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

Heracles Gate

Located at the end of the Curetes Street, is known as the Gate of Heracles because the reliefs of the hero in it. It was brought from elsewhere, in the fourth century A.D., although its reliefs date back to the second century A.D. Today there are only two sides of columns and other … Read more

Isa Bey Mosque

The citadel on top of the Ayasuluk hill is a Byzantine construction, later extended by the Seljuks. On the side of the hill there is the Mosque of Isa Bey, representing the period of the principality of Aydınoğlu and built by Isa Bey, grandson of the founder of the Principality. This is the first known … Read more

The Basilica

This is a typical Roman basilica, 160 meters long, located in the northern part of the State Agora, with a nave and three aisles. The Ionic columns of the basilica were adorned with figures of bulls’ heads, dating from the first century A.D. The basilica was used for the Stock Exchange, commercial business meetings and … Read more

The Hellenistic city wall

The Hellenistic wall of at least 9 miles long, was built under the reign of Lysimachus, in the third century B.C. Today more than three kilometers remain very well preserved in the Mount Bulbul and the road to the House of the Virgin Mary. There were three entrances to the city, The Magnesia Gate (on the way … Read more

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