Selçuk

A treasure of history and a paradise of nature

 

Thanks to its cultural and historical values, Selçuk is one of the leading tourism destinations in Turkey. The ancient city of Ephesus is just one of the historical districts that make İzmir elite worldwide because of its cultural assets. The first settlement in this district adorned with historical textures dates back nearly eight thousand years.

 

The Goat Castle, on the right side of the İzmir - Aydın highway, signals that the district of Selçuk is not far ahead. Once you start exploring Selçuk, which welcomes you with its symbolic storks’ nests, you find yourself in the middle of a historical journey with ancient structures still existing against time. While several works of art such as the ancient city of Ephesus, the House of the Virgin Mary, St. John’s Basilica, the Byzantine Aqueducts, Selçuk Castle and mosques from the Ottoman Period guide you through your historical journey, the blue flagged beaches on the Pamucak Coast and alternative tourism choices make your trip to Selçuk unforgettable in any season of your holiday.