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ruins in Turkey, is located near the historical city of Selcuk, in Izmir district near Kusadasi - Turkey. It is 8 km away from Pamucak Beach and 680 kilometres away from Istanbul, the largest city of Turkey, the distance to Aydin (state capital) is 55 km, 145 kilometres from Bodrum, 510 km away from Antalya. This ancient city is a Western Anatolia civilization and a wonderful paradise of history since Ephesus distance is not far away from major cities. Click on "Show on map" to see where Ephesus is located.

Ephesus Location Map

Distances to Ephesus

  • Izmir Port to Ephesus 85,6 km
  • Izmir Airport to Ephesus 65,1 km
  • Selcuk to Ephesus 3 km
  • Kusadasi Port to Ephesus 19 km
  • Bodrum Airport to Ephesus 144 km
  • Ephesus to Sirince Village 10 km

Where is Ephesus?

The original place of the old Ephesus city was most probably made near the coast of the Aegean Sea, on the coasts of that sea that is today situated 8 km far from archaeological excavations where is known is the Turkey Ephesus City Ruins.

Best ways to reach Ephesus

You can reach Ephesus ruins from two ways. First, you can get to this city through travelling by road from Izmir City that will take you an hour and through buses that operate there on a daily-hourly basis. The Ephesus city itself is 3 km from Selcuk. You could get transport from this city at any time. As you can see on Ephesus Location map, going back to Izmir is also easy.

Second, you can reach this city through Kusadasi. Lots of visitors visiting through the sea to Turkey so as to get to this place, first call at Kusadasi, a remarkable beach town on the coast of the Aegean, and there a major way takes you to the city of Ephesus.

Ancient Ephesus city ruins was developed on a stream bend, which was ultimately scoured into an occupied seaport near the Cayster River of Turkey previously known as Asia Minor on the western shore. In the length of the shore plain between Miletus and Smyrna, the place is approximately 6 miles from the sea of Aegean. In the fullness of time, Ephesus city divided in five different locations, each in a small place. St. John and St. Paul were well-known with the place which historians have considered the city the biggest among five.

Ephesus was divided into 5 different locations:

Historical Ephesus Location Map - (Image Credit:Robert John Langdon)
  • Ephesus One: Ayasuluk or St. John the Baptist Area
  • Ephesus Two: Area of Artemission
  • Ephesus Three: Base of Mt. Koressos and St. Paul Port
  • Ephesus Four: Northern Part of Ayasuluk
  • Ephesus Five: Selcuk Area

Due to its man-made seaport structure and river flow, the backwash flow lead to the silt up of the seaport. Afterwards, Eusebius accounts that the city honor Hadrian or Emperor for scouring and making the seaport easy to navigate. Once cleared, was in a placed which defensible a great harbour. Once you take a look at Ephesus maps you will see that this place nestled at the junction of 3 land ways with shipping path from north through the way made by the Chios Island and an entrance facing the Macedonia cities. Many earlier Ephesus Map versions shows this detail with site map.

The land ways which converged on the city take account of:

  • The Colossae and Laodicea track when travelling east
  • The way to Galatia and Sardis from Northeast
  • The Smyrna main road
  • Ephesus city is very wonderful and solemn place in Asia Minor, or Turkey in the modern times. There are lots of remarkable things that await you in this place.

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