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Is Ephesus worth visiting?

Ephesus, known for its historical beauties and hosting the Christian world, is an ancient, magnificent, and historical city that must be seen. So Ephesus is a city worth seeing. If you like to do historical excursions, Ephesus will be the right choice for you. In this city, which has the first examples of history, you can find a piece of every civilization. If you are looking for a piece of yourself in the world, you can find this piece in Ephesus.

Do you need a tour guide for Ephesus?

The ancient city of Ephesus was known as a simple settlement centuries ago, but today it is among the most important historical cities. It is possible to see traces of different civilizations in Ephesus, which has hosted people from many religions and races for a long time. The city contains works from different periods of human history. Therefore, it would be good to get help from professional tour guides who know the city well to visit the Ancient City of Ephesus.

Ephesus Tours, professional tour guides, helps you to understand the Ancient City of Ephesus better and to feel the historical texture of the city. You can visit the Ancient City of Ephesus and witness history more closely with the professional certified guides of Ephesus Tours.

How much would it cost to go to Ephesus?

The cost of visiting the Ancient City of Ephesus varies depending on the type of tour you choose. The cost of visiting Ephesus by bus or boat is different from each other. To visit the Ancient City of Ephesus at the most affordable price, simply contact Ephesus Tours. At Ephesus Tours, we have chosen professional tour guides for you. You will be able to tell you about the ancient city of Ephesus down to the smallest detail and you will be able to access all the information about the city through us. If you want to visit the Ancient City of Ephesus at an affordable price, you can contact Ephesus Tours and get detailed information about the tour costs.

Is it safe to travel to Ephesus?         

It is quite safe to visit Ephesus. The Ancient City of Ephesus is located in Izmir, one of the safest cities in Turkey. With our professional tour guides, you can visit the ancient city of Ephesus with the safest and most accurate route.

Ephesus Ancient City Theater belongs to which civilization?

The Temple of Artemis in Ephesus is considered one of the seven wonders of the world. Ephesus was an ancient Greek city located on the western coast of Anatolia, 3 km from today's Selçuk district, and later an important Roman city. It was one of the twelve cities of Ionia during the classical Greek period.

In which country is the ancient city of Ephesus?

The Ancient City of Ephesus is located in the West of Turkey's Anatolian lands. If you ask in which province is the Ancient City of Ephesus, one of the most important cultural heritages of our country, the answer is Izmir.

Which temple is Ephesus home to?

A port city, which was established in an unknown fold of Küçük Menderes five thousand years ago under the protection of Artemis Ephesia, also hosts the Temple of Artemis Ephesia, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

When and by whom was the Ancient City of Ephesus built?

Ephesus, which is visited today, was built by Lysimachus, one of the generals of Alexander the Great, in BC. It was founded 300 years. Ephesus, which lived its most glorious periods in the Hellenistic and Roman ages, had a population of 200,000 as of the capital of the Asian state and the largest port city.

In which city and district is the ancient city of Ephesus located?

The Ancient City of Ephesus is located on the Ionian coast, three kilometers southwest of the Selçuk district of İzmir. Ephesus; It is 83 km from the center of İzmir, 3.5 km from Selçuk, and 19 km from Kusadası.

What are the Features of the Ancient City of Ephesus?

One of the most important features of the Ancient City of Ephesus is that all its avenues and streets intersect each other at right angles. This architecture created by Hippodamos is called the "grid plan". Ephesus is among the most developed cities in the world in its time. Ephesus Ancient City, which was built with marble structures that required advanced technology and mastery according to the conditions of that time, is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

What is the Purpose of Ephesus Ancient City?

Ephesus Ancient City; It is known that it was built for various purposes such as port trade, accommodation of foreign guests, temples, prisons, libraries, theaters.

Where did Ephesus get its name?

It is rumored that Ephesus was first founded by female warriors, who were called amazon in history, and even that its name came from Apasas, a city of the Kingdom of Arzawa (City of the Mother Goddess).

Why is Ephesus important to Christians?

The ancient city of Ephesus in Izmir, which is on the UNESCO world heritage list and visited by an average of 1 million people a year, has been attracting local and foreign tourists to the region for 100 years. The region, which consists of 4 components: Çukuriçi Höyük, Ayasuluk Hill, Ephesus Ancient City, and Virgin Mary's House, is considered one of the most important centers of Antiquity. We are talking about a place that has been inhabited for about 9 thousand years, starting from the prehistoric period, throughout the Hellenistic, Roman, Eastern Roman, Principalities, and Ottoman periods. Language is easy!

Some symbols shed light on the superior urbanization, architecture, and religious history of the Hellenistic and Roman Periods in Ephesus. Among these symbols, especially the House of the Virgin Mary is the part that attracts the most attention of Christians. Therefore, the Ancient City of Ephesus is important for Christian nations.

When did the first archaeological excavations begin in Ephesus?

The first archaeological excavations in Ephesus were carried out on behalf of the British Museum by J.T. It was started by Wood in 1869. Wood's efforts to find the famous Temple of Artemis, after 1904 D.G. Hogarth continued. The excavations in Ephesus by the Austrians, who continue their work today, were first started by Otto Benndorf in 1895.

The work of the Austrian Archeology Institute, which was interrupted during the 1st and 2nd World Wars, continued uninterruptedly after 1954.

In addition to the works of the Austrian Archeology Institute in Ephesus, the Ephesus Museum has also been hosted by the T.C. since 1954. It continues excavation, restoration, and arrangement work on behalf of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

What are the must-see places in the ancient city of Ephesus?

Ephesus Ancient City Buildings to be Seen:

  • Magnesia Gate
  • Eastern Gymnasium and State Agora Baths
  • Upper Agora (State Agora) and Basilica
  • Odeon
  • Prytaneion - Prytaneion (Town Hall)
  • Domitianus Temple
  • Pollio Fountain
  • Memmius Monument
  • Heracles Gate
  • Curetes Street
  • Scholastika Baths
  • Latina
  • Traian Fountain
  • Hillside Houses
  • Varius Baths
  • Temple of Hadrian (Temple of Hadrian)
  • Public Toilet (Latrina)
  • Love House
  • Stoa of Alytarkhus
  • Octagon
  • Heron
  • Marble Street
  • Celcus Library
  • Mazeus
  • Mithridates Gate
  • Tetragon's Agora (Agora of Commerce)
  • Marble Street
  • Grand Theater
  • Liman Street (Arcadian)(Arkadiane Street)
  • Theater Gymnasium
  • Harbor Bath (Port Gymnasium and Baths)
  • Church of Mary
  • Çifte Churches (Consul Church)
  • Palace Building
  • Stadium Street (Stadium and Gymnasium)
  • The Temple of Artemis
  • Vedius Gymnasium
  • The Seven Sleepers
  • Church of St. Jean
  • Isa Bey Mosque
  • Ayasuluk Castle

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