Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk

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Must see · World heritage site · Ruin · Historic Site
See the ruins of the Greek Ancient City of Ephesus, home to the famous Temple of Artemis, named one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This city was built in the 10th century BCE by Attic and Ionian Greek colonists and came under Roman rule in 129 BCE, when it flourished as one of the largest cities in the Empire. Explore this ancient archeological site entirely on foot, marvel at the spectacular facade of its library, and enjoy the proximity to other tourist attractions. Put Ancient City of Ephesus on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Selcuk trip planner.
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  • A definite must for anyone who is interested in history. You can see the Greek and Roman architecture and planning there.  more »
  • Especially now, during the pandemic, everybody who has a chance. please visit this magical site! I have bene here 40 years and I figure even than it was busier than today. What a blast to be walking.....  more »
  • These remnants are relics, also reminders that what ancient people achieved with their primitive technology and what we can achieve with ours.
  • Impressive! Romans knew something about building. The library columns are of different sizes to make the building facade look higher! Take some time to read about the place, it gets much more interesting than simply observing the old rocks.

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