Gymnasium * Love house * Stadium *
Skolastika Public Bath * Acropolis * Hadrian Temple * Byzantine Public Baths *
Trajan Fountain * Çifte Churches (Konsül Church) * Slope Houses * Port public
baths * Domitian Temple * Arkadiane (port street) * City Hall (Prytaneion) *
Theatre * Odeon (Bouleuterion) * Marble Street * Celsus Library Streching
from early archaic times to 6 th century AD, Ephesus ranks as one of the best
preserved and largest site in Turkey. It includes all of the above as well as
extensive marble roadways and columned avenues. As the capital of Roman Asia and
the site of a large, wealthy port, Ephesus accumulated unparalleled wealth and
splendor, which even today is quite obvious.
visit Ephesus the Kiwi Pension provides free lift services to and from Ephesus
anytime, as well as free loan of an Ephesus guide book..
June, July and August as well as on other occasions there are many performances
being held in the amphi theatre in Ephesus. In the past Sting, Elton John, Diana
Ross and many classical concerts as well as ballet and modern dance groups have
peformed there. If you would like information on what will be on please send an
E-mail to the Kiwi Pension.
Beautiful small museum situated
in Selçuk. It houses a very fine collection of recent Hellenistic and Roman
finds from Ephesus, earlier finds can been seen in Vienna. Pieces from Ephesus,
the Temple of Artemis, the Ayasoluk Hill and the Belevi Mausoleum are all
displayed in seven different halls which can easily be seen in a couple of hours
This mosque, located on the
slope containg the Ayasoluk castle and the Church of Saint John, was built on
orders from Isa Bey in1375 and is a very fine example of mosques built at this time.
||An impressive sight to see as
you enter selçuk, set on top of the Ayasuluk hill, the castle was well
forticicated during early Christian, Byzantine and Seljuklian periods.
Restorations are now in process.
of Saint John
Positioned underneath the
castle, Saint John lived here with the Virgin Mary after being cast out of
Jerusalem in 37-42 AD. According to legend, it was here where John wrote his
gospel before being buried in the church bearing his name in accordance with his
Virgin Marys House
Four to six years after the
death of Christ, St.John accompanied the Virgin Mary to Ephesus, where it is
believed they lived in a small house on the mountain, over which now stands the
Church of the Virgin Mary. This was verified by Pope John Paul 11 in 1979 and is
an important pilgrimage site.
cave of the seven Sleepers
Located on the ouskirts of
Ephesus this a is a place where according to legend, seven Christian young men
living in the reign of the emperor Decius, around 250 AD, hid themselves with
their dog after refusing to offer the required sacrifices at the emperors
shrine, they are said to have fallen asleep for 200 years and woken to find
Christianity had spread throughout Ephesus. On their death they were said to be
Just out of Selçuk on the road
to Ephesus, The Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world
can be seen, unfortunatley there is little left of the original temple.
6 km out of Selçuk there is a
wonderful locomotive museum, set in beautiful gardens, it is probably the best
collection of locomotives in Europe if not the world. All the locomotives were
working trains in Turkey at one time.
8 km out from Selçuk is this
charming village, once inhabited by Greeks it has a mixture of Greek and Turkish
influences, surrounded by beautiful scenery ,olive and fruit trees, it is a busy
wine making centre
8 km from Selçuk you can find
Pamucak beach, amazingly, very unspoilt 14 km of sandy beach, the sunsets are
well worth experiencing. Also in the area close to Pamucak beach is a 1000
hectre bird protection and animal sanctuary where 40 different species live.