Izmir Ili Things to Do

  • Spectacular views
    Spectacular views
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  • Selcuk - Pillar of Artemis
    Selcuk - Pillar of Artemis
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    Byzantine aqueduct
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Izmir Ili Things to Do

  • House of the Virgin Mary

    4 out of 5 stars

    Ephesus Things to Do

    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 fountains which are believed to provide health, love and wealth. You can also see the wall of wishes. The visitors write their wishes on a piece of...

  • Celsus Library

    5 out of 5 stars

    Ephesus Things to Do

    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 all, and the most harmonious. An excellent detail in the historical visit, that withdraws importance to everything that is next to it.

  • Grand Theatre

    Ephesus Things to Do

    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 the effects of time and earthquakes, it still impresses by its size and wise conception, integrated in the hills.

  • Toilet

    Ephesus Things to Do

    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 charged an entrance fee to use them. In the centre, there is an uncovered pool and the toilets are aligned along the walls. The columns surrounding the...

  • Artemis Temple

    Ephesus Things to Do

    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 stork's nest. It was originally built around 550 BC and was said to be the largest temple in the world, eclipsing even the Parthenon at Athens, with some...

  • Hadrian Temple

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Ephesus Things to Do

    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 Athens in 128 AD. The facade of the temple has four Corinthian columns supporting a curved arch, in the middle of which contains a relief of Tyche,...

  • Curettes Road

    Ephesus Things to Do

    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 stones, everything seems reasonable, and we can imagine what is missing. But... when everything was piled in the floor, how could they start?...

  • Agora

    Ephesus Things to Do

    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 groves and encompassed by crumbling city walls and an ancient necropolis (cemetery). The temple entails six columns on the short side and thirteen columns...

  • Odeon (small theatre)

    Ephesus Things to Do

    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 or the Senate. The second function was the Odeum - a concert hall for performances. It was constructed in the 2nd century AD by the order of Publius...

  • History

    Ephesus Things to Do

    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, together with that of the Goddess Rome. The idea for the building of a temple which could celebrate the Goddess Rome, the Roman divinty by...

  • Arcadiana

    Ephesus Things to Do

    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 modern day Selcuk.

  • Sardis (Sart Harebeleri)

    It is a bit wired but it is not famous in Turkey and barerly know by tourist. One of the oldest synagogue is found there of course more than 2.000 year old. Just go and visit this untouched ancient city

  • Bergama

    Bergama is famous as the city which was the ancient Greek and Roman cultural center of Pergamon and because the Pergamenes invented a new substance to use in codices, called pergaminus or pergamena (parchment) after the city.Its ancient ruins continue to attract considerable tourist interest today and lie to the north and west of the modern city....

  • Meryemana

    It is believed by many Christians and Muslims that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was taken to this place by Saint John and lived in the stone house until her Assumption into Heaven according to Catholics or Dormition according to the Orthodox.Neither the Roman Catholic Church nor the Greek Orthodox Church has never pronounced on the authenticity of...

  • Selcuk

    Selcuk is considered to be one of the most visited tourist destinations in Turkey because of its closeness to the ancient city of Ephesus and House of the Virgin Mary. Its main sights are the Its original name in Greek was Ayios Theologos. In 1914 it was renamed Selcuk, after the Seljuk Turks who settled in the region in the 12th century.Like the...

  • Ephesus

    Ephesus (Turkish Efes) was a city of ancient Anatolia. During the period known as Classical Greece it was located in Ionia.Ephesus was one of the seven churches of Asia cited in the Book of Revelation. The Gospel of John might have been written here. It is also the site of a large gladiator graveyard.The ruins of Ephesus are a favorite...

  • Izmir

    Izmir also has its Greek name Smyrna. Izmir is almost 3,500 years old. It has more than 3 million people and is Turkey's third most populous city. Izmir was nearly destroyed by fire in September 1922. Izmir was badly damaged by earthquakes in 1928 and again in 1939. So it has quite a modern view now without many ancient or medieval sights. May be...

  • Feeding the doves of Konak in the...

    Just in the main city centrum of Konak,a few meters away from the historical clock;you may see thousands of doves flying over the region,waiting your helpful hands to feed them with some wheats. You can buy one cup of wheat from the one of the old ladies who are sitting in the centrum with a cost of $0.5.You may walk and take some nice photos...

  • Kemeralti bazaar

    If you will just walk along the main centrum of konak,you will see a long bazaar with variety of shopping possibilities, distrubuted along a very huge area so called '' Kemeralti bazaar'' in Turkish.It may not be so enjoyable to walk around the region especially during the summer session. But you may find the chance to discover the interesting...

  • Kordon (Izmir Bay)

    Most of the good pubs and cafes are located in the city Center. Just a few meter from see. It is a good place to meet new people and have a walk. You can drink your beer (which is also cheap) and see the Izmir Bay.

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