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Christian Site in Around Ephesus

Mary's House

Atop the foundations of a ruined house on the slopes of Bülbül Dağı (Mt Coressos), said by some to be where the Virgin Mary lived, a chapel now receives busloads of pilgrims and tourists. There may not be space to s…
Museum in Around Ephesus

Çamlık Steam Locomotive Museum

Trainspotters will delight in this open-air museum, 8.5km southeast of Selçuk ion the road to Aydın. The attractively landscaped site has three-dozen rusting steam locomotives, some as old as the 1887 C-N2 Stephenso…
Ruins in Around Ephesus

Grotto of the Seven Sleepers

The road to/from Ephesus' Lower Gate passes this cave tomb on Panayır Dağı (Mt Pion), where seven young legendary Christians, persecuted by Emperor Decius in AD 250, are thought to be buried. Walk 200m south from th…
Cafe in Around Ephesus

Café Turco Meryemana

This conveniently located cafe-restaurant on the footpath to Mary's House serves soups, salads and burgers (₺5 to ₺7.50) as well as more complicated mains during visiting hours. There's a breezy terrace too.