The Wonder of Ephesus in Turkey…in photos

 

Ephesus is located just outside the city of Kusadasi in beautiful Turkey.  It is one of the most amazing sights in the world, as it is has been a major city for THREE of the world’s most well-known civilizations, the Persians, Greeks and Romans.  There is a great variety of buildings and sculptures at the location because of these three civilizations.  One of the coolest parts about our trip was that we were allowed to wander through the ruins and experience them up close and personal!  Here are a few of our favourite photos from Ephesus:

Ephesus - Building Carvings

Ephesus - Pillars

Ephesus - Pillar Tops

Decorative Pillar tops

Ephesus - Medical Sign

The Sign for the Medical Building.

Ephesus - Greek lettering in Stones

Greek Lettering in Stones

Ephesus - Nike Statue

Carving of the Greek Goddess Nike.

Ephesus - Marble Road

The Marble “Roadway”

Ephesus - Decorated Floor

Decorated Marble floors of the Nobilities’ houses.

Ephesus - Toilets

The original “flush” toilets!

Ephesus - Ephesus Theater

Ephesus Theater

Ephesus - Temple of Hadrian

Temple of Hadrian

Ephesus - Library

The Library Facade

 

Is this location on your bucket list?  What is the best ancient location you have seen?

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6 Responses to The Wonder of Ephesus in Turkey…in photos

  1. Ruins have always fascinated me.. I’ve only been to the ones in Central America so far and Ephesus is quite different… Amazing how much detail is still standing today. Excellent photos!
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    Escaping Abroad December 10, 2012 at 7:05 pm Reply
    • Thanks for your kind words James. We also LOVE ruins. We are jealous to hear that you got to see some in Central America. Ephesus is quite amazing, and you get to walk in the ruins (for now). We hope you get the chance to be there someday soon!

      evan&tracy December 18, 2012 at 6:47 pm Reply
  2. Never been to Turkey, but being able to explore the ruins was a great experience I guess. Great photos guys. I’m pretty jealous!
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    Agness December 13, 2012 at 12:03 pm Reply
    • Thanks Agness,

      If you have the chance we highly recommend you make your way to Ephesus. The ruins are quite the sight to see!

      evan&tracy December 18, 2012 at 6:55 pm Reply
  3. The man who Croesus employed to design and construct the temple is thought to have been called Theodorus, although little documentation of this exists today.
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    Candice Michelle December 14, 2012 at 12:48 am Reply
    • Hi Candice,

      We did not know this. Thanks for filling us in, as it is always good to learn new things about some of the great sights we have visited!

      evan&tracy December 18, 2012 at 6:57 pm Reply

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