Ephesus, which has always played an important role in civilization, science, culture and the arts throughout the history since 5000 BC, was one of the most important centers of the ancient world.

It was the main gate between the East and the West (Asia and Europe) and was an important seaport. It became the most important political and trading center of its era due to this position and became the capital of the Asia state during the Ancient Rome Period.

The presence of the Temple of Artemis, which was built based on the ancient mother goddess (Kybele) customs and which is one of the seven wonders of the world, in Ephesus increases the importance of the city.

was a Greek temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis and is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was located in Ephesus (near the modern town of Selçuk in pres Matchless civilization center of the archaic age; Ephesus is still an important tourism center, with approximately 1,5 million visitors in a year. Thanks to the ongoing excavations for longer than 100 years in the city, on one hand, scientific results that add new angles to the history of Ephesus and the Anatolian archeology are obtained, on the other hand, important exposited structures and monuments are restored and landscaped.

In the Ephesus Archeological Site, you can see unique architectural works like the Library of Celcus, Terrace Houses and Theatre to witness the archaic age.

Ephesus Archeological Site


Summer Opening Time: 08.00 AM


Summer Opening Time: 07.00 PM


Winter Opening Time: 08.00 AM


Winter Closing Time: 05.00 PM

Closed Days: None

Entrance Fee: 30 TL

With Museum Pass, you can visit 2 times in a year; with Museum Pass+ you can visit indefinitely.

Address: Ephesus Archeological Site, Selçuk/İzmir

E-Mail: iktm35@kulturturizm.gov.tr

Phone Number: +90 (232) 483 51 17 / +90 (232) 483 62 16


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