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.