in the midst of Izmir, Selçuk is home to the antique city of Ephesus,

the largest archeological site in Turkey. Selçuk proudly houses one of

the 7 ancient wonders of the world: the Temple of Artemis. One of the

most amazing ruins in Ephesus is the huge amphitheatre with a seating

capacity for 24,000 spectators and superb acoustic effects. The ruins

also include a gymnasium, agora and baths, as well as the Library of

Celsus. The theatre still stages various domestic and international

performances and concerts. Another very important

place in Christian history is the "House of Virgin

Mary", the holy mother of Christianity, located at Bülbül hill.

  • Ephesus