Selcuk Things to Do Tips by denizkizi
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There's an open air locomotive museum in a small village called Camlik near Selcuk. Camlik is 6kms away from Selcuk. The museum has one of the largest steam engines collection in Europe. There are 30 steam locomotives that were manufactured in Germany, Britain, France, the United States, Sweden and Czechoslovakia. The museum incorporates the old Camlik station which was built in 1885 and still has the original repair shop, hydraulic press, and rails.
If you are a lover of steam locomotives, I strongly advice to visit the Camlik Steam Locomotive Museum when you are in Turkey.
8kms. away from Selcuk. You can go there either by taking scheduled minibus (dolmush) or by taking taxi. Dolmushes are every half an hour until 8.30pm.
The village is a perfect synthesis of Turk-Greek culture as of the 1920's: after the Independence War, people exchange between Greek and Turks has occurred and all those typical Greek houses, though they kept their original outside characteristics, have received the local layout inside.
As the village is located on the top of a mountain, anyone will enjoy the impressive wine yards' and peach trees' views on his way.
Most famous with it's local wine and olive oil.
Directions: 8kms from Selcuk, 10kms from Ephesus. You can even walk there! Actually you can walk down to Selcuk. I did with friends, it was one of the most enjoyable day in my life! :-)
There's not much to see in the castle but the view is quite nice from inside. Although the castle was built in Byzantine times, most of the remains are from the Selçuk and Ottoman period.
It's known as a symbol of Selcuk.
Directions: You can see from everywhere :)
Ruins are settled on the hill in the center of the city. The scene of sunset from St. John Church is amazing.
Until 2nd century A.D. and according to the Christian legend St. John has lived on this hill and burried here when he died. First of all a monument was built over it. Later on in the 4th. century A.D. around this monument a church was built. The building is the most magnificient one in Ephesus in the Byzantine Period. The church is cross shape.
Directions: In the middle of the town you can see the sign also...
It is settled on the top of the Mount B?lb?l and it is one of the most important works or art of Cristianity. The story of Virgin Mary is as follows:St. John comes to Ephesus with Virgin Mary because Jesus had entrusted His mother to St. Joh just before He had been crucified. Virgin Mary lives the rest of her life here and dies here. Moreover a nun named Katherina Emmerich describes this place in every detail when she is in a trance state, although she had not gone abroad from Germany. The priests searched for this place and found it.
In fact the house of Virgin Mary is the place where there is a small Byzantine church. Since the Moslems consider the House of Virgin Mary to be sacred, namaz can be performed in the room in the south. After Pope Paul the Sixth visited Ephesus in 1967, the religious ceremonies which were held every year attrack great attention and are watched by a quite crowded visitor group.
Directions: You can reach to Mary's House by the road that turns right on the 2nd km of Selcuk-Aydin motorway, 9kms far from the town. You can go there by taxies or with your car.
Ephesus... is one of the biggest and most beautiful ancient city in the world. You can see my "Ephesus" page for more info. I just want to say you probably spend 3-4 hours to visit there. If you go on summer, which is too hot but best time to go, it's better if you go earliest time in the morning. Otherwise it's getting more and more hot!
Address: 3 kms to Selcuk.
Directions: On the 2nd km of Selcuk - Kusadasi road.
Isabey Mosque is the last memorial work of art left by those civilizations that came and went through Ephesus. This great mosque was built on the side of the hill where Ayasuluk Castle and St. John's Church are located. In early times Isabey Mosque attracted large crowds and was built between Christian and idolatrous centers of worship.
Because of its topographical situation the north and east faces were planted in the hillside. For this reason its stateliness and splendor are more noticeable on its western side. The building measures 51 by 57 m, nearly square. The great western door is decorated with stalactite-type figures and has an inscription of dedication.
One of the 7 wonders of ancient world....
Directions: On the way to Kusadasi, on the right hand side.
There are articafts from Mycenaean, Archaic, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Turkish times. One of the most important and richest museum in Turkey.
Address: Atatürk Mahallesi, Kuþadasý Caddesi, Selçuk
Directions: It's almost in the center of the city.
Other Contact: Fax: +90 232 8927002
Phone: +90 232 8926010
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