Ephesus Things to Do

  • Portico of Alyterch
    Portico of Alyterch
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  • Library of Celsus  - Exterior
    Library of Celsus - Exterior
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    Library of Celsus - Inside
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  • 1. House of the Virgin Mary

    4 out of 5 stars

    The house of Virgin Mary is considered to be the last home of Mother Mary. The Christians visit here for pilgrimage and it has been also visited by the last 3 popes. Outside the house, you can find 3...

  • 2. Celsus Library

    5 out of 5 stars

    It's a long way down the main road, lined with the ruins of several buildings that your guide will describe in detail. Finnaly it all ends facing the library, whose facade is the best preserved of...

  • 3. Grand Theatre

    The biggest construction remaining in Ephesus, and the most impressive after the Library is the great theatre. Built under Greek influence, it was enlarged and transformed by the Romans, an, despite...

  • 4. Toilet

    You don't need to use your imagination too much here! The latrines were part of the Scholastica Baths and built in the 1st century AD. They were the public toilets of the city where citizens were...

  • 5. Hadrian Temple

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This is one of the best preserved and most beautiful structures on Curetes Street. It was built before 138 AD by P. Quintilius and was dedicated to Emperor Hadrian, who came to visit the city from...

  • 6. Odeon (small theatre)

    This building has the shape of a small theatre with a stage building, seating places and the orchestra. It had two functional uses. First it was used as a Bouleuterion for the meetings of the Boulea...

  • 7. Curettes Road

    I admire those guys that, starting from 3 or 4 stones near each other, imagine the whole puzzle, and rebuild... the possible. Reading (or listening to) the description, while watching the mounted...

  • 8. Agora

    The ancient city of Pergamon consists of three main parts: the Acropolis, the Red Courtyard and the Asklepion. The temple of Athena (530 B.C.) situated on top of the city is surrounded by olive...

  • 9. Artemis Temple

    The Temple of Artemis lies just off the road that leads to Ephesus, to the west of Selcuk but all that remains of the once described Seventh Wonder of the World is a single column capped with a...

  • 10. History

    In Kusadasi.biz I read: "In the Augustan era, the spread of Imperial-Roman cults was by then a fact in many provinces of Asia Minor. The cult of the Emperor was alive in Nicomedia and in Pergamum,...

  • 11. Arcadiana

    This street runs down from the Great Theatre to the harbour which silted up during Byzantine times where the people of Ephesus were forced to move to a new settlement further inland which is now...

  • 12. The ancient city of Ephesus

    The Amphitheatre - This theatre was contructed in the Hellenistic age and renovated in the first and second A.D. The seating area, cavea, consists of three...

  • 13. Harbour Street

    In Ephsus all the ways lead to Celsius library, the top attraction in the center of town. You may use two entrances: Harbour gate or Magnesian gate. This one...

  • 14. Sirince

    Sirince is a lovely village which prospered by tourism in the area. You can taste fruit wines, buy souvenirs, enjoy a meal and walk around the village. Most...

  • 15. Isa Bey Mosque

    The Ýsabey Mosque was constructed in 1374-1375. It is one of the oldest and most impressive works of architectural art remaining from the Anatolian beyliks. The...

  • 16. Ephesus

    Ephesus contains the largest collection of Roman ruins in the eastern Mediterranean with only an estimated 15% has been excavated. The main sites of this...

  • 17. Recommended Guide for Ephesus

    It would be hard for our guide (Dennis) and tour (Ephesus) to have been any better. Honest. If the opposite was true I would tell you that as well. Dennis (and...

  • 18. Sirince

    Sirince is a small village in the mountains near Selcuk. Before 1923 it was inhabited by Greeks, and there is still a church to be seen. In the town there are...

  • 19. Great Guided tour around Ephesus

    We had a great tour guide around Ephesus. I booked the tour over the internet before arriving later by cruise ship. Emre Ates met us at the Kusaadasi cruise...

  • 20. East Gymnasium

    This is one of at least four gymnasiums at Ephesus, located to the east of the southern entrance, along the road. This building was actually a bath-gymnasium...

  • 21. Bath of Varius

    The ruins to the east of the Basilica belong to the Bath of Varius, dating to the 2nd century AD. Mosaics in the 40 metre long corridor date to the 5th century....

  • 22. Basilica

    This is a typical Roman Basilica. It is 160 meters long and located on the northern part of the state agora with a nave and three-aisles. The Ionic columns are...

  • 23. Temples of Dea Roma and Divus Julius Caesar

    Located between the Prytaneion and the Odeon are these two temples. They were Imperial Cult erected in the first century AD with the permission of Augustus in...

  • 24. Prytaneion

    Behind the basilica is the Prytaneion, where religious ceremonies, official receptions and banquets were held. The sacred flame symbolising the heart of Ephesus...

  • 25. Temple of Isis

    Ephesus throughout its history always had a large Egyptian population and Isis was a very important Egyptian goddess. She is the wife and sister of Osiris and...

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