Ephesus Photo Tour
After our quick stop in Izmir, we took the train to Selcuk to visit Ephesus. The ruins of Ephesus was something Andy mentioned wanting to see while we were in Turkey for our honeymoon. I didn’t really know anything about the ancient city, and I had really only seen one picture, so I had no idea what to expect. It turns out this was one of my favorite parts of our trip to Turkey.
I wanted to give you a photo tour of this wonderful historic site. When a place is not only beautiful to look at, but oozes with history, I’m hooked. I took over 400 pictures, if that tells you anything. I could feel the history seeping out of every single rock, and there were moments when I just stood and stared, trying to imagine what it must have been like a couple thousand years ago.
It took us a little over three hours to walk through the ruins, and another 15 minutes to walk back down to the bottom entrance where the mini buses drop off and pick up. From the town of Selcuk, Ephesus is only a five minute mini bus ride away and costs 2.50TL (a little over 1 euro or US$1.40) per person each way. The entrance fee is 25TL (about 10.65 euro or US$14) per person.
September 21, 2012 @ 8:13 AM
Ah great photos. Lucky you were there during a nice sunny day. The time I went it was cloudy an then poured on us & was a mess. It’s an amazing place to visit though… so beautiful.
September 21, 2012 @ 2:53 PM
Thanks Jaime! It was sunny and a bit hot. So sorry the weather was bad when you were there, that sucks!
September 21, 2012 @ 1:19 PM
This looks like a fascinating and beautiful site. I’ve only seen anything similar in Jordan. Need to get out to more of these sites in Turkey next time.
September 21, 2012 @ 2:56 PM
It was amazing, absolutely loved it! Turkey is such a great country, though Jordan sounds like a beautiful country too.
September 27, 2012 @ 9:09 AM
Ephesus is definitely on my list of things to do next time we go to Turkey. Great photos, you had such a nice day for it!
September 27, 2012 @ 9:20 AM
Thanks! Ephesus was amazing, you should really make it a priority next time you’re in Turkey.
September 29, 2012 @ 6:02 PM
Very pretty photos! My first experience with Roman ruins was at the Forum in Rome. Don’t get me wrong – those are gorgeous – but I like visiting ruins where there are far fewer people. These look like they have about a third of the crowds of those in Rome.
September 30, 2012 @ 12:18 AM
Thanks! Well, there were definitely crowds, but most were with tour groups, so we would just sit down and wait a bit until the tour group moved on, and then we had that section almost entirely to ourselves. Definitely worth a visit.