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Top Landmarks in Ephesus

The most important places in Ephesus; Temple of Artemis, St. John's Basilica, Isa Bey Mosque, Seven Sleepers Cave, Ephesus Museum, Ayasuluk Castle and House of Virgin Mary. You can reach more detailed information with the interactive map of Ephesus below.

Top Landmarks in Ephesus
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    The Virgin Mary House

    House of Virgin Mary, which is declared an official pilgrimage center for the Christian world, to become tens of thousands of Catholic Christian pilgrims.

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    The State Agora

    The ruins that can be seen today, one of the two most important rendezvous spots in Ephesus, were once the state agora, dating from the first century.

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    Basilica Stoa

    During it's day it was considered to be one of the most magnificent buildings in Ephesus.

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    Odeon, Ephesus

    The Odeon, built into the south slope of Panayır Dağı, is like a small theater. Its location north of the state agora and next to the prytaneion suggests that it also fulfilled the function of a bouleuterion (meeting place of the council of elders, or senate).

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    Ephesus Prytaneion

    After the Temple of Artemis, the prytaneion, to the northwest of the state agora, was the most important structure in the city. The holy fire of Hestia burned continuously in it.

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    Ephesus

    Ephesus which was established as a port, was used to be the most important commercial centre. It played a great role in the ancient times with its strategic location. Ephesus is located on a very fertile valley.

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    Sacred Way at Ephesus

    The Road between the Prytaneum and the Square of Domitianus was known as the Sacred Walkway.

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    Domitian Square

    Domitian Temple gave this area its name. It was the first temple to be built in the name of an emperor (81 - 96A.D.) and located next to the Domitian Square. The Polio Fountain and Memmius Monument stands opposite of each other.

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    The Gate of Hercules

    The door of Hercules. This is the most beautiful photo point of Ephesus. The door of Hercules is a gate with two columns. Hercules mad with god chief Zeus' Hera and then killed his wife and child wanted to chop his own soul, but his friends had stopped.

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    Fountain of Trajan

    It was constructed for the honor of Emperor Trajan, and the statue of Trajan stood in the central niche on the facade overlooking the pool.

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    Public Baths

    The bath was a large part of communal life in the Roman Empire, much like a community center.

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    Temple Hadrian

    The facade of the temple has four Corinthian columns supporting a curved arch, in the middle of which contains a relief of Tyche, goddess of victory.

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    Latrines Ephesus

    In the centre, there is an uncovered pool and the toilets are aligned along the walls.

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    Terrace House

    Also called as "the houses of rich", important for the reason give us information about family life during the Roman period. They were built according to the Hippodamian plan of the city in which roads transected each other at right angels.

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    Library of Celsus

    This library is one of the most beautiful structures in Ephesus. It was built in 117 A.D. It was a monumental tomb for Gaius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus, the governor of the province of Asia.

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    The State Agora

    The ruins that can be seen today, one of the two most important rendezvous spots in Ephesus, were once the state agora, dating from the first century.

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    Ephesus Harbor Road

    It is the road starting form the great theatre to the Celsus Library, which is the portion of the sacred way that leads past Panayirdagi to the Temple of Artemis.

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    Great Theatre in Ephesus

    This is the most magnificent structure in Ephesus ancient city. The Great Theatre is located on the slope of Panayir Hill, opposite the Harbor Street, and easily seen when entering from the south entrance to Ephesus.

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