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... still intact and very impressive. Ephesus is well worth a visit when in Turkey.
Back in the town of Selcuk we also visited the ruins of the Basilica of dc St John, built in the 6th century it stands over the beleived burial site of John the ...
... Roman homes. The houses are filled with mosaics, frescoes, courtyards, baths and terraced views above the city. One house even had its own personal basilica and marble entertaining hall, which the owners knocked out part of their neighbor's home to construct--the pitfalls of urban living. (I enjoy imagining these early property disputes.) I always love visiting historic homes to get a sense of how people lived, and the Terraced Houses, which date from the ...
... shoes off and walk onto parts of the travertine, and masses of tourists do so. We, of course, joined them, gingerly walking over the jagged travertine into the warm waters and onto the white cliffs. These days they have to divert some of the water to other parts of the travertine to maintain the whiteness of the site, due to the chemical composition of the water. This day we had fewer than 1,000 other visitors to contend with for photo ops. Our tour guide ...
... the original tiling has been uncovered and restored. After exiting the Terrace Houses, stopped at the Celsius Library. It was built by the new Roman Governor of Asia, who was also a writer. He didn't live to see the finished structure, which became the third largest in the world after the libraries at Alexandria and Pergamum. The statues in front of the Celsius Library represent wisdom, modern sciences, knowledge and curiosity. One statue depicts ...
... one. That's all they had back then, it seems....go to the theater to catch a show.
In Selcuk, there's another section of ruins with a hilltop castle, and the arches from what had to be quite a long and huge aqueduct.
Next stop: Turkey's #1 natural wonder, the huge, stunning, unique and fun climb up the bright white, water-filled travertines (terraces) of Pamukkale.
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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. Kubilay Cad. No. 24 , Selcuk | Hotelfrom $52
Ataturk Mah. Sehabettin Dede Cad. No:12 Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk | Hotelfrom $60
Namik Kemal Cad. No 20 , Selcuk | 3 star hotelfrom $52