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  • 1. Sirince

    Ephesus is the main attraction in the area but if you have some extra time worth to visit the village of Sirence too. It’s a small picturesque village, 8km E of Selcuk, at the end of the valley which...

  • 2. Artemision - Temple of Artemis

    I took a free map from the Information Center (opposite otogar) and realized that the Artemis Temple that some advertise as part of their daily tour in the area was just 100m away :) As I walked in...

  • 3. St John Basilica

    Walking further up the road from Isa Bey mosque I reached the St John Basilica that once upon a time dominated Ayasuluk Hill and was one of the largest churches of Byzantine Empire (130 x 40 meters)....

  • 4. Ephesus Site

    Here is the Imperial cult on full display. Sited on the west side of the political agora, the remnants of this large temple have been found. There is not much left since the building and much of its...

  • 5. Ephesus Museum

    The best pieces in Ephesus were removed, and are now displayed in this museum. It's easy and quick to visit, located in a nice area of the city, being included in the packages from the harbour of...

  • 6. Mary’s House - Meryemana

    Meryemana (Mary’s House) is located 8km from Ephesus. Unfortunately there’s no dolmus to take you there so you can take taxi (60TL return trip) or book a tour that includes this at their...

  • 7. Ayasuluk Fortress

    The ticket for St John Basilica (10TL) is valid for the fortress too. Selçuk Kalesi (Castle) is located on the top of Ayasuluk hill overlooking the town of Selcuk and must have been a strategic...

  • 8. Turbe - Tomb

    Walking from the Tourist Information to the Temple of Artemis I noticed this sctucture (pic 1). It was under renovation and I though it was an old tiny mosque but the detailed info board next to it...

  • 9. Isa Bey mosque

    After checking many small mosques it was time to check the big one (it’s base is 48 x56 meters). Isa Bey camii is located 350m from the Information Center walking up St Jean Caddesi It’s an...

  • 10. Ugur Mumcu memorial

    Outside the Tourist Information is another interesting and this time also striking sculpture, that unfortunately gets spoiled by the annoying surrounded area(many cars, unattractive buildings etc)....

  • 11. Roman Aqueduct

    We arrived in Selcuk by train and getting out of the railway station we saw this old roman aqueduct. I cant forgive myself I took only this photo but it seems that I forgot to return the day after for...

  • 12. The Seven Sleepers

    The Seven Sleepers tale is part of Muslim and Christian history. The story does not appear in the Bible though, only in the Quran. The Seven Sleepers were seven men persecuted for practicing...

  • 13. Monument to War of Independence

    At main square of Selcuk is a large monument with a statue of…. yes, you’ve guess it Kemal Ataturk again as in every Turkish town. The monument is dedicated to the Turkish War of Independence...

  • 14. Aydinoglu Camii

    On the main avenue that leads to Ephesus I noticed this small mosque. It’s called Aydinoglu camii but I didn’t find any information about it. I’m not sure if it was open to the public because the...

  • 15. Storks

    Quote: "Storks bring prosperity & health to all people who see them in the air first time." The Storks at Selcuk make their nests anywhere they can find if all the Aqueduct vantage points are taken. I...

  • 16. Tahsin Aga Mosque

    Tahsin Aga camii is the main mosque in the heart of Selcuk in between the otogar and the main square. I had a few minutes to spare before I get the first bus to Ephesus so I walked to the mosque...

  • 17. Terrace Houses

    Rising up from the Curetes Street near its end at the Celsus Library is a complex- Terrace House 2 - of some six residential homes. These were homes for very wealthy families dating back to the 1st...

  • 18. Kiliçaslan Mosque

    Just before I reach Isa Bey mosque (the most famous in Selcuk) I saw this smaller one on the side of the street. Kiliçaslan camii was open because I noticed slippers and shoes outside (pic 2) but I...

  • 19. Ishak Bey Mosque

    Not to be confused with the much larger and one of the town's top attractions, Isa Bey Mosque, this small mosque was built in the 14th century (like many in the town). It's located along the main road...

  • 20. Alpaslan Mosque

    A few meters away from Isa Bey mosque (on my way to St John Basilica) I saw another mosque. Alpaslan camii was also open because it was during the muslim prayer. A family was just taking their...

  • 21. Kuba Mescidi mosque

    Kuba Mescidi camii is probably my favorite among the mosques in Selcuk (yes, more than the famous Isa Bey mosque) because it’s a cute little structure that dominates the park opposite the otogar (bus...

  • 22. Akincilar Mosque

    This is another small mosque that was built in the 14th century. It's located along the main road in front of a fountain where two pedestrian shopping streets head into the main restaurant and...

  • 23. Camlik Locomotive Museum

    There's an open air locomotive museum in a small village called Camlik near Selcuk. Camlik is 6kms away from Selcuk. The museum has one of the largest steam engines collection in Europe. There are 30...

  • 25. Beach

    Selçuk is almost 10 km far from the sea, but the nearby coast seems to have a few tourist spots. I was taken to a large and comfortable hotel, in Manderes bay,...

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