According to history, St. John and Mary stayed in Ephesus after the death of Jesus.
The Virgin Mary stayed in a small house on Mount Bulbuldagi during her last days of her life.
At present, the house got an official sanction from the Vatican, and Christians perform a commemoration rite on August 15 each year.
Apart from its historical importance, Ephesus also has special meaning for Christianity.
It is said that the Holy Bible was written by St. John and mother Mary closed her eyes to the world in this antique city.