One Day Trip Efes
Today we’re in Selçuk, which has witnessed many different periods of history and has been home to many different religions and cultures.
We begin with the ancient city of Ephesus, a member of the UNESCO World Heritage List, where the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, is located.
In the ancient city, don’t forget to see the Temple of Artemis, Odeon, Agora, The Theater, Celsus Library, Kuretler Street, Hadrian's Temple, Herakles Gate, and photograph the Selçuk Castle, İsa Bey Mosque, and St. John's Basilica.
Don’t forget to take your hat or umbrella with you, since you won’t find many shadows in the area.
The House of Virgin Mary
Our second stop is The House of Virgin Marry, which is very important for Christians and declared as the "place of pilgrimage" at Selçuk. In this place, which is believed to be the place where the Virgin Mary has spent her last years, after visiting the small chapel structure, you can drink from the healing waters near the house and write your wishes on the wishing wall next to it.
Located 10 km away from the center of Selçuk, Şirince is one of the cutest places in İzmir with its buildings that have survived since the 19th century, stone streets, wines and restaurants serving local delicacies. Located at the top of a mountain to greet its visitors with a magical view, Şirince has also advantages of being very close to the most visited tourist spots such as Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary. For the last stop of the day, you should definitely go to Şirince, which is one of the most famous villages not only in the Aegean but also in” Turkey.
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