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One Day Trip Efes - Selçuk

One Day Trip Efes - Selçuk

Today we’re in Selçuk, which has witnessed many different periods of history...

A Day Full of History

A Day Full of History

There are many historical buildings that deserve to be seen in the center of İzmir.

Best 10 places to take photographs in İzmir

From sunset to the fishing towns, from nature to the historic streets, İzmir has many beauties to photograph. Here are the top 10 locations to do so.


Kordon is the place to watch the most spectacular sunset in İzmir. If the weather is warm and sunny, you can spend a pleasant day in Kordon and take the best photographs of the sunset. You can also find people who are resting on the grass, making music, watching the ferries, and fishing along the coast.

Kaleiçi, Sığacık

The windows are full of flowers, the cobblestone streets are full of the smell of the sea… With its well-preserved architecture, orange tiled houses, narrow streets, and producers’ market, Kaleiçi, Sığacık is a colorful place to take photographs.


Alaçatı is a unique place with its blue-white architecture surrounded by cobblestones and bougainvillea, is a great place for outdoor photography. You can find awesome frames with the famous windmills in behind.


Bostanlı, one of the first places that come to mind when it comes to a beautiful sunset, is located in Karşıyaka. You can take photos of people who are resting along the long coast, reading books, and cycling. You can photograph the amazing sunset from the pier.


Şirince village of Selçuk district is very popular among photographers from all over the world thanks to its unique architecture, historic streets, narrow streets, wine houses and cellars. The village gets crowded in summer, so to take better photographs, you might want to prefer spring or autumn when it is relatively quiet.


Famous for its sunset, Foça is one of the most beautiful places in İzmir. With its colorful boats of different sizes, fishermen, narrow streets, and the amazing sunset, Foça offers you many opportunities to take awesome photographs.


One of the most beautiful places to take pictures in İzmir is the Ancient City of Ephesus, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List and considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. You can visit The Temple of Artemis, Odeon, Agora, Antique Theater, Celsus Library, Kuretler Street, Hadrian's Temple, and Heracles Gate and also take photographs of the Selçuk Castle, İsa Bey Mosque, and the Basilica of St. John.

Dario Moreno Street

Some streets look like a movie set for a period piece movie. Dario Moreno Street is one of them. You can take beautiful photographs here before visiting the Historical Elevator just up the street.

Open Air Steam Locomotive Museum

Located in Çamlı Village of Selçuk district, this area was turned into a museum in 1991, after it was used as a train station until 1976. This fairy-tale museum where you can see many historical locomotives and the old buildings around it offer a different setting for your photographs.

Natural Life Park

If you’d like to take fascinating nature photos, Natural Life Park in Çiğili is a perfect destination with its flora and wide-range of animal species living in it.

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