Ephesus was an ancient Greek city on the coast of Ionia. Today what remains of the best-preserved Roman city in the Mediterranean region is close to the city Selçuk in Izmir Province. The spectacular city was built in the 10th century BC during the Classical Greek era and began to flourish after it came under the control of the Roman Republic in 129BC.
Some of the highlights of this city:
-Temple of Artemis - once the biggest temple on Earth and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
-Library of Celsus -one of the most impressive buldings in the Roman Empire this Inbrary stored over 12,000 scrolls, destroyed by an earth quake and
set on fire by the goths.
-odeion (used for music performances).
- Temple of Hadrian,-Varius Baths, State Agora, Temple o Domitian Hercules Gate and many more.
Stay late! At 18:00 the last tour guides started leading out their flocks of tourists and we had the whole ancient city to ourselves, the light was soft and perfect for photos. Walking alone in that ancient city really felt like you were part of the Roman world.
Accomodation close to Ephesus:
Amazon Petite is located in Selcuk, close to to Basilica of St John and the Temple of Artemis It offers air-conditioned rooms with a minibar, flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi, nice breakfast and friendly helpful staff. Good deal at about ₹2800 for a double room.
Ephesus Palace, good value for money, friendly host, car and bicycle hire available, Located 3 km irom Great Theatre of Ephesus. Rooms from about ₹1400, economy triples and family rooms available.