Ephesus Archaeological Museum, Izmir

Ephesus Archaeological Museum, Izmir - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Atatürk Mah. Uğur Mumcu sevgi yolu, İzmir /selçuk, Turkey

Phone: +90-2328926011

Ticket Price: 30 TRY

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

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About Ephesus Archaeological Museum, Izmir

This archaeological museum has an elaborate collection of about 50,000 exhibits belonging to diverse periods like Miken, Archaic, Roman, Byzantine and Turkish. The museum is divided into two sections Archaeological and ethnographic and is spread over six exhibition rooms. The most interesting items include the Myken vases found at Ayasoluk Hill, pieces from temple of Artemis, a tomb from the Belevi Mausoleum, two statues of Artemis, an embossed image of Theodosius from Hadrian Temple. There are also many statues and portraits from early Christianity.

The ethnographic section is set up in a way depicting the daily life during the Ottoman and Turkish Empire. There is also a rare collection of artefacts, mosaics and statues.

Ephesus Archaeological Museum Information

  • Online ticket booking is available.
  • Audio guide is available.

Ephesus Archaeological Museum Ticket Prices

  • The audio guide has separate charges of 15TL.

How To reach Ephesus Archaeological Museum by Public Transport

  • Bus
  • Taxi

Restaurants Near Ephesus Archaeological Museum

  • Nur Restaurant

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  • Good morning, I was in Turkey for years. I have very good memories, one of them is a sculpture of a human head with gagged mouth, blindfolded and a bird flying above the top. I do not speak Turkish, I do not understand, but the sculpture said everything. If I remember correctly it is in Selçuk. I have lost the photograph I made to this sculpture, Please, would you be so kind as to tell me if you know what sculpture I mean and who is its author? Many thanks.

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  • Open air and huge area. Amazing place and you have to visit it if you go to Turkey. Bring your hat/umbrella and light jacket in case of raining.

  • I got to the South gate early (about 8:30am)and had the first hour to myself. Ephesus is a must see if you are in the south east of Turkey! I stayed in Selçuk a very nice city to roam around in itself. I chose to wall to the south gate as it is so close, if you are not much of a walker a dolmus from the bus station is easy and only 3 lira. I spent nearly 2hours in Ephesus but it can be done in 1hour if necessary.

  • Ephesus became an important port city in the 6th century BC. The city extended around where the Temple of Artemis stands today. During the 4th century BC, Ephesus was completely flooded by the sea! For this, a new city was built (where it stands today) between two hills Preon and Pion. At Ephesus’s peak times, during the 2nd century AD, the city consisted of 200.000 citizens and 25.000 slaves! It is stunning to know that the excavated city represents no more than %12 of the city. Though Ephesus was first established as a port it is today 3 miles away from sea due to silting. One last word concerns the magnificent library. The interior of the library measures approximately 11 by 17 meters and is covered with decorative marble and once held nearly 12,000 scrolls! It was built about 110 B.C. by Gaius Julius Aquila in memory of his father, Celcus (hence the name Celcus Library). Finally, as the ruins of Ephesus are about 2 km long, it would generally take about 2 hours to walk through. However, the tour may require longer depending on your interests and the traffic in front of you. We left Ephesus with wonderful memories. Instagram @profnasr

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  • A must visit place in Turkey itinerary. Rich in history with most parts of the greeko-roman city been excavated. House of Virgin Mary, mosque etc are all wonderful.

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