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Ancient Ephesus, located in the Aegean Cost of Turkey, is one of the most attractive, big and old tourist destinations in the world. Ancient Ephesus is visited by a million of tourists every year. It was the capital of Romans in Asia Minor 2000 years ago. After the excavations it became a huge open air museum where the most important Roman works and art can be seen. There are two gates in Ephesus; upper gate and lower gate. There is a gentle slope, so Ephesus tours start at the top gate and finish at the lower gate. Ephesus is in 20 minutes driving distance to a famous touristic seaboard city called Kusadasi and about 1 hour drive to Izmir which is the 3rd biggest city of Turkey. It is possible to travel to Ephesus via highway, sea road and railway. You will find basic information in our Ephesus Map page that we prepared for you before you visit Ephesus on your own or take your Ephesus tour. All the places located in the 3 main streets of Ephesus included in our Ephesus Map. You can have more information by clicking on the short descriptions of each place. For more information please also visit our Ephesus Blog and Ephesus Tours pages


Ephesus was an ancient port city whose well-preserved ruins are in modern-day Turkey. The city was once considered the most important Greek city and the most important trading center in the Mediterranean region. Throughout history, Ephesus survived multiple attacks and changed hands many times between conquerors