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Archaeological excavation has still only uncovered about 10% of the ancient city. I loved the Terrace Houses, ancient apartments, which are being completely reassembled, allowing you to walk around inside these luxurious homes once inhabited by wealthy Ephesians.
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Let me start off by saying that I am very glad to be "stuck" in one place for several days. I'm ready to put down my suitcase and keep it there for a while!
Today was mostly taken up with the trek to Selcuk (the modern town that has grown up around the archaeological site of Ephesos, and serves as the gateway to a lot of significant ruins). I took a taxi from the hotel back to the airport, endured a mercifully short ...
... as was the Theater. Not quite as impressive to us as the one at Hieropolis, but we suspect that's because we were at the bottom, not the top. :) We finished our tour with the standard Carpet and leather store stops. Lunch was great, but I'm guessing they were disappointed when we didn't buy a carpet. Les and Willy got theirs in Cappadocia, and the rest of us are too cheap! Haha. Although we all enjoyed a true fashion ...
As we were in the port we were looking for someone who would take us around. We found a mini van that took around 17 people and it had a tour guide included, only for €20. The tour took us to The Virgin of Mary's house, Ephesus, The Temple of Artemis and a Leather shop. Our first stop was The Virgin of Mary's House. There we saw where John took Mary when Jesus died. We then ...
... a lunch of pancakes and tea in a roadside restaurant (sitting around a low table with pillows and cushions and playing backgammon, we headed up to the top of the mountains overlooking Ephesus to the house of Mary. It is said that John brought Mary to Ephesus with him in 37AD and she spent the last years of her life in a modest stone house, hidden in the mountains. The House of the Blessed Virgin is located at ...
Other places to stay in Selcuk
Pamucak Mevki Pamucak, Selcuk | Hotelfrom $106
- Not a 5* hotel
- Kids will love it!
- Please, Don't go there if you want sea bath
Ataturk Cad 57, Selcuk | 4 star hotelfrom $82
- Peaceful Hotel
- Well below expectations
- Lovely place
Ataturk Mah, 1012 Sok No 2, Selcuk | Hotelfrom $25
Ataturk Mah., Selcuk | Hotelfrom $62
- Well worth a stay
- Loved the Hotel Bella and staff
- Hotel Bella was a gem
Isa Bey Mah. 2019. Sok. No:14 Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk | Hotelfrom $60
Ataturk Mah. 1051 Sok. No:7 Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk | 3 star hotelfrom $87
Ataturk Mah., 1016 Sok., No. 19, Selcuk | Hotelfrom $39
Isabey Mah. 1054 Sokak 3, Selcuk | 3 star hotelfrom $55
Ataturk Bulvari, 1067 Sokak no.15, Selcuk | 2 star hotelfrom $46
Zafer Mah. 3004 Sok No. 16, Selcuk | Hotelfrom $27
Sarapci Kuyu Mevki Aydin Asfalti , Selcuk | 4 star hotelfrom $52
14 Mayis Mah. 4034 Sok. 14, Selcuk | Hotelfrom $45
Ataturk Mah. Sehabettin Dede Cad. No:12 Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk | Hotelfrom $60
Namik Kemal Cad. No 20 , Selcuk | 3 star hotelfrom $52