Travel Blogs from Ephesus, Turkey

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History overload in Ephesus!, Ephesus, Turkey travel blog

History overload in Ephesus!

A travel blog entry by aussieitchyfeet

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... about Turkey we had so much enjoyed in the lead up to actually being here. Then it was on to the archaeological site of Ephesus, one of the greatest Greco-Roman cities in Asia Minor. These ruins are genuinely amazing! Highlights were: - The facade of the ...

Ephesus, Ephesus, Turkey travel blog

Ephesus

A travel blog entry by patrick_viajero

It's mind-boggling sometimes realizing that what you are seeing in front of you is thousands of years old.  It gets me thinking what will the world look like 50, 100, 1000 years from ...

Day 19: Ruins of Ephesus, Selçuk, Turkey travel blog

Day 19: Ruins of Ephesus

A travel blog entry by 2walkingabout

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Today we visited the most famous of Turkey's ancient sites, also considered to be the best preserved ruins in the Mediterranean. 18% of the city has been excavated over 150 years. The city was founded in the 10th century BC and later became the grand ...

PERFORMANCE - The Great Theater, Ancient Ephesus, Ephesus, Turkey travel blog

PERFORMANCE - The Great Theater, Ancient Ephesus

A travel blog entry by ryder.chris

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The highlight of our walking tour of the ancient city of Ephesus was an “impromptu" performance in the Great Theatre. The opportunity to sing here creates a memory that will never be forgotten. The Great Theatre is an amphitheatre with a capacity of ...

Walking where Paul walked, Ephesus , Turkey travel blog

Walking where Paul walked

A travel blog entry by djreed

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... , we have the opportunity to buy two of his books from him, one of which was just released yesterday in Turkey. His talks have made this time in Ephesus really amazing.    For lunch, we stopped at a cafe owned by Christians called St. John's ...

A slice of Turkey, Ephesus, Turkey travel blog

A slice of Turkey

A travel blog entry by suzieb2

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Our next port of call was Kusadasi, Turkey , enroute to the ancient city of Ephesus. We signed up for the ship tour so didnt have to negotiate with any turkish taxi drivers and were able to hear about the history of this ancient religious site. Again, it ...

The brothel & the Library of Celsus, Ephesus, Turkey travel blog

The brothel & the Library of Celsus

A travel blog entry by nahury1

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As with any city, there appears to have been a brothel here. Also can see the advertisement in the road. The library has the most recognizable remains from the city of ...

Ephesus, Ephesus, Turkey travel blog

Ephesus

A travel blog entry by hilary_todd

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... was because we have seen a lot of roman ruins now, including the city of Jerash in Jordan which I thought was better. I didn't think Ephesus was as well preserved, and I was hoping to see a lot of beautiful statues here (as the city was dedicated to the ...

Last Wondrous Day in Turkey, Ephesus, Turkey travel blog

Last Wondrous Day in Turkey

A travel blog entry by beverlybrown

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... . So here's what we did yesterday. We flew from Istanbul to Izmir which is on the southwestern coast of Turkey.  We then took a bus to Ephesus.  It is the best-preserved and most extensive (2000 acres) classical Greco-Roman city in Asia.  ...

Ephesus, Ephesus, Turkey travel blog

Ephesus

A travel blog entry by jkovacs

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... prominence during Roman rule. The Emperor Augustus made it the capital of the province of Asia and it continued to gain power. Ephesus was a large and wealthy city with more than 20,000 in habitats. The Apostle Paul came to preach in Ephesus several ...

Ancient Ephesus, Ephesus, Turkey travel blog

Ancient Ephesus

A travel blog entry by ryder.chris

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... , and even the toilets. It is difficult to describe the feeling of walking the streets of these ancient ruins, imagining a thriving city. Ephesus was built in the 10th century BC, and had a population of about 50,000 during the Roman period. It is ...

Kusadasi, Turkey, Ephesus, Turkey travel blog

Kusadasi, Turkey

A travel blog entry by danharriet

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... there he wrote the Letters to the Church of Ephesus. Paul was arrested here and sent to Rome where he was executed. Ephesus was once a thriving Seaport and one of the largest and influential of the ancient cities of the Mediterranean Sea. It was founded ...

TURKEY, Ephesus, Turkey travel blog

TURKEY

A travel blog entry by shakilahmed9

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ancient city of Ephesus, Ephesus, Turkey travel blog

ancient city of Ephesus

A travel blog entry by exploreamerica

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... seven wonders of the ancient world.  Today all that remains is just a column.  It was originally built in 550BC in Ephesus, Turkey.  The temple was paid for by King Croesus of Lydia.  In 356BC, a pyromaniac burned the temple ...

