The Aegean Coast is an amazing area to visit with so much on offer to see and do. Most people stay in this part of the country to see the splendours of Ephesus and Pamukkale.
Ephesus is a 15 minute drive from the bustling resort of Kusadasi. This huge vast area was founded between 1500-1000 B.C and had a population of more than 250,000 in the 1st century BC. It was the second largest city in the Roman Empire. Only a quarter of Ephesus has been uncovered and it is full of stunning ruins. The architecture is simply breathtaking. Ephesus is home to many important historic buildings.
The Celsus Library is the first ever 2 storey building and held 14,000 scrolls.
The Grand Theatre had an estimated 25,000 seating capacity. It is said to be the largest outdoor theatre in the ancient world. It was home to many gladiator fights and taking a seat in this arena gives you a real feel of what the atmosphere must have been like.
The Temple of Artemis is now one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World. Only foundations and fragments of the temple remain. The whole temple apart from the roof was made of marble for the Greek Goddess Artemis who was said to be the fertility God (and also know as the Lady of Ephesus).
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