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Ephesus is an amazing ancient city which was established by Greeks and enlarged by Romans. During it’s history city was an important metropolitan of ancient world. Beside being an important ancient settlement, Ephesus is also most visited ancient city of Modern Turkish Republic. From all over the world people come Ephesus to feel breeze of history.
Terrace houses were the luxury apartment building of people who were propertied class in Ephesus, established on terraces on the slopes of Mount Bulbul. The houses were built in peristyle, adjacent to each other, each consisting of two flats. Some of these houses dates to the 1st century B.C. from the finds made during excavations.
Celsus Library is a typical structure of architectural style prevalent in the period of Emperor Hadrian, dates back to 2. Centry AD. The most wellknown building of Ephesus City was built to honour proconsul (governor) of the Asian province Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus, by his son Tiberius Julius Acquila.
Magnesia Gate is an unique Hellenistic construction with a courtyard which was a triumphal arch gate and had three openings with diffrent purposes. The entrance gate had two high towers on each side to control entrance of Ephesus city.
In Roman period Great Theater was used for concerts, plays, religious – political – philosophical discussions and for gladiator and animal fights. This theatre is mentioned in Acts 19:29-41 and known as the place where Apostle Paul preached Ephesians.
Hercules Gate was constructed from reused materials as a monumental gate in the late Antique period and locates in the east corner of the Kuretes Street. There are reliefs of Hercules on its two doorposts and this gate takes its name from these reliefs.
State Agora had a rectangular form and was surrounded by stoas on three sides and decorated with sculptures. The stoas were collonaded and roofed structures which were providing shelter during rainy days and hot summer days.
The harbor, which was located by Commercial Agora, made this place the commercial center of Ephesus City. When it was first built, it was half of recent Agora’s size. Agora was expended during Roman Era according to the excavation which was done in the beginning of 1900s.
Imperial Cult was started by constructing a temple in the name of emperor Domitian by Ephesians to secure good relations and the support of Rome. Erected as an indicator of their friendship with Romans.
According to the written accounts, this the place where seven young man came to after running away from the city because of the persecution of Christians during the reign of Emperor Decius.
The Ephesus Museum is a rich and important museum for Ephesian and Anatolian archeology with artifacts from digs at Ephesus, The Basilica of St. John, Temple of Artemis, the Belevi Mausoleum and the other local ruins.
Sirince Viilage referred in ancient sources as the “Ephesus on the Mountain” suggests long established settlement. Sirince is a pretty old Orthodox village in Selcuk, 12 km away from Ephesus, which was called Cirkince meaning ‘’ugly’’.
The origins and earliest history of Milets are still a subject of controversy. The name “Milawanda” that occurs in Hittite texts may well refer to Miletus. The excavations undertaken so far have reached as far as the Bronze Age.
The ancient horbor city of Priene changed its location when the silt of the Meander River threatened to bury it. Now it is nearly 16 km. away from the sea. The original place of the city has never been found, but it is thougt that it was a peninsula with two harbors.
Pergamon was the ancient city which situated in modern-day Turkey. After the death of Alexander the Great, successor of him who is called Lysimachus chose Pergamon as the depository for his wealth.
Private Ephesus Tours are available from Kusadasi, (Kusadasi Port), Izmir (Izmir Port) and also from Izmir Airport if you are flying from Istanbul.