Tips on What to See and Do in Ephesus, Turkey
It’s the ancient city in Turkey where breezes carry the imagined laughter and chatter of Romans bartering with shopkeepers among centuries-old marble stalls.
Ephesus also holds a key role in Christian history. It’s also believed the Virgin Mary lived out her later years in a small stone house in Ephesus.
Here’s our comprehensive guide on what to see in Ephesus, along with practical insider tips for visiting the ruins of Ephesus, Turkey.
Baths of Varius
Built with finely cut marble blocks, they comprise a frigidarium, tepidarium and caldarium, representing cold, warm and hot baths, respectively.
Lined with columns, shops, statues, fountains, terraced houses and monuments, it was a vibrant hub and ceremonial route in honor of the Greek Goddess Artemis.
You’ll see a marble relief of Nike, the Greek goddess of victory, dating back to the 1st/2nd century AD.
THE NYMPHAEUM TRAIANI
This monumental fountain, with a magnificently carved marble façade, was built between 102 and 114 AD.
It was a large hall, about 174 feet long and perhaps 16 feet deep, with a row of shops and workshops behind it.
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