Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk

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See the ruins of the Greek Ancient City of Ephesus, home to the famous Temple of Artemis, named one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This city was built in the 10th century BCE by Attic and Ionian Greek colonists and came under Roman rule in 129 BCE, when it flourished as one of the largest cities in the Empire. Explore this ancient archeological site entirely on foot, marvel at the spectacular facade of its library, and enjoy the proximity to other tourist attractions. Put Ancient City of Ephesus on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Selcuk trip planner.
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  • Wow. Compared to the Acropolis in Greece, there was just so much more to see at Ephesus. It's amazing the amount of historical artifacts here, and how close you can get to them. We avoided the... 
    Wow. Compared to the Acropolis in Greece, there was just so much more to see at Ephesus. It's amazing the amount of historical artifacts here, and how close you can get to them. We avoided the...  more »
  • These ruins were wonderful, the best in Turkey! We visited on our own and had an audio guide which was good but infact there are information boards everywhere which give same details. A lot of people....  more
    These ruins were wonderful, the best in Turkey! We visited on our own and had an audio guide which was good but infact there are information boards everywhere which give same details. A lot of people....  more »
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  • Amazing place to visit, takes you back in time, audio devices with many languages. so much to take in. Its a must visit. Taking the horse and carriage to enter was an amazing experience. Tip, take 2 liters of water per visit, light clothing, a sun hat is essential. This place is. very open and looks unspoiled, it left me wanting to see it all over again.
  • Probably the best archaeological site in Turkey. Incredible history surrounding it. Make sure to read a little before you visit or to have a good knowledgeable guide with you to appreciate it. We have been here 4-5 times and in every visit we find something we had missed in the previous visit. Your need to spend a full day or two to appreciate the whole site.

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