Ephesus; one of the most important regions of Izmir and Turkey and the most famous Greek city of the ancient times with a heritage dating back to 6000BC.
As one of the most important 12 cities of the classical Greek period, Ephesus was a crucial religious centre for both Paganism and Christianity. Today, it is still possible to see the relics belonging to this period.
Thanks to its fertile lands and its position as a gateway of trade between East and West, Ephesus became one of the most important cities of antiquity and retained its value throughout the centuries.
Another factor that makes this site important is that the largest temple of Artemis is located in Ephesus. The cult of Artemis was a variation of the ancient cult of the Anatolian mother goddess Cybele.
Together with Milet, Ephesus was one of the two most important centres of science, art and culture. The ancient site was the birthplace of many prominent names such as the philosopher Heraclitus, the diviner Artemidorus, the poets Callinus and Hipponax, the grammarian Zenodotus, and the physicians Soranus and Rufus.
Ephesus is waiting for all travel enthusiasts who want to explore the cradle of civilisation and its incomparable architecture.