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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  • I am not a fun of ancient arts, but the visit of Ephesus ruins worth for it. A good introduce of antic architecture and life - the best part was terrace house, do not miss it. 
    I am not a fun of ancient arts, but the visit of Ephesus ruins worth for it. A good introduce of antic architecture and life - the best part was terrace house, do not miss it.  more »
  • The entire city was incredible to explore. But the best part for me was standing on the platform where Paul stood in the stadium and preached the Gospel to the Ephesians.. And to go up into the... 
    The entire city was incredible to explore. But the best part for me was standing on the platform where Paul stood in the stadium and preached the Gospel to the Ephesians.. And to go up into the...  more »
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  • A must place to go if visiting the area. Try and avoid the summer months as it'll be very hot. Best time to go is Nov - March (for cooler days and less visitors). Pay extra to visit the Terrace Houses exhibition, it is incredible! NB: there are no toilets inside the site, so you need to go before you enter.
  • A great site with stunning history. To walk in this area is to re live an old age of significance. Ephesus or Efes as known locally, is a worthy place to visit. Plenty of parking, with surrounding shops and food cafes. Various choices of ticket to enter with modern conveniences on the site. If it is hot, bring a hat as it is a very open space. Payment is cash or card. The whole site is over an hour to walk around, 2 hours or more if stopping to take in the moments.

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