The foundation of the ancient city of Ephesus was BC. 6000 years, goes down to the Stone Age. ion, rome, byzantium, Selcuklu, ottoman civilizations living in the region, traces of every civilization is still visible today.
That's why there are so many places to visit and explore in Ephesus.
Top places to visit in Ephesus 1. The Temple of Artemis
It is thought that the first settlement in Ephesus was where this temple was located.
One of the Seven Wonders of the World.
The most important places in Ephesus; Temple of Artemis, St. John's Basilica, Isa Bey Mosque, Seven Sleepers Cave, Ephesus Museum, Ayasuluk Castle and House of Virgin Mary. You can reach more detailed information with the
interactive map of Ephesus.
2. Library of Celsus
It was both a grave monument and a library. The book rolls were stored in the structure. The facade was restored between 1970-1980.
3. Virgin Mary Church
Hz. Jesus mother Virgin Mary spend the last years with Jean. It is a place of pilgrimage for Christians.
4. Cave of the Seven Sleepers
This place, which was converted into a burial church during the Byzantine period, is the cave where seven Christians flee from the Roman emperors and the persecution of the pagans, taking shelter in the foothills of Mount Panayır.
5. Ayasuluk Castle
It is also known as Selçuk Castle. Ayasuluk Hill, the first settlement of Ephesus, is a very valuable place in archaeological terms. Ayasuluk Castle, located on the hill on the left side of the entrance of Selçuk, stands as a crown on the head of the Ayasuluk Hill. The Byzantine, Aydınoğulları and Ottoman Periods have 15 towers and 2 gates.
6. UNESCO Heritage St. John's Basilica
Hz. The tomb of St. John (St. Jean Theologos), one of Jesus' youngest apostles, and the author of the Bible, and the basilica built on it are among the most valuable places on the list. According to the Christian faith on the cross. Jesus entrusted his mother with John to his youngest and younger disciple.
7. Ancient City of Ephesus
Ephesus, founded by the general of Alexander the Great, has hosted the best urbanization, architecture and religious history representations from the Hellenistic period to the Roman period and from the Roman period to the birth of Christianity and its institutionalization.
8. Rich Museum of the Magnificent City Ephesus Archeology Museum
Ephesus Archeology Museum, one of the most beautiful museums of Izmir, is located in the center of Selcuk. one of Turkey's most visited museum. Ephesus and the Mycenae, Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman period of 50 thousand works belonging to the most original piece of art exhibited in the museum Artemis Statue of Ephesus. Artemis is a mother goddess, symbol of fertility and fertility.
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