Ephesus is located near by the city of Selçuk, around Izmir and 170 km from Bodrum.
Selçuk was known as an important trade center in the middle age on the Silk Road.
Ephesus is one the biggest archeological open air museums of Turkey and is visited by over 3 million people every year. The Temple of Artemis is well known as one the seven wonders of the ancient world. The Celsius Library and the antique theatre in Ephesus are the best preserved ruins as samples of the Roman Civilization. The Harbourstreet was the place where St. Paul has given his first public sermon in Ephesus. The Antique Theatre was the heart of all the activities and still keeps that importance nowadays as hosting the international organisations and concerts like Sting, Pink Floyd, Elton John, Pavarotti.
Did you know?
- First advertisement is located in Ephesus
- The biggest ancient library ( “Celcius” on the top) is located in Ephesus/Turkey)
- Sirince was believed a one the place that saved from the doomsday