Attractions

Top Choice Ruins in Ephesus

Terraced Houses

The roofed complex here contains seven well-preserved Roman homes built on three terraces, which are well worth the extra visiting fee. As you ascend the stairs through the enclosure, detailed signs explain each str…
Top Choice Castle in Bodrum Town

Bodrum Castle

There are splendid views from the battlements of Bodrum's magnificent castle, built by the Knights Hospitaller in the early 15th century and dedicated to St Peter. In recent years it has housed the Museum of Underwa…
Ruins in Ephesus

Curetes Way

Named for the demigods who helped Lena give birth to Artemis and Apollo, the Curetes Way was Ephesus' main thoroughfare, 210m long and lined with statuary, religious and civic buildings, and rows of shops selling in…
Ruins in Ephesus

Ephesus

Of Turkey's hundreds of ancient cities and classical ruins, Ephesus is the grandest and best preserved. Indeed, it's the best place on the Mediterranean to get a feel for what life was like in ancient times. Ancient…
Museum in Selçuk

Ephesus Museum

An essential stop on every Ephesus itinerary, this small museum contains artefacts from the ancient city, including scales, jewellery and cosmetic boxes as well as coins, funerary goods and ancient statuary. Highlig…
Ruins in Ephesus

Library of Celsus

This magnificent library dating from the early 2nd century AD, the best-known monument in Ephesus, has been extensively restored. Originally built as part of a complex, the library looks bigger than it actually is: …
Ruins in Ephesus

Marble Street

This street, paved with marble slabs slightly raised to aid drainage, formed part of the Sacred Way linking the city centre with the Temple of Artemis. Ruts indicate that vehicles used the thoroughfare frequently; m…
Winery in Kirazlı

Yedi Bilgeler Vineyards

This seven-hectare vineyard in Gökcealan, 3km northeast of Kirazlı, produces award-winning wines named after the 'Seven Sages', 6th-century BC philosophers based in nearby Ephesus, Miletus and Priene. Tour the viney…
Ruins in Ephesus, Bodrum & the South Aegean

Priene

Like Ephesus, Priene was once a sophisticated port city with two harbours. But all that went pear-shaped when the changing course of the Büyük Menderes River silted them both up. Although its relative lack of specta…
Park in Dilek Peninsula

Dilek Peninsula-Büyük Menderes National Park

This 277-sq-km mountainous reserve on the Dilek Peninsula has walking trails, stunning vistas, azure coves for swimming, and deep-green forests inhabited by wild boar and fallow deer and more than 250 species of bir…