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Kusadasi – tourist stronghold of the Aegean Sea

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Turkish bath sun offers exciting nightlife, great sports facilities and major events of the last to Kuşadası. It is no coincidence that the main resorts in the tourist resort of Turkey at the stations. The port is held every year, hundreds of cruise ships, sometimes starts here from the shore in the legend. Many hotels and Kusadasi Ephesus.

In the metropolis Vacation missing something: many resorts, holiday villages and hotels compete for customers. The magnificent bay and sandy beaches is the heart of thousands of visitors later. The large marina provides a tench möndänen coastal city and the world around the ancient cities such as Efes (Ephesus) draw history buffs from around the world in Kusadasi. Kusadasi: Night Life, and international cuisine.

The restaurants offer international cuisine from all backgrounds, with most of the ingredients of the region and thus allows the quality. elegant clubs can certainly come into contact with London or Paris are an indication that the young audience, "all strung from the city.Strident Techno pubs and shops in trendy practice.

Ephesus an ancient jewel

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A few cities allow such a vivid insight into the lifestyle of the ancient world, such as Ephesus. Theater, luxurious baths and a library are evidence of the prosperity enjoyed by the settlement for 1,000 years.

Ionians from the island of Samos could be BC around 1000. settled in Ephesus. The place was associated with the Anatolian fertility goddess Cybele, which later corresponded to the Greek goddess Artemis. In her honor erected the temple of Artemis, another of the seven wonders of the region.

The city was successively under the rule of the Lydians, the Persians and the Attalids, the kings of Pergamon. BC to the year 133rd, 111th as Attalus his kingdom, and bequeathed Ephesus with him, the Romans. Ephesus was 200 000 inhabitants, one of the most important cities of the new province of Asia, and could, thanks to brisk commercial activities widen its prosperity. But his development was directly dependent on natural harbor, and as of this 3rd century AD gradually silted up, the decline of Ephesus was inevitable.

Rediscovered, the city then by a British archaeologist. Most of the ruins that are visible today date from the Roman period between 1 Cent. and the 2 Century AD .. And here is a big tribute to the Austrian archaeologists who are working here today.
The tour usually begins at the Magnesian
Goal leads and then down the slope on the main road. The first building within the walls is relatively well preserved Odejon (Council Chamber) with the semi-circular seats arranged and Prytaneion (City Hall). where you found the two statues of Artemis. Now exhibited in the Selcuk Museum.

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On the marble Kuretenstraße it goes through the Hercules to Hadrian’s Temple, its arched entrance from the head of the goddess of luck Tyche being crowned. The large complex which housed the right Seholastika-baths and an
The impressive facade of the Celsus Library, the 110 AD. built by a Roman Consul as a memorial and burial site for his father was (restored 1970). Between the columns are statues of the four virtues: Sophia (wisdom), Arete (Valor), Ennoia (rear view), Episteme (knowledge).
The marble road leads right to the library over to the Great Theatre, where probably took place in the Bible described the uprising of the silversmiths. The huge grandstand offered 25 000 spectators, and even today the public flows annually to the International Festival of Ephesus here. Of the top ranks of one also has a magnificent view of the Arkadenweg, the columnar-lined former main street that was lit by Ollampen. At its end is the old, now long since silted harbor, however, only one remained overgrown with scrub floor sink.
The town of Selcuk, a few miles from Ephesus, has an interesting museum and several monuments. The St. John’s Basilica from the 6th Century
stands on the grave of the apostle. The fort is high up the Byzantine period. Below the hill is the impressive Isa Bey Mosque (1375), the once great temple of Artemis right behind only a single column has survived the test of time.
John to Mary to 37-48 AD. brought to Ephesus, in Meryemana (House of the Virgin Mary) on the hills outside the city spent the Mother of God her last years. The foundations probably come from the first century and were in the 19 Century thanks to the visions of Anne Catherine Emmerich, a German nun, rediscovered. Today, the pilgrimage chapel.