Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk

Must see · World heritage site · Ruin · Historic Site
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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  • An absolutely amazing experience. Turkey is not well known for conservation of old sites, many of them are in deplorable condition, but this one is an exemption. It’s definitely a place to visit...  more »
  • Amazing ancient site, interesting and stimulating, wonderfully preserved. Fantastic to walk amongst these historic buildings, Celcus Library is wonderful  more »
  • Of course we all pray this worldwide disaster to be over asap, but Covid also has some advantages. This was my second visit to Ephesus and when I compare it to the 7 y ago one, it seems like I've...  more »
  • These remnants are relics, also reminders that what ancient people achieved with their primitive technology and what we can achieve with ours.
  • Impressive! Romans knew something about building. The library columns are of different sizes to make the building facade look higher! Take some time to read about the place, it gets much more interesting than simply observing the old rocks.
  • So beautiful so much touching place so old and really amazing
  • Great place if you are interested in antique history. Can be too hot during summer time try to come early in the morning or late afternoon. İt's not easy to go there with kids but if you make it more interesting for them they will enjoy it.
  • Was ok but hardly as advertised "The most complete Roman city in world." Nope, definitely not. Maybe in Turkey, far better in Tunisia, Italy and Croatia.

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