Location

Pamucak Mevkii 35920 Selçuk / İzmir - Türkiye
+90 232 893 10 60

İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport / 70 km

*Contact the hotel to take advantage of Richmond Ephesus Resort’s special shuttle services (extra charge).

*There is also direct transportation from the airport to the hotel via Havaş shuttles and taxis which operate 24/7. Our guests who travel with the Atlas Jet airline can take the company’s free Fly & Bus private shuttle to downtown Selçuk and take a shared taxi from there to the hotel.

TIME ZONE

UTC +3

hours

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

The native language is Turkish.

English is widely spoken.

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Local voltage is

220 volts.

SHOPPING HOURS

Shopping Centers

10.00 – 22.00
Historic and Cultural Sites

Ephesus is an ancient Greek city that is 3 km from modern-day Selçuk on the western shores of Anatolia. It was one of the twelve Ionian cities in the classical Greek era. It was founded in the Neolithic times, around 6,000 BC. The city’s location changed over the years, so the ruins are spread over an area about 8 kilometers long.

This grave was made into a church in the Byzantine era. It is believed to be the cave where seven Christian youth fleeing the persecution of idolaters during the reign of the young Roman Emperor Decius reportedly took refuge on the slopes of Mount Panayır.

One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Temple of Artemis was the first temple in the ancient world to be constructed of marble; its foundations date back to the 7th century BC. Dedicated to the goddess Artemis, the building was constructed by the Lydian King Croesus and decorated with bronze statues by the most famous sculptors of the day. The temple was burned in 356 BC by a Greek named Herostratus, who wanted to do something for which he would be remembered forever.

The House of the Virgin Mary is located on Bülbül Mountain. Shortly before his death on the cross, Jesus committed his mother Mary to St. John.   St. John and the Virgin Mary left the domestic unrest in Jerusalem and came to Ephesus, the largest city in that region at the time. This house was proclaimed a holy Christian site by the Papacy in 1967. Mass is held on the first Sunday after August 15th each year and those who attend are considered pilgrims.

It was built by Aydınoğlu İsa Bey in 1375.  Architectural pieces, especially columns, were brought from the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus and used in the construction.  The mosque comprises the first examples of Anatolian mosque architecture, featuring ceramic tiles and intricate decorations. It was used as a caravanserai in the 19th century.

St. John dedicated his entire life to spreading the Christian faith. When he died, he was buried on Ayasoluk Hill and a small church was constructed on the grave site. Justinian wanted to build a church of unrivaled size to replace this small house of worship. The two-story church is domed and has a beautiful courtyard surrounded with columns.

Places to Visit

Situated on the shores of the Aegean Sea, Kuşadası is one of Turkey’s most important tourism centers. Kuşadası Bay and the surrounding areas are named after Kuşadası and are known as centers of art and culture. Many civilizations have called it home since antiquity.   

Şirince is located on a hillside surrounded with vineyards, peach orchards and olive groves. You will see a reminder of 19th century Anatolian culture everywhere you look among the houses in Şirince, which consist of old restored Greek homes that add modern conveniences while remaining faithful to the local architectural tradition.

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