Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk

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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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  • This is an amazing place to visit . A must if you are in the area . We paid for a private guide who was really knowledgable and was happy to take family photos for us . It was not expensive . Very... 
    This is an amazing place to visit . A must if you are in the area . We paid for a private guide who was really knowledgable and was happy to take family photos for us . It was not expensive . Very...  more »
  • We took about 3 hours including the terrace houses, without a tour (but we did some reading prior to going). This was a good amount of time; allow 2.5 to 4 hours, depending on your interest and... 
    We took about 3 hours including the terrace houses, without a tour (but we did some reading prior to going). This was a good amount of time; allow 2.5 to 4 hours, depending on your interest and...  more »
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  • Amazing place to visit, takes you back in time, audio devices with many languages. so much to take in. Its a must visit. Taking the horse and carriage to enter was an amazing experience. Tip, take 2 liters of water per visit, light clothing, a sun hat is essential. This place is. very open and looks unspoiled, it left me wanting to see it all over again.
  • Probably the best archaeological site in Turkey. Incredible history surrounding it. Make sure to read a little before you visit or to have a good knowledgeable guide with you to appreciate it. We have been here 4-5 times and in every visit we find something we had missed in the previous visit. Your need to spend a full day or two to appreciate the whole site.

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