The House of Virgin Mary (Ephesus)
Belief that Virgin Mary had spent her last days in Ephesus and that she had died there, came from a nun named Anna Katherina Emmerich. Anna lived in the late 18th century (1774-1820). Thanks to her detailed descriptions about how Virgin Mary came to Ephesus influenced the efforts to find the house. Anna could describe Mary’s life, her last home in Ephesus, and the characteristics of the city, although she had never been there.
Upon entrance to the house, you’ll see a large room with the statue of Virgin Mary. There’s a smaller to the right, where Virgin Mary used to sleep. The shrine inside the house is quite small, but it’s rather described as modest. The shrine, blessed by several popes since 1896, has since been visited by countless catholic pilgrims.
You can get to Selcuk with the vehicle you’ll get from Kusadasi Car Rental, and from there, you’ll reach the House of Virgin Mary. The distance between the House of Mary and Selcuk is approximately 9 km.