Selcuk is a fascinating destination with access to incredible ancient sites. It’s a great base for exploration in Central Aegean Turkey. Travelers to this destination can utilize Adnan Menderes Airport
to the north in Izmir and make the final 55km journey over the road.
Selcuk garners much of its popularity from its close proximity to the ancient Roman city of Ephesus. Incredible remains can be explored here, including the Celsus Library, the Temple of Artemis – one of the ancient wonders of the world, and the 24,000-seat Great Theatre
. Catholic pilgrimages are done to such sites as the House of the Virgin Mary, and the Cave of the Seven Sleepers carries an incredible tale of religious significance. Within the city of Selcuk itself, the center hosts the Byzantine citadel, the remains of St. John Basilica, and the Museum of Ephesus
. Venturing further out of the city is the village of Sirince, offering a countryside feel with wine and views of olive and peach trees.
Be sure to check out the interactive map of Selcuk for information on hotel locations, attractions, and must-see destinations.