It is the home of Artemis Temple, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It hosts the mutual pieces of culture from the Pagan, Christian and Muslim world. Within its history that goes back 7000 years, Ephesus has played an important role for science, culture and art. It is one of the most important metropolises of the world. With its still-standing unique architectural structures, the mega city Ephesus is on the World Heritage List. Carrying the traditional roots of Anatolia’s mother goddess Kybele, the city of Ephesus becomes more important for hosting the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Ephesus has always been a location of politics and trade starting before the recorded history and during the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Turk tribes and Ottoman times. In Ephesus historical site, there are symbols and signs of modern settlement, architecture and religion of different civilizations, especially Hellenistic and Roman structures.
The most important relic that is known with Ephesus Historical Site is the Celcus Library with its majestic columns. Known to be from the 2nd century AD, it is one of the most important libraries of the ancient ages with Alexandria and Pergamon.
The other must-see relics are Artemision (one of the Seven Wonders of the World), the big theater with its seat capacity of 25 thousand, the stadium, the Commerce and the State Agoras, Prytaneum with the Temple of Hestia (city’s holy fire), Odeon (Counsel and concert hall) with its capacity of 1800 people and the ancient port.