Turkey
Selçuk

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9 travelers at this place:

  • Day8

    Kusadasi

    May 17, 2015 in Turkey

    Kusadasi! First up we had a guided tour of the Emphasis and Terrace Houses followed by a trip to where they make hand made rugs. We were taught how the rugs were made and how they get the silk. After that we were dropped off near the ship where we did a little bit of shopping followed by dinner at a local restaurant - we ended up with a platter to share and it was pretty tasty!Read more

  • Day5

    Although Kusadasi is the gateway to Ephesus, it is a charming city in its own right. Our guide, Ergin, was a bit older than our other guides, but he was fantastic--well informed, competent, and with a dry sense of humor. Ephesus was the second city of the Roman Empire, a major port until it was silted up in the fourth century. Failure to drain the increasing swamps resulted in mosquitoes that caused epidemics. By the fifth century the city was abandoned. It was a major center of the Christian Church. We saw the tomb of St. John. In medieval times there had been a basilica constructed over the site. Now it is a simple tomb in the ground. The library of Celsus is magnificent even in its ruined state. What is reputed to be the house of the Virgin Mary is the site of Roman Catholic pilgrimage. Only one column remains of the Temple of Diana. We had an excellent five-course Turkish lunch, complete with folkloric dancers. After lunch we went to a carpet cooperative, but, of course, with our acquaintance with the Capels, had already learned enough to buy the carpets we need.Read more

  • Day8

    Exploring Ephesus

    June 23, 2016 in Turkey

    The Odeion Theatre, The Celsus Library, the intricate Terrace Houses, the public toilets & bath houses, and the Great Theater where St Paul was said to speak, are just some of the beautiful buildings uncovered in Ephesus.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Selçuk, Selcuk, セルチュク, 셀추크, Селчук, Сельчук, 塞尔丘克

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