Ephesus ancient city meets sea again

Famous for its massive theater and ancient library, Ephesus continues to be a leader for Turkey’s tourism industry, having attracted over 1 million foreign and domestic tourists between January and August. The ancient city of Ephesus, one of the premier tourist sites in Turkey readies to have a harbor on the Aegean coast again. Ephesus […]

Turkey’s Ephesus added to UNESCO World Heritage list

The ancient city of Ephesus in western Turkey has been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List following a vote in Bonn on July 5. The move came just a day after Diyarbakir’s wall and its nearby Hevsel Gardens were added to the list as well. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Permanent Representative of Turkey to UNESCO […]

History of Ephesus

According to the old legends, Ephesus was founded by the female warriors known as the Amazons. The name of the city is thought to have been derived from “APASAS”, the name of a city in the “KINGDOM OF ARZAWA” meaning the “city of the Mother Goddess”.Ephesus was inhabited from the end of the Bronze Age onwards, […]