If you are coming to Izmir by plane, you can easily take the train from Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport to Selcuk. The train station is just outside the airport, close to the domestic exit. Just follow the signs labeled Train Station (Tren İstasyonu in Turkish). There are 2 kinds of trains running between Izmir and […]
Places to Visit in Selcuk
There are so many things to see in and around Selcuk. There are the famous ones such as Ephesus Ancient City or House of the Mary Mother. But also there are many others that is not known by the tourists. In this page we are giving you information about the places to see in Selcuk, as well as around the area that you can go easily! We cover the most most common places to visit in and around Selcuk, as well as the hidden beauties that you can not find anywhere else!
We will also share information about the nearby cities such as İzmir, Kusadasi and Aydin. They are worth to visit and easy to reach.
Some of the famous places that all the tourists knows and goes
Some of the places that only a local would know :
Nesin Math Village (A whole village dedicated to math and philosophy education!)
Camlik Open Air Train Museum (All kinds of old and new international trains and rail vehicles!)
Cetin Model Turkish Village Culture Museum
…and many more!
Izmir is the province that Selcuk belongs to and it is about 1-hour distance (80km) by bus. There are plenty of beautiful places to visit in Izmir such as Clock Tower, Kemeralti Grand Bazaar, the historical elevator, and the most famous seaside a.k.a. Alsancak Kordon. There are busses to anywhere in & around in the
Selçuk’s crowning achievement, Ayasuluk Castle, is accessed on the same ticket as the Basilica of St John, once the citadel’s principal structure. Earlier and extensive excavations here concluded in 1998 after a quarter-century, proved that there were castles on Ayasuluk Hill going back beyond the original Ephesian settlement to the Neolithic age. The fortress’ partially
The St. John’s Basilica was a great church, which is located 4 km’s from the ancient city of Ephesus. Justinian constructed it in the 6th Century for the author of the Fourth Gospel, evangelist and prophet. It is believed it stands above the burial site of St. John. The church was modeled after the now
The two best finds exhibited in the Ephesus Archeological Museum are the marble statues of Artemis. One is from the first century AD and the other from second century AD. Rows of egg-shaped marble pieces on the goddess’s chest have been interpreted differently as breasts, eggs, grapes or dates. There are many other findings from
Pamukkale City Pamukkale city name means ‘Cotton Castle in Turkish, you will understand why when you see this magical natural masterpiece. Forming over hundreds of thousands of years, the travertine pools cascade down the hillside, and have been visited by many famous people. The natural water here is considered to possess healing qualities, visitors can
It was built in 14th century is the biggest mosque of Selcuk. It is built by Seljuk Turks in honor of Aydınoğlu (Aydinid) Isa Bey. It is one of the most impressive Seljukian architectural art and one of the oldest as well. The influential details including the plant motifs and the beautiful marble workmanship with the variety of
It is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The first temple was completed in 800 BC, and subsequently 3 more were constructed after each were destroyed. According to legend in 356 BC, a young Ephesian set fire to the temple’s wooden roof burning it to the ground.
House of the Virgin Mary It is located very near to Ephesus. The small stone house is believed to be where the Virgin Mary lived out her final days. Although not officially authenticated by the Catholic Church, the first pilgrimage by Pope Leo XIII in 1896 suggests a positive attitude towards the site.
The modern-day name of the city Ephesus was derived from the Ancient Greek: Ἔφεσος Ephesos. It is called Efes in Turkish. It was an ancient Greek city on the Anatolian coast of the Aegean sea. It was completed around the years of 10th century BC. Where is Ephesus Ancient City located? The city of Ephesus