Ephesus and Şirince

Starting the day, by visting a rug retailer. Followed by a guided tour through Ephesus. It was an ancient Greek city on the coast of Ionia, three kilometres southwest of present-day Selçuk, Turkey. It was built in the 10th century BC. During the Classical Greek era it was one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League. The city flourished after it came under the control of the Roman Republic in 129 BC.

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.