok - it's historically important, probably, but of no interest to non-Christians. And very busy. Couldn't avoid this as it was part of the tour, but I wouldn't have chosen to go there.
A waste of time. Ok - it's historically important, probably, but of no interest to non-Christians. And very busy. Couldn't avoid this as it was part of the tour, but I wouldn't have chosen to go there. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We didn't spent very long here but we enjoyed seeing it.
We didn't spent very long here but we enjoyed seeing it.
We didn't spent very long here but we enjoyed seeing it. Read Less
Sail Date September 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This tour was included with the Ephesus tour.
This tour was included with the Ephesus tour. Very spiritual and moving.
This tour was included with the Ephesus tour. Very spiritual and moving. Read Less
Sail Date June 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We were enlightened with the history of this site, and will cherish the ceramic bottles in which we ...
We were enlightened with the history of this site, and will cherish the ceramic bottles in which we put the holy water in.
We were enlightened with the history of this site, and will cherish the ceramic bottles in which we put the holy water in. Read Less
Sail Date June 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This is an important place for Catholics, but for us (nondenominational Christian), it wasn't that ...
This is an important place for Catholics, but for us (nondenominational Christian), it wasn't that big of a deal. It is extremely crowded and very small. You spend maybe a minute (if that long) in the house itself. The wall of prayers ... Read More
This is an important place for Catholics, but for us (nondenominational Christian), it wasn't that big of a deal. It is extremely crowded and very small. You spend maybe a minute (if that long) in the house itself. The wall of prayers was reminescent of the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem Read Less
Sail Date May 2014
Shore Excursion Provider:
The visit was great and we enjoyed it very much, next time will choose to attend the Mass..
The visit was great and we enjoyed it very much, next time will choose to attend the Mass..
The visit was great and we enjoyed it very much, next time will choose to attend the Mass.. Read Less
Sail Date September 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This is a place where the Virgin Mary supposedly spent her last days.
This is a place where the Virgin Mary supposedly spent her last days. It is a place of tranquility and of prayer. It is a wonderful visit and one should do it for the spiritual value.
This is a place where the Virgin Mary supposedly spent her last days. It is a place of tranquility and of prayer. It is a wonderful visit and one should do it for the spiritual value. Read Less
Sail Date September 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great experience with an online tour operator.
Great experience with an online tour operator. Pick-up and drop off were worry free. we saw much more than the ship tour. Went up the coast to more ancient and intact sites. Tour leader was a history major with a great sense of humor. he ... Read More
Great experience with an online tour operator. Pick-up and drop off were worry free. we saw much more than the ship tour. Went up the coast to more ancient and intact sites. Tour leader was a history major with a great sense of humor. he took delight in showing us how bad the other tour leaders were and how they made up a lot of the stuff they told their tours. Read Less
Sail Date September 2013
Shore Excursion Provider:
Awesome site especially if you are a Christian.
Awesome site especially if you are a Christian.
Awesome site especially if you are a Christian. Read Less
Sail Date August 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
In our brochure it was called 'Mary's House' and was not what I had expected.Outside there was a ...
In our brochure it was called 'Mary's House' and was not what I had expected.Outside there was a long wall covered in prayers and wishes written on pieces of paper and pinned on to each other,
In our brochure it was called 'Mary's House' and was not what I had expected.Outside there was a long wall covered in prayers and wishes written on pieces of paper and pinned on to each other, Read Less
Sail Date June 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Our tour was with Irene and Tura Tourism (booked through the ship) and went to both the Virgin's ...
Our tour was with Irene and Tura Tourism (booked through the ship) and went to both the Virgin's house and Ephesus. The guide was informative and friendly and she paced the tour well for the most part so as not to be exhausting but ... Read More
Our tour was with Irene and Tura Tourism (booked through the ship) and went to both the Virgin's house and Ephesus. The guide was informative and friendly and she paced the tour well for the most part so as not to be exhausting but also making sure we got places on time. The House of the Virgin was more interesting for views along the way as well as the religious history Irene told us about along with the geological and ancient political history of the region. The tour company gave us complimentary flasks to fill with holy water we could gather ourselves at springs below the Virgin's house. A neat experience. Read Less
Sail Date October 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Though it had no religious significance for us, we found it a charming place with an aura of ...
Though it had no religious significance for us, we found it a charming place with an aura of reverence. We filled our water bottle at the fountain hoping to get a little "magic" from the water.
Though it had no religious significance for us, we found it a charming place with an aura of reverence. We filled our water bottle at the fountain hoping to get a little "magic" from the water. Read Less
Sail Date October 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Our tour guide told us all about the place and the story about its discovery and we went after our ...
Our tour guide told us all about the place and the story about its discovery and we went after our visit to Ephesus. We all received a small pot to fill with water from the spring. A very interesting visit.
Our tour guide told us all about the place and the story about its discovery and we went after our visit to Ephesus. We all received a small pot to fill with water from the spring. A very interesting visit. Read Less
Sail Date October 2012
Shore Excursion Provider:
As Catholics, this place had a certain reverence for us.
As Catholics, this place had a certain reverence for us. Her final living place was small and simple. Takes less than 2 minutes to walk through. Outside people leave written prayers and requests in a nearby wall.
As Catholics, this place had a certain reverence for us. Her final living place was small and simple. Takes less than 2 minutes to walk through. Outside people leave written prayers and requests in a nearby wall. Read Less
Sail Date September 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Whether it is or is not the actual House of Virgin Maqry, it is where the faithful (of which I am ...
Whether it is or is not the actual House of Virgin Maqry, it is where the faithful (of which I am one) celebrate the exemplary and inspiring life of Mary. Many religious shrines may not be the actual spot of the claimed event, they are ... Read More
Whether it is or is not the actual House of Virgin Maqry, it is where the faithful (of which I am one) celebrate the exemplary and inspiring life of Mary. Many religious shrines may not be the actual spot of the claimed event, they are always where the events are celebrated. Read Less
Sail Date September 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Great private tour with Ceyla Ergon (zeynepceyla@gmail.com through the ruins of Ephesus, house of ...
Great private tour with Ceyla Ergon (zeynepceyla@gmail.com through the ruins of Ephesus, house of the Virgin Mary is not to be missed. Take an empty bottle to get water from well under Mary's house. Also write a prayer for the ... Read More
Great private tour with Ceyla Ergon (zeynepceyla@gmail.com through the ruins of Ephesus, house of the Virgin Mary is not to be missed. Take an empty bottle to get water from well under Mary's house. Also write a prayer for the prayer wall. Don't miss the Turkish rug making. Well worth it here. Read Less
Sail Date September 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Very crowded site, with an unbelievably small chapel built over the site of the house which was ...
Very crowded site, with an unbelievably small chapel built over the site of the house which was found. Look out for the wall with the prayers written on paper and in cloth. Very moving.
Very crowded site, with an unbelievably small chapel built over the site of the house which was found. Look out for the wall with the prayers written on paper and in cloth. Very moving. Read Less
Sail Date August 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
In and out of a house in 10 seconds, nothing else I can say.
In and out of a house in 10 seconds, nothing else I can say. Our guide had explained all about the history etc, but the actual visit is very formtic, all in a single line, don't stop, in thriugh one door out through the other, then ... Read More
In and out of a house in 10 seconds, nothing else I can say. Our guide had explained all about the history etc, but the actual visit is very formtic, all in a single line, don't stop, in thriugh one door out through the other, then pass the usual stalls selling tat. Read Less
Sail Date August 2012
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