Ephesus, a city of great historical significance, was located in ancient Greece and later became part of the Roman Empire. It its history Ephesus survived multiple attacks and changed hands many times between conquerors. Situated on the coast of Ionia near today’s Selçuk in Turkey, Ephesus was founded by Ionian Greek colonists in the 10th or 11th century BC. It is possible to walk from Selçuk to Ephesus as I did.
We are starting our walking tour right at the south gate. From there our first stop is the Odeon, a small theater that was also a council chamber.
Next up, we’ll see the Prytaneion. They kept a sacred flame burning here all the time, dedicated to the goddess Hestia. Soon we head over to the Temple of Domitian. It’s mostly ruins now - one of the first places in Ephesus dedicated to an emperor, showing us how Rome left its mark here.
We explore Terrace Houses, right across from the Hadrian Temple before we’re seeing a major highlight - the Celsus Library. This place is iconic for Ephesus with its grand facade.
Later we’ll wander through the Agora, the city’s marketplace and the Great Theater. It could fit 25,000 people.
Soon we are making it to the exit via the Harbor Road and conclude our 1 hour tour of Ephesus.
Filmed in September 2022
Camera: Osmo Pocket in 4K60
Mic: Zoom H1n