Roman & Byzantine Aqueduct


Running eastward from the southern base of Ayasuluk Hill, the remains of this long and quite tall Roman and Byzantine aqueduct are festively adorned with the huge nests of migrating storks, who stand guard from March through September.

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1. Basilica of St John

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2. Ephesus Museum

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An essential stop on every Ephesus itinerary, this small museum contains artefacts from the ancient city, including scales, jewellery and cosmetic boxes…

3. İsa Bey Camii

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4. Ayasuluk Fortress

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5. Temple of Artemis

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6. Grotto of the Seven Sleepers

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7. Sanctuary of the Mother Goddess Cybele

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8. Stadium


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