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Ephesus Museum, Selcuk

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See an archeological treasure recovered from one of the largest urban centers of ancient Asia Minor, including the famous statue of Artemis, at Ephesus Museum. Through more than 50,000 pieces, the museum tells the story of the city from Mycenaean and classical Greek times to Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman periods. See the great selection of vases, statues, mosaics, and other artifacts at the archaeological section of the museum, and learn about the daily life in Byzantine and Ottoman Ephesus in the ethnological exhibits. The museum provides thorough information about exhibits in both Turkish and English. Use our Selcuk tour planner to add Ephesus Museum and other attractions to your Selcuk vacation plans.
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  • Ephesus Museum is amazing. Museum is recently renovated and designed well. The objects and findings were found on the region such as ruins of ephesus and artemis. It is worth to visit and you can live...  more »
  • A nice little museum just across from the otogar and only 10TL entry fee. There are plenty of marble statues including 2 statues of Artemis. There are also coins, jewellery and other small artefacts o...  more »
  • It's great to see the ruins but don't miss out on this really well done museum where they display many of the sculptures excavated from the ruins of Ephesus. We really appreciated that everything was ...  more »
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  • Fantastic place to visit if you're interested in historical places. There's so much here to explore already & much more to excavate. Tip if you have your own transport park in the "exit" car park. You can get a ride up to the entrance in style in a horse drawn carriage!
  • We were fortunate to visit the ruins on a beautiful sunny day during the " shoulder" season. Magnificent and spectacular are the two words that come to mind. We had a wonderful local guide that escorted our small group that spoke perfect English. There are frankly too many sights to mention. I would caution the men and women to keep their valuables close to their person as I observed several suspicious characters that seemed " out of place" with the tourist crowd. Bring lots of film and bottled water and allow lots of time. The Library is truly worth the price of admission alone but there is so much more. I shall return one day and relive the experience. One of the all-time travel highlights.
  • An experience not to be missed.... travel back in time and visit this archaeological site and museum. The library is quite impressive and still stands today (At least part of it) A memorable occasion I shall remember always!! Noted for being one of the seven wonders of the world!!
  • Excellent excavation site. It's a good place to get an idea how the Romans lived, probably better than in Italy. Try to book a guided tour for an even better experience.
  • We were early before the crowds and walked amongst the ruins by ourselves. Feeling like we had been transported back in time. Well worth the visit

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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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