How do we do Excursions to Ephesus from Izmir?
We start the day early in the morning. On our website
(www.gezenthi.com) we have several opportunities to participate in the Tour de ephesus. If you want to visit only the ancient city of Ephesus, please click on this link for get there. We also have some ephesus tours from izmir, mixes. As Ephesus + Artemis Temple + House of Virgin Mary or Ephesus + House of Virgin Mary + Typical Town….
What is there to visit around Ephesus? Izmir city supports several city towns. One of these towns is called Selcuk. In the town of Selcuk, we can find the ancient city of Ephesus, the temple of Artemis, the House of Santa Maria, the Isa Bey Mosque, the Basilica of Saint John, the typical village of Sirince, the Ephesus Museum.
Since the year 2015; The city of Ephesus, The House of Saint Mary, The Cave of the Seven Sleepers, The Basilica of San Juan, The Temple of Artemis are on the UNESCO list (UNESCO World Heritage) When you see this symbol that means a placemis on this list.
In the city of Ephesus, we can find 2 entrances. One low and the other high. The door high is called The Gate of Magnesia. Coming back to this gate, the city is leaning towards the lower door. For this reason, we choose to start the excursions to Ephesus from Izmir through this gate.
We visited all the important places and went out to the low gate. Because then The duration of this visit is one and a half hours, approximately 1.7 km. It we will cut.
Ephesus Museum in Selçuk, Izmir
Ephesus Museum, Ephesus and the Mycenaean, Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and near Ottoman alongside important works. Since the museum Ephesus is predominantly a museum displaying the works of an ancient city, prefers to display the works according to the places of the find instead of a chronological and typological exposition. Hall of Houses and Findings of the Yamaç House, Coin and Treasury Section, Hall of Tomb Findings, Hall of Ephesus Artemis, Hall of the Cult of the Emperor. In addition to these rooms, various architectural and sculptural works in garden decoration and in harmony.
Two large statues of Artemis, the head of Eros, the figure of Yunuslu Eros and the Socrates head are the world famous works of the Ephesus Museum. There are still approximately 64,000 works in the collections of the Ephesus Museum. increases with works and museum collections are enriched. With the idea of creating a "Room of New Findings" in the Ephesus Museum, these works are presented at the service of the scientific world and humanity in a short time. However, this room is not always is enough, it must be renewed in the light of the new findings in the rechargeable salons and according to the understanding of the contemporary museum. according to this understanding, in the new arrangement made in Yamaç Houses and House Findings Hall, to the display the groups of findings together, some of the medical tools and cosmetics, jewelry, weights, lighting tools, music and entertainment find and weave tools into the theme of daily life; statuettes are exhibited statues of emperors and gods, busts and furniture. A room known as Sala de Socrates of the Efes Yamaç Houses in a room of the room is arranged with mannequins photographic in its decoration consisting of frescoes, mosaics and various furniture.
New sections of the Museum were opened to visitors as a result of new arrangements in the museum, Ephesus and Selcuk;
1- Arasta and Hamam Section: In the section adjacent to the central garden of the museum, which forms integrity with the museum, commercial life and various crafts are exhibited live which are lost in the ancient Turkic villages. With the development and different kinds of grain milling system; mills that have an important place in local life related to agriculture; boilermaking and bead making; In the section where Turkish tents, ancient Turkish structure and 16th century Ottoman bath are on display they were also restored and evaluated in the exhibition area.
2- Ayasuluk Library: The museum restored an ancient Turkish structure (14th century) in the back street of the Ephesus Museum and a small library function was provided for the people of the district to read newspapers or books.
3- Museum for the visually impaired: one of the old shops in the lower agora of Ephesus was restored and turned into a museum for the visually impaired. In this The museum, which consists of two sections, exhibits copies and original works.