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How to arrive Selcuk – Ephesus in 2019

From Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport to Selcuk

Trains from Airport to Selcuk

You can take the train from the city center or from the Airport to Selcuk. There is a train station next to the airport. Here is the train timetable valid after 1 January 2019.

It takes around 1 hour from Airport to Selcuk, and 1 hour 20 minutes from Izmir city center Basmane. It costs around 7 TL

Here is an easier table:

Depart From Basmane 07:42 08:53 11:30 13:41 15:30 16:41 17:54 19:30
Depart From Airport 08:06 09:18 11:55 14:06 15:55 17:06 18:19 19:55
Arrive to Selcuk 09:09 10:17 12:53 15:03 16:55 18:05 19:20 20:56

Shared Shuttle Busses from Airport to Selcuk / Kusadasi

Most of the time there are shuttle buses departing from airport to going Selcuk & Kusadasi. It takes around 1 hour and costs 25 TL. The shuttle waits in front of the exit door.

Private Transportation Service from Airport to Selcuk hotel

Also, if you want to get to your Hotel Ephesus Palace faster and easier we can arrange a private shuttle service for you. Just contact us here.

 

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Ephesus Ancient City

The great ancient city of Ephesus was originally Greek, and later Roman.

It dates as far back as the 10th Century BC and as legends suggests. It was founded on the same place where the oracle of Delphi became reality.

During its highest popularity time, it is believed the population of Ephesus was over 250,000 making it one of the largest cities around the Mediterranean sea.

Importance of Ephesus Ancient City

It was also a large trading and shipping hub, however when the harbour silted and dried. It was the start of the demise of the ancient city. An estimated 20% of the ancient city is said to have been excavated, however the main sites contained within, enable the visitor to appreciate its grandeur.

Ephesus Ancient City
Ephesus Ancient City

The Library of Celsus, Great Amphitheatre, Gate of Augustus, Temples of Hadrian & Domitian, as well as the Odeon can all be seen at Ephesus ancient city. It was one of the seven churches of Asia region, and referenced in the Book of Revelations. The Gospel of John may have also been written here.

Originally, the ancient city was built by Greeks and later conquered by Roman Empire. For a long time it was the second largest city of Roman Empire after the Rome itself.

If you are planning to visit this gorgeus ancient city, then consider staying at our hotel. Check out our rooms here.

For more information Wikipedia.