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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. Make Ancient City of Ephesus a centerpiece of your Selcuk vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Selcuk vacation planner.
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  • Ephesus is very hard to describe. It is only 20 per cent uncovered. It is unbelievable and how vast it is. It is one of the must see in one's lifetime. But have a guide to explain the various places a...  more »
  • Excellent example of ancient Greece. The city is on a hill and most touring begins at the top. We took the local bus from Kusadasi to the highway exit, then split a cab ride to the top with three peop...  more »
  • Largest ancient city. Went there twice in fact. First time with a tour, second time on my own to see places which the tour skipped (Church of Mary and the Terrace Houses). Apparently what you see is o...  more »

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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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