Top Historical Places in Selcuk

Are you looking to explore the history of Selcuk through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Selcuk including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Selcuk. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Selcuk ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Selcuk, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Selcuk for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Selcuk with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Ancient City Of Ephesus

    Library, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Theatre

    Take a tour into the world spanning 2000 year back! Yes, that’s how the city of Ephesus is described. A visit to this ancient city let you feel the lifestyle that used to exists during the glorious days of Greece and Rome. The journey usually starts from the southern entrance called Magnesia Gate. Start walking down the hill and you will get to see some of the marvelous remaining of this ...Read more
  2. The Terrace Houses

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    The Terrace Houses

    Historical Site

    Located on the hills, opposite to the Hadrian Temple is the famous Terrace Houses of Ephesus. Also known as the Houses of the rich, displays the royal lifestyle followed during the Roman period. It was built according to Hippodamian plan of the city where every street transects at every angle. The houses had six residential units built on three terraces at the edge of the slope of Bulbul Mounta...Read more
  3. Ephesus Museum

    Museum, Historical Site, Fountain, Tomb

    Visit this museum to see some of the unique and remarkable archeological treasures that were discovered while excavating Ephesus and Claros. It is said to be the most significant local museum of Turkey. The entire museum is divided into many sections: Hall of the Terrace Houses Findings Hall of the Fountain Findings Hall of the New and Small Findings Great Courtyard Hall of the Tomb Findings H...Read more
  4. Sirince Village

    Outdoors, Village, Historical Site

    An half an hour drive from east of Selcuk will take you to a beautiful picturesque old village of Turkey, named Sirince village. Most of the houses of this village were built in 19th century or earlier that that. At that time, it was predominantly a Greek village and you can make out from the structure of the houses with old red stone tiled roofs, the churches and monasteries that still exist i...Read more
  5. The Basilica Of Saint John

    Religious Site, Cathedral , Tomb

    Visit the stunning ruins of the Byzantine Church of St. John, built on the grave of over the tomb of St John the Evangelist. Located on the slopes of Ayasoluk Hill, the legend says that St John spent last days of his life in this location. However, in the later century, the church faced many earthquakes and destruction due to Arab invasion and the downfall of Ephesus. Thereafter, the ruined chu...Read more
  6. Temple Of Hadrian

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    Temple Of Hadrian

    Religious Site, Temple, Archaeological Site

    It is one of the beautiful historical and well preserved structures on Curetes street, within the city of Ephesus, connecting the Celsus library and the Gate of Hercules. The striking feature of the temple is the four Corinthian columns of the facade that supports the curved arch. In the middle of the arch is the relief of Tyche, goddess of victory. You might notice elements of modern building ...Read more
  7. Curetes Street

    Historical Site, Monument, Fountain

    It is one of the three main streets within the city of Ephesus, lies between the Celsus library and the Hercules Gate. History says, the street got its name from the priests who were called as Curetes. Along the street, there were numerous columns, fountains, monuments, shops and stature on both sides of the streets. However, most of the construction was destroyed because of the number of earth...Read more
  8. Ayasuluk Fortress

    Mosque, Castle, Historical Site, Hill

    Situated on Ayasuluk Hills, visit the best achievement of Ephesus city called Ayasuluk Fortress. However, the complete fortress faced destructions due to natural calamities and invasions of the outsiders. With excavation work that went for nearly 5 years ultimately led to the discovery of this magnificent castle. Some of the belongings founded during excavation dates back to years when the firs...Read more
  9. Brothel

    Historical Site, Statue

    Located within the famous city of Ephesus, this colonnade located on the corner of the famous Curetes street of the city with the Marble Street was popularly known as Brothel. The place was given this name because during excavation a statue of Priapus was uncovered from this site. This statue can now be seen in the Ephesus museum. This site used to have two entrances, one from the Marble Street...Read more
  10. Trajan's Fountain

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    Trajan's Fountain

    Historical Site, Statue, Fountain

    On the northern side of Curetes Street, you can see the famous fountain build in 2nd century AD and is known as Trajan’s Fountain. The fountain was built for the honor of the Emperor of Trajan. In the central niche of the facade stood the colossal statue of Trajan, over the pool. Before, the water used to flow from the pedestal of the statue to the fountain. At present, only a single foot...Read more
  11. Crisler Library

    Library, Educational Site, Archaeological Site

    If you are keen to know more about Ephesus city, visit this library. The library was created by the archeologist, named B. CobbeyCrisler. The Crisler library houses every information and document related to the history of Ephesus city. The library also has information related to classical, biblical and Islamic history. Sometimes, lecture programs are organized in the library for the archeologic...Read more