Selcuk...The Site of Ephesus

Selcuk...The Site of Ephesus, Selcuk, Turkey (B)

As part of my two-week tour of Turkey with G Adventures, a budget National Geographic company, we stayed in Selçuk for two nights. Sadly, I knew nothing of Selçuk or of its many attractions. For that matter, I didn’t know much about Turkey except that people enjoy it, so I wanted to go.

Selçuk is a very popular tourist destination. During the shoulder season at the start of COVID, however, the city was rather quiet, which I enjoyed! While Selçuk features a variety of restaurants and shops on lovely streets and a smattering of ruins on the hill above town, it is best known for its proximity to Ephesus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

With all the attractions, Selçuk definitely warrants an overnight stay or perhaps even a weekend get-away. Below is a list of things to do while in Selçuk.

We stayed at Cenka Hotel which is budget friendly, but nothing to write home about. There are likely better options, but the price was right and the room was fine. As with most European rooms, it wasn’t large, but clean and comfy none-the less. The services were what were a bit lacking. The internet was spotty and dependent on room location.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Selcuk...The Site of Ephesus
Guide Location: Turkey » Selcuk
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Elizabeth Bankhead
Read it on Author's Website: https://etbtravelphotography.com/2020/05/22/selcuk-the-site-of-ephesus/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Ephesus
  • Cenka Hotel
  • TAT Café
  • Okumuslar Pide
  • Byzantine aqueduct
  • Isa Bey Mosque
  • Basilica of St. John the Apostle
  • Byzantine Fortress
  • 25,000 seat theater
  • Library of Celsus
  • Temple of Hadrian
  • Temple of Artemis
  • House of the Virgin Mary