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Ephesus Ancient City

The foundation of the ancient city of Selçuk district of Izmir dates back to 6000 BC. The main reasons why it became the largest city in the world after christ are the fertile soil, the port connecting the eastern and western regions of the world, and the commercial routes are close to this city.

Its greatest rise was experienced after it was annexed to the Roman Empire in 129 BC and became the largest metropolis.

The ancient city of Ephesus, which was included in the World Heritage Tentative List by UNESCO in 1994, was later registered as a World Heritage Site in 2015.

Among the most important features of the Ancient City of Ephesus; one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Temple of Artemis, the Celsus Library, the world's largest ancient theatre (approximately 25,000 people), the Seven Sleepers, and the House of The Virgin Mary are located.

The ancient City of Ephesus can be visited easily throughout the year. You need to allocate 2-3 hours for the tour. If you are also going to visit the ancient sites around the ancient city of Ephesus, you can spend 4-5 hours here.

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