Ephesus, which has survived since ancient times and welcomes hundreds of thousands of people every year with its magnificent structure, is located in Selçuk district in the south of İzmir. Ephesus, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, has a magical atmosphere that attracts not only the history enthusiasts but everyone. Built in the Hellenistic period, Ephesus will take you to another age of history with its structures worth seeing, such as the Great Theater, the largest open-air theater of its time, and the Celsus Library, one of the largest libraries of the ancient age.
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 historic 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.
İzmir has been a fascinating city since ancient times. “They established their city under the most beautiful sky and in the best climate we know on earth.” said Herodot about it. Aristotle told Great Alexander that he’d be incomplete if he didn’t see İzmir. Victor Hugo, the great author, wrote poems for İzmir, and called it a ‘princess.’