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Selcuk Town

When visiting the country of Turkey, you must miss to spend a single day without visiting Selcuk town. It is a place where many ancient happenings have happened and has left major events in the rich culture and history of the place. It is located in Izmir province and is 2 km away from the real ancient city of the infamous Ephesus.

The place had its original name Agios Theologos from the Greeks as referred from John the Theologian. By the 14th century, the city was renowned as the capital of emirate of Aydin while suring the Ottoman Empire the city has the name Ayasuluk. The last renaming of the city was in 1914. This was the time when the first incursions made within the region were done by the Seljuk Turks in the 12th century.

Selcuk CastleTown of Selcuk is known for the rich culture it preserves from the ancient city Ephesus. It is considered as one of favourite destinations that tourists visit in Turkey. There are just many things that you can find when you try to visit the town as well as its neighbouring ancient city Ephesus. You will get the chance to visit some of the remarkable destinations in the city such as the Basilica of St. John the Apostle, House of the Virgin Mary. The basilica that was built in honour of the saint is believed to have the remains of the saint underneath it and is safely preserved for retaining the rich culture that he imparted with.

While you are on any typical day tours, you would not be exploring the town of Selcuk due to time requirements. If you wish to see the town, please inform your private tour guide. Also, there are more things that you can discover once you visit Selcuk town. Just make sure that you are fully aware of all the destinations within the city as well as the neighbouring ancient city to enjoy every time you would spend in the country. See to it that you will not miss the chance to explore the ruins in the ancient city to have an unforgettable vacation in Turkey.

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Private Ephesus Tours

Kusadasi Ephesus Tour

Private tour to Ephesus Ancient City Ruins and near by attractions. Excursion takes approximately 6 to 7 hours.

Izmir Ephesus Tour

Starting from Izmir, the tour of Ephesus. Covers the most important attractions around and takes 5 to 6 hours.

Istanbul Ephesus Tour

Fly from Istanbul to Izmir and explore the marvels of Ephesus & around privately.

Wondering what to see?

The Terrace houses
House of the Rich - Terrace Houses

The houses built on the terraces on the slopes of Mount Koressos were inhabited by the wealthy families of the city. The first houses are dated to the 1st century AD and they had been used with some renovations until the city was abandoned.

Testimonials & Reviews

Wishing to avoid the high costs charged by a cruise line for a visit to the ancient sites of Ephesus and having read previous Trip Advisor reviews, we e-mailed Ephesus Tours to arrange a private tour. Met us exactly as promised on arrival and the guide that they provided us was excellent with fluent English.”

Alan & Julie, Royal Tunbridge Wells

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