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Ephesus Ancient City

The great ancient city of Ephesus was originally Greek, and later Roman.

It dates as far back as the 10th Century BC and as legends suggests. It was founded on the same place where the oracle of Delphi became reality.

During its highest popularity time, it is believed the population of Ephesus was over 250,000 making it one of the largest cities around the Mediterranean sea.

Importance of Ephesus Ancient City

It was also a large trading and shipping hub, however when the harbour silted and dried. It was the start of the demise of the ancient city. An estimated 20% of the ancient city is said to have been excavated, however the main sites contained within, enable the visitor to appreciate its grandeur.

Ephesus Ancient City
Ephesus Ancient City

The Library of Celsus, Great Amphitheatre, Gate of Augustus, Temples of Hadrian & Domitian, as well as the Odeon can all be seen at Ephesus ancient city. It was one of the seven churches of Asia region, and referenced in the Book of Revelations. The Gospel of John may have also been written here.

Originally, the ancient city was built by Greeks and later conquered by Roman Empire. For a long time it was the second largest city of Roman Empire after the Rome itself.

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Selcuk – Fethiye via Pamukkale with Alaturka Bus

Alaturka Bus departs from Selcuk or Kusadasi everyday visits Pamukkale on the way and drops customers to Fethiye and goes both direction Door to Door.

Selcuk/Kusadasi to Fethiye via Pamukkale

Duration Departs Pick-up from Kusadası Pick-up from Selçuk Tour Starts Tour Ends
1 Day Everyday 8.15am 8.45am 9.00am 5.00pm

Fethiye to Selcuk/Kusadasi via Pamukkale

Duration Departs Season Pick-up from Fethiye Tour Ends
1 Day Everyday June 1 to Sept 30 8.45am 19.30pm

Meaning ‘Cotton Castle’ in Turkish, you will understand why when you see this magical natural masterpiece. Forming over hundreds of thousands of years, the travertine pools cascade down the hillside, and have been visited by many famous people. Considered to possess healing qualities, visitors can enter the pools. It is now listed as a World Heritage Site.


Hierapolis-Ancient-City-TourHierapolis Ancient City

Perched above the travertines of Pamukkale sit the ancient ruined city of Hierapolis. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, there is not a lot known about its origin. Pamukkale’s hot springs gave this city life, as people had been curing their ailments in the ‘spa’ since the 2nd Century BC. Situated onsite is a large Necropolis filled with Sarcophagi, including that os the great Marcus Aurelius Ammianos.
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