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Visiting Hours & Entry Fees for all sights in Ephesus 
Ephesus 
Ephesus was an ancient Greek city, and later a major Roman city, on the west coast of Asia Minor, near present-day Selçuk, Izmir Province, Turkey. It was one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League during the Classical Greek era.
 
Visiting Hours / Open everyday
April-October
Summer
Opening/Closing Time | 08:30 - 19:00
November-March
Winter
Opening/Closing Time | 08:00 - 17:00 
40.00 TL Entry Fee
 
Ephesus - The Terrace Houses
The houses built on the terraces on the slopes of Mount Koressos were inhabited by the wealthy families of the city. The peristyle houses surrounding courtyards were two-storied. Their floors were decorated with mosaics and their walls with marble panels and frescoes. 
 
Visiting Hours / Open everyday
April-October
Summer
Opening/Closing Time | 08:00 - 19:00
November-March
Winter
Opening/Closing Time | 08:00 - 17:00 
 
20.00 TL Entry Fee
 
St. John Basilica
The Basilica of St. John was a basilica in Ephesus. It was constructed by Justinian I in the 6th century. It stands over the believed burial site of John the Apostle. It was modeled after the now lost Church of the Holy Apostles in Constantinople.The basilica is on the slopes of Ayasoluk Hill just below the fortress near the center of Selçuk, Selçuk district, İzmir Province, Turkey and about 3.5 km (2.2 mi) from Ephesus.
 
Visiting Hours / Open everyday
April-October
Summer
Opening/Closing Time | 08:00 - 18:30
November-March
Winter
Opening/Closing Time | 08:00 - 17:00 
 
10.00 TL Entry Fee
 
 
Ephesus Archaeological Museum
Initially, a storage facility was established and artifacts unearthed during excavations and collected from the neighbourhood were brought here. Now houses a wealth of knowledge about life in Ephesus.
 
Visiting Hours / Open everyday
April-October
Summer
Opening/Closing Time | 08:30 - 18:30
November-March
Winter
Opening/Closing Time | 08:30 - 18:30 
10.00 TL Entry Fee
 
House of the Virgin Mary
The House of the Virgin Mary (Turkish: Meryem ana or Meryem Ana Evi, "Mother Mary's House") is a Catholic and Muslim shrine located on Mt. Koressos (Turkish: Bülbüldağı, "Mount Nightingale") in the vicinity of Ephesus, 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) from Selçuk in Turkey.
 
Visiting Hours / Open everyday
April-October
Summer
Opening/Closing Time | 08:0 - 19:00
November-March
Winter
Opening/Closing Time | 08:30 - 18:00 
20.00 TL Entry Fee
 
Temple of Artemis
The Temple of Artemis (Greek: Ἀρτεμίσιον, or Artemision), also known less precisely as the Temple of Diana, was a Greek temple dedicated to a goddess Greeks identified as Artemis and was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was located in Ephesus (near the modern town of Selçuk in present-day Turkey), and was completely rebuilt three times before its eventual destruction in 401.
 
Visiting Hours / Open everyday
April-October
Summer
Opening/Closing Time | 08:0 - 19:00
November-March
Winter
Opening/Closing Time | 08:30 - 18:00
FREE Entry Fee
 
The Cave of the Seven Sleepers
The Seven Sleepers, commonly called the "Seven Sleepers of Ephesus", refers to a group of Christian youths who hid inside a cave outside the city of Ephesus around 250 AD, to escape a persecution of Christians being conducted during the reign of the Roman emperor Decius. Another version is that Decius ordered them imprisoned in a closed cave to die there as punishment for being Christians. Having fallen asleep inside the cave, they purportedly awoke approximately 180 years later during the reign of Theodosius II, following which they were reportedly seen by the people of the now-Christian city before dying.
 
Visiting Hours / Open everyday
April-October
Summer
Opening/Closing Time | 08:0 - 19:00November-March
Winter
Opening/Closing Time | 08:30 - 18:00 
FREE Entry Fee
 
İsa Bey Mosque
The İsabey Mosque (Turkish: İsabey Camii), constructed in 1374-1375, is one of the oldest and most impressive works of architectural art remaining from the Anatolian beyliks. The mosque is situated on the skirts of the Ayasluğ Hills at Selçuk, İzmir.It was built by the architect Şamlı Dımışklıoğlu Ali in honor of the Aydinid İsa Bey. In the 19th century, it was also used as a caravanserai.
 
Visiting Hours / Open everyday
April-October
Summer 
Opening/Closing Time | 08:0 - 19:00
November-March
Winter Opening/Closing Time | 08:30 - 18:00 
 
