Selçuk attractions

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…
Church in Selçuk

Basilica of St John

Despite a century of restoration, the once-great basilica built by Byzantine Emperor Justinian (r 527–565) remains a skeleton of its former self. Nonetheless, it is an atmospheric site with excellent hilltop views, …
Fortress in Selçuk

Ayasuluk Fortress

Selçuk’s crowning achievement is accessed on the same ticket as the Basilica of St John, once the citadel's principal structure. Earlier and extensive excavations here, concluded in 1998 after a quarter century, pro…
Mosque in Selçuk

İsa Bey Camii

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 s…
Ruins in Selçuk

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 Marc…
Ruins in Selçuk

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 Artemision), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. At its zenith, the tem…
Market in Selçuk

Saturday Market

Both sightseers and self-caterers will enjoy this lively weekend market east of the bus station. Like the smaller Wednesday market to the northeast, it offer fruits, veg and cheeses from village farms in the surroun…