Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk

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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  • We visited here early in the day with a tour group and it was already very busy and getting hot. Bring a hat and walking stick, wear hiking shoes, and watch your step, the ancient marble pavement is e...  more »
  • Coming into the complex was a little underwhelming but as you walk through, the sensitive restoration becomes apparent and brings tingles when you imagine how people lived here. The library is a beaut...  more »
  • Top day out and we'll worth a visit it's really special and interesting. Me and my partner loved it and would defo go back.  more »
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  • Beautiful historical place. Would recommend if you are into history. Very greek vibe. I went in July and it was burning, I’d recommend to go at a cooler time of year.
  • Lots of old things preserved and recovered pretty well. Recommend good shoes.
  • The Great Greek city of Efesus. Typical ionic rythm .
  • Amazing place, and fantastic to see the restoration works in various places.
  • City of Ephesus Turkey on the Aegean Sea is one of the best preserved ancient cities on the Mediterranean.
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