Ephesus Ancient City


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Located near the Selçuk district of İzmir, Ephesus is one of the most famous ancient cities not only in Turkey but also in the world. Hz. One of the most important parts of Ephesus, which is known to have helped Jesus during his lifetime and mentioned in the Bible, is the Celsus Library. The library, which is known to house more than 14,000 books at the time, is estimated to have 3 floors at the time it was built. Today, the façade has been rebuilt with restorations. Included in the World Heritage list by UNESCO, the Ancient City of Ephesus was known as one of the most important port cities at the time it was founded. Over time, as a result of the alluvium carried by Küçük Menderes and Marnas Stream, the connection of the city with the sea was cut off and it became a city located inside the coast as it is today. The Temple of Artemis, known as the first marble temple of ancient times, except for the Celsus Library in Ephesus, whose remains have survived only a few blocks, is the temple of Hz. It is also home to some very important ruins such as the House of the Virgin Mary and the Seven Sleepers, which are believed to have passed the last years of the Virgin Mary.

In Ephesus, you can also see the remains of the Temple of Hadrian, with a few columns still standing. You can visit Ephesus, which is visited by more than 1.5 million tourists every year, from 08:00 to 19:00 in the summer season, and from 08:00 to 17:00 in the winter season. . You can easily reach the ancient city, which you can enter by using a Müzekart, from Izmir Bus Station, by using Selçuk minibuses, and then by taxi or minibus from here.

Ephesus Ancient City

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