House of the Virgin Mary, Ephesus, Turkey travel blog

House of the Virgin Mary

A travel blog entry by determined34

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... House of Mary and the ruins of the port town of Ephesus, where the disciple John took Mary after the death of Jesus. Ephesus was important for the early church John, Peter and Paul visited this important city. The shrine is sanctioned by the Catholic ...

Road trip to Ephesus, Ephesus, Turkey travel blog

Road trip to Ephesus

A travel blog entry by jgriffin

 On our way to the great ruins of ...

kusadasai/ephesus, Ephesus, Turkey travel blog

kusadasai/ephesus

A travel blog entry by cactusjoe

the runis are great stayed at a hotel that was sinking in kusadsai very ...

Ephesus, Raki & Turkish Carpets, Ephesus, Turkey travel blog

Ephesus, Raki & Turkish Carpets

A travel blog entry by saledwards

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... twins - Apollo & Aphrodite. I found this hugely interesting and the ruins are still intact. The gate of Hercules is also at Ephesus, though i can't be sure if I have any photo's of this. the biggest structure, apart from the theatre is the library - ...

The Church of St John, Ephesus, Turkey travel blog

The Church of St John

A travel blog entry by nahury1

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This is where St John lived and died. The church was built afterwards on his ...

Ephesus of the Roman Empire, Ephesus, Turkey travel blog

Ephesus of the Roman Empire

A travel blog entry by mommatwinks

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Depending on who you believe Ephesus is the second (or third) largest city of the Roman Empire. The other city being Alexandria. Spotty information here on the coast. We felt the ruins were comparable in size to the Roman Forum with much to still be ...

Ephesus, Turkey, Ephesus, Turkey travel blog

Ephesus, Turkey

A travel blog entry by stephenchien

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... tours in general, is that even with a tour guide, you never understand a city as well as you would traveling on your own. Ephesus was a mass of ruins - houses, public buildings, and an amphitheater - that all blur together now. Still, the ruins offered ...

Day 5, Selçuk, Turkey travel blog

Day 5

A travel blog entry by kennyd93

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... above. Outside of the home were candles for prayer and a wall of wishes, as this is a pilgrimage site for many Catholics. Ephesus was much grander than I had first imagined it would be. The ruins, while ruined, also had some of its original architectural ...

colors, and tastes, and smells!, Ephesus, Turkey travel blog

colors, and tastes, and smells!

A travel blog entry by magicace003

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WOW WOW WOW!  today, we arrived in Ephesus.  this city has a lot of history and many sights.  Unfortunately, i saw none of those!  However, I did take a journey into the countryside about 45 minutes north of there!  THis little ...

Ruins and Wonders, Ephesus, Turkey travel blog

Ruins and Wonders

A travel blog entry by megan.ryzewic

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... down the mountain, which only slightly reminded Alex and I of "Ice Road Truckers" we were headed to the ancient city of Ephesus. Wow!!! What a city. Marble Marble everywhere! You can imagine how this city just sparkled in it’s hey day! The library ...

Katakolon, Ephesus, Turkey travel blog

Katakolon

A travel blog entry by hp5961

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Our port for today is Katakolon. We are heading off to Olympia and then beach ...

Unter Palmen, Selçuk, Türkei travel blog

Unter Palmen

A travel blog entry by schmutzi

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Da haben wir wieder mal ein schönes Plätzchen gefunden: Deliri Camp in der Nähe von Selçuk. Gleich zu Beginn der Tour noch bei Foça hatten wir ein herrliche Route oberhalb der Küste mit grandiosem Blick auf so manch ...

Turkey, Ephesus, Turkey travel blog

Turkey

A travel blog entry by kiek1840

Second stop on our ...

Extremely Hot but Very Cool Is Ephesus, Ephesus, Turkey travel blog

Extremely Hot but Very Cool Is Ephesus

A travel blog entry by mickisc

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... and listened. Everyone hears about Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius, but you don't hear much about the ruins buried by earthquakes in Ephesus. Pompeii is a tragic but interesting story. Ephesus has better piles of rocks. ;-) With the sun draining our energy, we ...

Dining near Ephesus- Yavuz Unyeri, Selçuk, Turkey travel blog

Dining near Ephesus- Yavuz Unyeri

A travel blog entry by bnnashton

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Oscar showed us a location with some authentic Turkish food when we journeyed to Ephesus. Oscar compared the dish, Gözlemeler, to a pancake, but it could just as easily be compared to flatbread. I ordered spinach and cheese inside of my bread, and ...

St. Mary's House, Selçuk, Turkey travel blog

St. Mary's House

A travel blog entry by bnnashton

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... Mary, the mother of Jesus. The house was reportedly revealed the German nun Catherina Emmerich in the 19th century and found in Ephesus by an expedition in 1891. The revelation in part may have been based on the connection in John's gospel between John ...

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