... Ephesus ...

Ephesus Travel Blog

 › entry 5 of 5 › view all entries
... road to the Library of Celsus ...

Ephesus, located near to the modern city Selçuk, was our final stop, on the way back home. Ephesus was an important commercial center of the ancient world, and a very popular and highlighted by the visitors of Turkey. The city, whose wealth and patronage supported its splendid architectural program, was dedicated to the mythological goddess, Artemis. Her enormous temple, once considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and rebuilt several times, in its laters form dates from the third century BC. The ruins also include a theater, gymnasium, agora and baths, as well as the Library of Celsus.

But before visiting Efes (Ephesus), you should visit Virgin Mary's House first, located on the top of  Bülbüldağı (Mt.

... Library of Celsus ...
Koressos). Tradition has it that, after the death of Christ, John brought the Virgin Mary to Ephesus where she is said to have spent her last days in that small house. Now a place of pilgrimage for Roman Catholics and a popular tourist site for all, the house has received the official sanction of Vatican, and a commemoration ceremony is held every year on August 15.

There is a lot of shops for souvenirs and books, travel guides etc. around Ephesus. Also, you can rent a virtual guide (like a radio) to explore the site by yourself. Virtual Guides provide info in a lot of languages.

I would like to share more photos, but unfortunately my battery was out of charge and we continued our photography with a mobile phone camera. It was the worst moment of this amazing week.

 

Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
... road to the Library of Celsus …
... road to the Library of Celsus…
... Library of Celsus ...
... Library of Celsus ...
Do you know that, the logo of Nike…
Do you know that, the logo of Nik…
... one of the archs ...
... one of the archs ...
... me @ the theatre ...
... me @ the theatre ...
... the theatre ...
... the theatre ...
... road to the ancient harbor ...
... road to the ancient harbor ...
Ephesus
photo by: EmyG