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An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus. The ruins of this ancient Greek settlement represent one of Turkey's best-preserved archaeological sites, allowing visitors to peel back nearly 3,000 years of history and learn about the region's rich cultural heritage. Selcuk itself remains a relatively small town, making up for its lack of modern tourist attractions with hospitality and a laid-back atmosphere. Walk through the compact city center to see the remains of an ancient Roman aqueduct and the ruins of a Byzantine citadel. Use our Turkey day trip app to arrange your visit to Selcuk and other destinations in Turkey.
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
World heritage site
Ancient City of Ephesus
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
Ephesus Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Ephesus Museum
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Church
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA ©
Water Park
Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA
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Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Selcuk

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Public Latrine ©
Ruin
Public Latrine
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Duration: 2 hours
Temple of Hadrian
Ruin
Temple of Hadrian
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Duration: 2 hours
Isa Bey Mosque ©
Ruin
Isa Bey Mosque
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Brothel
Ruin
Brothel
3.4
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Selcuk

Sirince Koyu ©
Neighborhood
Sirince Koyu Sirince
3.6
Duration: 2 hours
Yali Castle Aquapark ©
Theme Park
Yali Castle Aquapark Gumuldur
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
SIgacIk Village Market
Farmers Market
SIgacIk Village Market Seferihisar
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
KocarlI Cihanoglu Kulliyesi
Religious Site
KocarlI Cihanoglu Kulliyesi Aydin
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Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Selcuk

Heracles Gate ©
Ruin
Heracles Gate
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Trajan's Fountain ©
Fountain
Trajan's Fountain
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Duration: 2 hours
Camlik Locomotive Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Camlik Locomotive Museum
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Ayasoluk Castle
Castle
Ayasoluk Castle
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Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Selcuk

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Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop
Gift & Specialty Shop
Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
La Tulip Art Gallery ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
La Tulip Art Gallery
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Sultan Carpet and Kilim
Gift & Specialty Shop
Sultan Carpet and Kilim
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Elifim Pottery
Gift & Specialty Shop
Elifim Pottery
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Selcuk

TCDD Tren Muzesi ©
Specialty Museum
TCDD Tren Muzesi
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Maket Koy ©
Specialty Museum
Maket Koy
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Selcuk Efes Kent Bellegi-History Museum ©
History Museum
Selcuk Efes Kent Bellegi-History Museum
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Turkish Bath Museum
History Museum
Turkish Bath Museum
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Where to stay in Selcuk

Though its close proximity to Ephesus puts the small town of Selçuk on the map, you'll find just a handful of guesthouses in the immediate area. Many are small and family operated--and budget-friendly--and some offer free shuttles to nearby Roman ruins. For more upscale options, explore the hotels a few miles east of Selçuk in the hillside town of Sirince. For luxury accommodations, you'll have to venture farther west to the coast for four- and five-star seaside resorts.
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