The city was famed for the nearby Temple of Artemis (completed around 550 BC), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Ephesus was one of the seven churches of Asia that are cited in the Book of Revelation. The Gospel of John may have been written here.
The afternoon was spent in the Greek influenced village of Şirince. Situted in a valley of mountains, where amazing lunch and wine tasting were enjoyed.