Dangers & Annoyances

Look out for conniving 'coin-men' prowling the major tourism sites: these guys are hoping that naive tourists will part with a couple hundred euros or dollars for their fake ancient coins, which are made with coin molds, base metals and household chemicals to create pieces of supposedly ancient numismatic treasure. Besides the illegality of purchasing antiquities in Turkey, it's a total waste of your money. The fraudsters are most often found around Ayasuluk Fortress, the Temple of Artemis and the gates of Ephesus.

Police Stations


Tourist Information

Tourist Office Just opposite the landmark Ephesus Museum and of little or no assistance to tourists. Shameful.