Ephesus

Ephesus

75 km from Teos Village is the magnificent ancient city of Ephesus. The ruins are the best preserved of any ancient site in the Mediterranean, the Temple of Artemis was one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Despite only a small part of the site being excavated to date, there is so much to see – wander through ancient streets, see the remains of the library – the most impressive ruin at Ephesus, the public baths, markets and ruins of terraced houses. Originally a seaport, the ruins now reside some 5 km away from the coast. Temple of Hadrian and The House of the Virgin Mary is here as well.

The House of the Virgin Mary is a Catholic and Muslim shrine located in the vicinity of Ephesus. Catholic pilgrims visit the house based on the belief that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was taken to this stone house by Saint John and lived there until her Assumption.

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