Visit Ephesus Ancient City In Turkey
Ephesus is considered as the most valuable historic sight in Turkey alongside with the Hagia Sophia. Anatolia (Asia Minor) has always been popular settlement area from the early ages. Therefore, there are a lot of ancient cities in Turkey like Ephesus. Among all of Greek and Roman ruins, Ephesus stands forward with its beauty and history.
Library of Celsus and Temple of Artemis are the most important sights located within the Ephesus ancient city of Turkey.
Ephesus antique city is also considered as the world heritage site, recognized by the UNESCO.
History Of Ephesus Ancient City
Known history of Ephesus antique city dates back to the 6000 B.C. It was once a very important political and trade center. It was established by Greek settlers and flourished in the Roman time. It became the most important city of Roman Empire in the Asia during the 1st and 2nd Centuries.
By the time the Roman Empire were going through its Golden Years under the rule of Nerva-Antonine Dynasty, Ephesus reached to its peak. Emperors like Trajan, Hadrian paid a close attention to the city, restored the pier and adorned the city with beautiful Roman buildings. In return, the Roman governor of Ephesus built a temple in the name of Hadrian to honour him.
Hellenic and Roman cultures were blended over the territories of Westen Anatolia. Ephesus ancient city represents this unique culture perfectly.
Ephesus Antique City
Temple Of Artemis In The Past
Ephesus Artemis Temple is dedicated to goddess Artemis. Altough it’s nothing more than ruins, its flawless beauty can be observed even today. Temple Of Artemis is considered as one of the original Seven Wonder Of The World.
Celsus Library Of Ephesus Ancient City
Celsus Library is a building from the Roman period. It was built in the name of Senator Tiberius Julius of Roman Empire. This magnificent building is a perfect spot to take best photos of Ephesus ancient city.
Library of Celsus ın ephesus
Hadrıan’s Temple ın ephesus
Private Ephesus Tours From Kusadasi Port
Numerous local tour operators organizing private tours from Kusadasi Port which is located in Izmir province. The ship dock is also known as Ephesus Port.
The owner of this humble blog page: Serhat Engul is a licensed tour guide in Turkey. So you can also contact him to arrange your daily Ephesus visit or taking travel advices.
Tour Guide And Travel Agency Recommendation For Ephesus Tours
You can scroll down to see the contact information of recommended tour guide and travel agency for Ephesus private tours. Best local guides provided by Turkland.
Ephesus Private Tours By Local Guides
It is definitely recommended to hire an official guide to experience Ephesus at its best.
Ephesus Shore Excursions
Large groups arrive to Ephesus everyday from Kusadasi Port of Izmir.
Day Trips To Ephesus From Istanbul
People usually visit Ephesus during the Cruise journey. Kusadasi Port, where cruise ships stops, is very near to Ephesus.
On the other hand, visitors of Istanbul might think about visiting Ephesus too. It takes only 1 hour to reach Izmir province from Istanbul by plane. Cheap charter flights are always available and Ephesus ancient city is short distance to drive from Izmir airport.
Location Of Ephesus On Turkey Map
Pamukkale Day Trips From Ephesus
If you have more than one day in Turkey, you might want to see another attraction. Pamukkale, meaning cotton castle in Turkish, famous for its beautiful snowy white fields made out of Calcium Travertines.
Hierapolis Ancient City is definitely one of the highlights in Turkey. It has a marvelous theatre maintained very well. So it is worth to pay a daily visit to Pamukkale region from Ephesus.
Ancient Theatre of Hierapolis City
Recommended Tour Guide For Ephesus Tours
You may contact to official tour guide Serhat Engul through his e-mail adress. Serhat offers informative and entertaining personal tours of Ephesus ancient city.
By Serhat Engul