İsa Bey Camii
Basilica of St John
Despite a century of restoration, the once-great basilica built by Byzantine Emperor Justinian (r 527–65) remains a skeleton of its...
Based at the Hotel Bella in Selçuk this outfit offers full-day tours of Ephesus as well as Mary's House, the temple of Artemis, Basilica...
Temple of Artemis
In an empty field to the west of the centre, this lone reconstructed pillar is all that remains of the massive Temple of Artemis (or...
Odeon Bistro Cafe
Under a tent roof opposite the İsa Bey Camii, this friendly watering hole decorated with hanging lanterns has a fridge full of mezes and...
Boomerang Garden Restaurant
If you really can't last another day without a fix of rice and noodle and sweet-and-sour whatever, head for this delightful courtyard...
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İsa Bey Camii information
At the southern base of Ayasuluk Hill, this imposing mosque was built in a post-Seljuk/pre-Ottoman transitional style, when Selçuk was capital of the Aydın Emirate. An inscription in Arabic above the main entrance states that it was built in 1375. It is open to visitors (except at prayer times).
The two domes are resting on marble columns recycled from a Roman building at Ephesus. Don't miss the beautiful mosaic in the south dome. There's a huge bust of the patron, the Emir of Aydin , opposite the main entrance outside.