Local crafts shops in Ephesus and surroundings

In all Ephesus and surrounding areas as Izmir, Selcuk or Kusadasi there are lots of shops and outlets with local crafts of all kinds. Besides the well-known Grand Bazaar of Izmir or Kemeralti Bazaar you can also choose traditional shopping in the street of the craftsmen and even witness their craftsmanship in many cases. In the Site of Ephesus itself you can purchased souvenirs and ideal gifts … Read more

Izmir International Airport

Adnan Menderes International Airport in Izmir is located in Gaziemir, 18 kilometers southwest of the city, on the road to Selcuk, Ephesus and Pammukkale. You can get there by the IZBAN commuter train, Bus or the Havatas, shuttle buses that run every 20, 35 and 60 minutes from the office of Turkish Airlines. From the airport you can hire taxis, rental … Read more

Izmir, Smyrna

Izmir, Smyrna The origin of its name comes from a mythological passage, when the wife of the king of Cyprus said that his daughter Smyrna was more beautiful than Aphrodite herself. As a punishment to her possible rival, Aphrodite made the girl to fall in love with her own father and a … Read more

Adaland Aquapark

According to journals and specialized publications, this amazing aquapark is among the best ten in the world and certainly the first in Europe. Located in Kuşadası, it offers unrivaled entertainment: rides, adventures, splash, hydrofoils, nosediving falls, downward spirals or just a freshing time in the river. It has over 30 games, fantastic entertainment and attractions, fast slides and incredible raftings, making it a great … Read more

Kusadasi Aydin City

Kusadasi is a resort town on the Turkish Aegean coast, the center of the seaside district of the same name, belonging to the province of Aydın. Its name comes from the union of the words “kuş” (bird) and ‘ada’ (island) as the peninsula has the shape of a bird’s head. It was also … Read more

Sirince village

This Orthodox town, pretty old and away from Ephesus, was formerly Cirkince (ugly), name given by the inhabitants to keep away foreigners and outsiders from their surroundings. However, after years, visitors understood that the village was not ugly at all and called it Sirince (“pretty”). As the village is situated on top of a mountain, anyone … Read more

Selçuk Izmir City

Selçuk is a central town of Selçuk district, province of Izmir, 2 miles northeast of the archaeological site of the ancient city of Ephesus. Archaeological research shows that the first settlements in Selçuk were back to 8000 years ago, in the Chalcolithic period. However, the most recent history that comes to us from Selçuk has much to do … Read more

Kemeralti, Grand Bazaar of Izmir

Between Konak Square and the Agora of Izmir lies the Kemaralti Bazaar, known as the Grand Bazaar of Izmir, with hundreds of commercial and religious buildings (historical mosques and synagogues). Kemeralti is itself an entire historic district originally formed around the street surrounding the interior of a very shallow bay that was filled then to extend the … Read more

Shopping in Ephesus and its surroundings

In the current archaeological site of Ephesus and its surroundings you can buy all kinds of products, handicrafts, souvenirs, carpets, blankets and more. In both entrances of the old city there are numerous stalls of crafts and handmade items, but if you are looking for a carpet or rug, we recommend better to acquire them in … Read more

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