Time-travelling in enchanting Ephesus
The last stop on my Turkey trip was the small and cozy city of Selcuk. The main reason people go there is that the best preserved ancient city in Europe is found just outside Selcuk. We are talking about the archeological site Ephesus which was home to 250 000 people during the Roman empire. Below are some pictures of this impressive location.
One part of the Ephesus open air museum is the so called “terrace houses”. You do pay extra to see this museum but it is worth every penny. Under roof you find houses dated older than BC and it is pretty amazing to be able to view what once was the home for rich people during the Roman period.
In Selcuk you can find the Ephesus museum. It is a really great place filled with objects found during excavations. My favorite was the beautiful marble statues.
A 15 minute drive up the hills from Selcuk lies the old Greek town of Sirince which also has a very rich history. It is famous for its fruit wines and everywhere you are offered to sit down and sample them. It is a bit touristy but a nice afternoon trip if you are staying in Selcuk.
Turkey know how to make you comfortable, just check out this wonderful chill out space in the hostel I stayed in Selcuk, Atilla´s Getaway. An Australian owned place with a great ambiance.