FREE Entry Fee

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Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus (Greek: Τιβέριος Ιούλιος Κέλσος Πολεμαιανός, Tibérios Ioúlios Kélsos Polemaianós) commonly known as Celsus (ca. 45 – before ca. 120) was an Ancient Greek Roman citizen who became a Roman senator, and served as a Roman consul in 92 and governor of Asia (105–107). Celsus Polemaeanus was a wealthy and popular citizen and benefactor of Ephesus, and was buried in a sarcophagus beneath the famous Library of Celsus, which was built as a mausoleum in his honor by his son Tiberius Julius Aquila Polemaeanus.
Biography
The Library of Celsus, which was founded by Celsus who is buried in a sarcophagus beneath the library.
He was born ca. 45 to a family of Greek origin in either Ephesus or Sardis. His family were priests in Rome and were originally from Sardis in Asia Minor.
They had been granted Roman citizenship, and some of them held official positions in the service of the Roman Empire. In 69, during the Year of the Four Emperors, when Celsus was launching his equestrian career, he and his legion acclaimed Vespasian emperor. After Vespasian solidified his control of the Empire, he rewarded Celsus by raising him to the senatorial class.
Celsus went on to hold the highest position open to Roman senatorial aristocrats, becoming suffect consul in 92. In 105, he was named proconsular governor of the Roman province of Asia by the Emperor Trajan
Library of Celsus
The Library of Celsus in Ephesus was built to honor Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus after his death. He paid for the library from his own personal wealth, and bequeathed a large sum of money for its construction which was carried out by his son Julius Aquila Polemaeanus.
The library was built to store 12,000 scrolls and to serve as a monumental tomb for Celsus, being both a crypt containing his sarcophagus and a sepulchral monument to his memory.
The library collapsed after Ephesus was deserted but its façade was restored by an Austrian archaeology foundation in the 1970s.
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Illustrated novel of a family on Mount Latmos
Mount Latmos - Latmos wedding
Taking advantage of these 160 paintings, their details and the comments of Peschlow on some paintings, we have constructed an “illustrated novel.” Let’s evaluate this construction together:
The first ornament (1a) is one of two ornaments next to one depicting a “couple making love” that we will see later. We called this first ornament “Latmos Mountain” based on the natural environment of the couple.
According to Peschlow, the painting that we placed between these two drawings must have been a temple, the pantheon of Latmos (1b), due to the fact that their head and hair were different from the other human drawings, the natural features of the cave and an altar pit at its entrance. Those in the paintings must have been the gods of air and water.
The third ornament (1c), the first known ancestor of the “Meander” motif, depicts the Greater Menderes, in our opinion.
In the second row, we randomly chose the man on the left (2a) and the woman on the right (2b) from 500 other human figures to play the leading roles in our illustrated novel.
Peschlow defines the first painting as the “oldest known wedding painting in history” (3a). The painting especially highlights a couple getting married in the middle. It depicts men between three-woman groups.
We don’t know if it is necessary to comment on the second painting in the same row (3b). Is it possible to think that this painting, which was found one year before the wedding painting and could absolutely be described by folklore researchers as the “oldest known horon dance painting,” depicts something other than “dancing during a ritual?”
In the beginning of the fourth row, a couple is seen hugging each other, most probably making love (4a). The Meander motif, featuring the Latmos Mountain and the Greater Menderes River, are drawn right next to this couple.
Going a step further, can we assume that the couple is blessed by the gods of air and water as well as the natural environment where they are making love?
Then there is an abstract painting. According to Peschlow, a woman’s breasts and sexual organ are shown here (4b). In this abstract painting, two rounds on the top depict the woman’s breasts, while the ellipse shape depicts her sexual organ.
Well, what are the meanings of two rounds below and the line inside the ellipse? Looking at the “phallus” and “testicles” of a man, can’t we say that it depicts a fertilization process?
Might it not be the oldest known “hieros gamos” (divine marriage)?
In the last painting of the same row (4c), the leading actor is depicted in a different way. No male sexual organ, or phallus, is seen in the photos of the men. There is phallus in a woman here! It is hard to say that this is a “hermaphrodite” because another fact draws our attention in the painting. Does the thick line in her belly depict the woman becoming pregnant after sexual intercourse with the man?
In the first painting in the fifth row (5a), is it possible to claim that it depicts anything but a family of a mother, father and daughter? We don’t think so. Aren’t the concepts of “family” and “head of family” depicted very well with the man embracing his wife and daughter with open arms?
In the last painting in the same row (5b), isn’t it clear that the mother is playing with her daughter, throwing her up high in the air?
Since there are wave-like ornaments next to the mother-daughter painting, can we say that this story is set on the coast of a sea or lake?
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Ephesus Tours in Turkey, Ephesus

No Frills Ephesus Tours has been operating as a specialist in Ephesus Tours for 7 years now. Run by an Australian-Turkish couple, Fodor’s Guide described the service as “reasonably-priced tours focus exclusively on the sites, with zero stops at tourist-fleecing carpet factories”. It’s hard not to find this recommendation alone a compelling reason to try this company.

No Frills’ clients range from independent travellers to cruise ship customers from all over the globe. Customers are mainly native English speakers although they also offer private tours in other languages including French, Spanish, Italian, and German. The experienced guides understand that Ephesus is often a ‘bucket list’ adventure for most people so quality time and not being rushed at the sites is important. The company’s customers seek us out because, according to Chris, one of the owners, the tours focus on the historical and cultural aspects of Ephesus and surrounds without the hassle of shopping stops

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Windstar cruise line's president John Delaney gave us a sneak peek at what’s coming for his small-ship cruise company in 2017
Returning to an old favorite - I’m so proud of Windstar for being one of only a few cruise lines sailing to Turkey in 2017. The port of call is Kusadasi. “We truly struggled with our decision to cancel Turkey last year because people love it, and it delivers,” Delaney told us. “But clearly we’re never going to do something that isn’t safe. We couldn’t accept the level of risk in Istanbul. But Kusadasi was never in the warnings by the U.S. State Department; that part of Turkey wasn’t included.
And [nearby] Ephesus is a bucket-list place.” To maintain a level of safety, he says, Windstar will continue to rely on State Department information and warnings.
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