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Ephesus at a Glance

The ancient city Ephesus is located in Selcuk, a small town 30km away from Kusadasi. Ephesus was established as a port and it used to be the most important commercial centre. The city was famed for the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. In 268 AD, the Temple was destroyed or damaged in a raid by the Goths. The enclosure for archaeological remains at Ephesus elegantly reconciles historic conservation with accessibility for visitors. The Ephesus archaeological site has developed into one of the most highly frequented archaeological sites, due not only to the excellent state of preservation but also to the visitor-friendly presentation of the monuments.

Area 2417 Square Kilometers

Population 1.07 Million

Winter Temperature 14 C

Summer Temperature 24 C

Best Time To Visit Throughout the year

Air

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You can take a flight from Istanbul to Izmir and drive from Izmir Airport to Ephesus. Ephesus is 45 minutes’ drive from the airport of Izmir. Turkish Airlines, Pegasus etc. operates regular flights from Istanbul to Izmir.

Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

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The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, also known as the Artemesium, was constructed in the mid 6th century BC. It was located in Ephesus, and was considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Its location was discovered in 1869, and excavations begun then. Several artifacts were excavated, and are housed today at the British Museum in London.

Celsus Library

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The library of Celsus is an ancient Roman building in Ephesus, Anatolia, now part of Selçuk, Turkey. This library is one of the most beautiful structures in Ephesus and was built in 117 A.D. The interior of the library was destroyed, supposedly by an earthquake. The library was restored with the aid of the Austrian Archaeological Institute and the originals of the statues were taken to Ephesus Museum in Vienna in 1910.

House of the Virgin Mary

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The house of Virgin Mary is a typical Roman architectural example, entirely made of stones. It is the place where Mary may have spent her last days. Mary preferred this remote place rather than living in crowded place. Today, only the central part and a room on the right of the altar are open to visitors. From there one can understand that this building looks more like a church than a house.

Leather

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Turkey sells lots of great leather apparel, including suede garments. Turkish cuisine is based on lamb and mutton, which means there are lots of soft skins from which to make fine leather clothing and accessories. If you want to go shopping for a leather in Turkey then a leather wallet or purse is always a good option for a souvenir. Tourists like shopping for leather products in Turkey because it is known that quality and workmanship of leather products are of a high standard.

Jewellery and Silver

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An exquisite piece of gold and silver jewellery, with or without stone setting, is something you should look for. Surprisingly, although the prices of gold and silver are fixed internationally, jewellery items in Turkey are cheaper than in other places. This is due to the low labour cost. A wide variety in design is available to meet the demands of various tastes.

Carpet

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Turkish carpets are either knotted or flat woven. It is a form of craft prevalent in Turkey since ancient times. Originally woven as utility items, they soon became known for their beauty and durability. A Turkish carpet is a rare piece of art that will decorate your house as well as bring a slice of Anatolian tradition into your drawing room.

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Cuisines: Pizza, Fast food, Mediterranean, Pizza & Pasta, Beijing Specialties

Bizim Ev Hanimeli Restaurant

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Selcuk Merkez, Turkey
Cuisines: Turkish

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No:9/D, Selçuk Merkez, Selcuk 35920 , Turkey
Cuisines: Chowder, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Turkish, Vegetarian

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