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The ruins of ancient Ephesus

The ruins of the Temple of Artemis and the last refuge of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Selcuk

Selcuk is located in the west of Turkey. The city was built from the ruins of ancient Ephesus, founded in the X century BC, and finally destroyed and abandoned in the XV century. Excavations carried out in the XIX century revealed many valuable artifacts that are now kept in the Ephesus Museum in Selcuk. It is worth seeing the ruins of the Temple of Artemis of Ephesus, construction of which began in the VI century BC. This structure was considered one of the seven ancient wonders of the world. According to religious sources, 7 km from Selcuk, in the mountains of Bülbüldağı, there is a house where the Blessed Virgin Mary died. On Ayasuluk Hill, there is the tomb of John the Theologian and the ruins of the Basilica of St. John erected in the VI century. A restored Byzantine fortress rises above the city. In the XIV century, the Isa Bey Mosque was built.

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Attractions Selcuk

Hotels in Selcuk

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Akanthus Hotel Ephesus
from 82 $
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Nisanyan Hotel
from 103 $
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Nea Efessos
from 79 $
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Livia Hotel Ephesus
from 67 $
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Ayasoluk Hotel & Restaurant
from 83 $
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Hotel Kalehan
from 56 $
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VINIFERA VINEYARDS HOTEL
from 51 $
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Hotel Mary's House
from 65 $
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Ibri Hotel
from 46 $
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Cella Hotel & SPA Ephesus
from 96 $
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Saint John Hotel
from 66 $
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Nazar Hotel
from 46 $

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