Ephesus

Ephesus, photo by Mykenik
 

Ephesus is a large archeological site located near the Aegean coast in western Turkey.

Ephesus reached its peak during the 1st and 2nd century AD, when it was a major Roman city second in importance and size only to Rome.

History forgot Ephesus until the 1860s, when a series of British, German, and Austrian archaeologists rediscovered and excavated the site. Although only about 15% of the site has been unearthed, it is still the largest excavated such area in the world.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
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Nea Efessos

Set in Selcuk, 3.6 km from Great Theatre of Ephesus, Nea Efessos boasts a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. The rooms come with a flat-screen TV. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$69

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Hotel Mary's House

Decorated with hand-made woodworks, Mary's House is situated in Selcuk, 2.4 km from Great Amphitheater Ephesus. Every room at the property is air conditioned. Some units have views of the mountain or garden. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$53

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Ena Serenity Hotel

Located in Selcuk, 2.3 km from Great Theatre of Ephesus, Ena Serenity Hotel features a restaurant and free WiFi. Some units have a seating area for your convenience. Views of the sea, mountain or pool are featured in certain rooms. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$16

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New Iday Hotel

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, New Iday Hotel offers pet-friendly accommodation in Kusadası, 2.8 km from Kusadasi Marina. The hotel has a seasonal outdoor pool and barbecue, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$11

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Nicea Hotel

Situated in Selcuk in the Aegean Region, Nicea Hotel features a barbecue and views of the garden. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. The rooms have a flat-screen satellite TV and a private bathroom equipped with a shower. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$7

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Ali Baba's House

Ali Baba's House

Located in Selcuk, in a historic Ottoman building, Ali Baba's House features a restaurant and a terrace. Free WiFi is accessible at the property. Each air-conditioned room at Ali Baba's House features a seating area. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$26

$26-
Rilican Best - View Hotel

Rilican Best - View Hotel

Rilican Best - View Hotel is located on the hillside in Selcuk district, featuring a white building covered with ivies and a terrace with castle-like walls. It offers rooms with air conditioning and free WiFi. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$27 - $37

$27-
Urkmez Hotel

Urkmez Hotel

This family-run hotel in Selçuk features a rooftop terrace overlooking the Citadel of Ayasuluk. It offers traditionally decorated rooms with international channels, and free Wi-Fi is available. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$27 - $59

$27-
Villa Dreams

Villa Dreams

Only a 10-minute drive from the ancient Greek city Ephesus, this hotel locates on a hill slope overlooking the town and the castle, featuring an outdoor pool for relaxation. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$29 - $75

$29-
Amazon Petite Palace

Amazon Petite Palace

Just 160 metres to Basilica of St John and 600 metres to the Temple of Artemis, Amazon Petite is located in Selcuk. It offers air-conditioned rooms with a minibar, flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$31

$31-
Homeros Pension & Guesthouse

Homeros Pension & Guesthouse

Featuring a roof terrace with panoramic views over Selcuk town, Homeros Pension & Guesthouse is set in the historic centre of Selcuk. All rooms offer free Wi-Fi and air conditioning. The colourful rooms are uniquely decorated with antique... Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$33

$33-
Tuncay Pension

Tuncay Pension

Tuncay is situated in Selçuk, a 1-hour drive from Izmir. It offers a courtyard with a mandarin tree and a large balcony with a fireplace and traditional Turkish seating areas. The simply furnished guest rooms are light and come with parquet floors. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$33 - $48

$33-
Bella Hotel

Bella Hotel

Only 3 km from the ancient Greek city Ephesus, Hotel Bella offers free Wi-Fi, a rooftop restaurant and a free shuttle service to Ephesus. It has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom. Each room at Bella Hotel has Ottoman-style furniture. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$34 - $101

$34-
Los Konak

Los Konak

Los Konak is situated in Selcuk, 8 km from Great Theatre of Ephesus. Some units have a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Views of the mountain, garden or city are featured in certain rooms. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$34

$34-
Selena Hotel

Selena Hotel

Located in the town centre of Selcuk, Selena Hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. The hotel has a garden and a terrace with castle and St John Church views. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$35

$35-
Barim Pansiyon

Barim Pansiyon

Set in a 250-year-old Greek house, Barim Pansiyon features a huge garden with outdoor furniture. This pension is located in a secluded area, yet within a walking distance from the centrum and public transport. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$36

$36-
Cenka Hotel

Cenka Hotel

Only 3 km from the ancient Greek city Ephesus, the 2-star Cenka Hotel features air-conditioned accommodation, around-the-clock room service and free Wi-Fi in all areas. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$36

$36-
Villa Dreams II

Villa Dreams II

Set in a renovated traditional house on a hillslope of Selcuk, Villa Dreams II offers an outdoor pool and a terrace with panoramic views of the historic town, the castle and Aegean Sea. Free WiFi is accessible throughout the premises. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$38

$38-
Natureland Efes Pension

Natureland Efes Pension

Surrounded by olive trees, Natureland Efes offers an outdoor pool and air-conditioned rooms with kitchenettes. Overlooking the mountains, it is within 6 km of Ephesus with the Temple of Artemis and St. John’s Cathedral. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$41 - $107

$41-
Ephesus Paradise

Ephesus Paradise

Offering a barbecue and views of the mountain, Ephesus Paradise is situated in Selcuk in the Aegean Region Region, 2.4 km from Great Theatre of Ephesus. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. The rooms are fitted with a TV with cable channels. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$43

$43-
Livia Hotel Ephesus

Livia Hotel Ephesus

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Livia Hotel Ephesus offers accommodation in Selcuk, 2.4 km from Great Theatre of Ephesus. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Each room includes a flat-screen TV. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$44

$44-
Richmond Ephesus Resort

Richmond Ephesus Resort

Surrounded by pine trees Richmond Ephesus Resort is located in Pamucak district. It offers a blue-flagged private beach, an outdoor pool, indoor pool and a water park. Free WiFi is accessible in all areas. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$44 - $320

$44-

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Archeological Sites
When Augustus made Ephesus capital of Asia Minor in 27 BC, it proved to be a windfall for the seaport city. Its population grew to around 250,000, attracting immigrants, merchants and imperial patronage. Today there are diverse remains from that period, in and excellent state of preservation, and a user-friendly layout.

The site includes ancient roads and the remains of landmark Roman civic buildings, including a library, a temple, the agora (market), and other features.

Among the most popular things to visit, however, are the site dweller’s houses. The so-called Terrace Houses were residences (c. 1C AD) of the wealthy, and are beautiful examples of peristyle houses, each with its own heating system and bath, were as comfortable as houses are today. They all had exquisite frescoed walls and mosaic floors, being painstakingly preserved by an Austrian-Turkish archaeological team.

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