Kusadası to Ephesus tours are one of the most beautiful and interesting tours of Izmir. Because Izmir is one of the most touristic cities in Turkey. Every year, hundreds of thousands of tourists come to different districts of İzmir. The two most important cities of these are Kusadası and Ephesus. Let us briefly introduce Ephesus for visitors who come from Kusadası and want to visit the Ancient City of Ephesus.
The first establishment of the ancient city of Ephesus within the borders of Selçuk District of İzmir Province dates back to BC. It goes back to 6000 years. In the researches and excavations carried out in recent years, the mounds (prehistoric hill settlements) around Ephesus and the settlements belonging to the Bronze Ages and Hittites on the Ayasuluk Hill, where the castle is located, were found.
The name of the city was Apasas during the Hittites Period. B.C. Ephesus, the port city where immigrants from Greece started to live in 1050 BC. It was moved around the Temple of Artemis in 560. 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 times in the Hellenistic and Roman periods, had a population of 200,000 as of the capital of the Asian state and the largest port city. Ephesus was relocated again during the Byzantine Period and came to Ayasuluk Hill in Selçuk, where it was founded for the first time.