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Ephesus and adjacent sites

Leaving Pergamon we headed for Kusadasi and two night's stay in the huge Tusan Hotel. The next day we had a busy time visiting several sites in and around the modern town of Selcuk close to which are the ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus. This is one of the greatest ruined cities of the Mediterranean with the Celsus Library being the most iconic structure of all.
Our first stop at the ruins of the Temple of Artemis was rather uninspriring as very little remains of what was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. A pair of White Storks were nsting atop the one standing pillar of the temple. Our next visit was to the House of the Virgin Mary which lies high up on a hill top about 5 miles from Ephesus. This is a charming and peaceful spot, cool and shaded by big old trees. Next was Ephesus itself which did not disappoint and was fortunately not too busy. After lunch we headed for the twon of Selcuk and visited the Basilica of St John the Evangelist and the Ephesus Museum.
Ruins of the Temple of Artemis at Selcuk near Ephesus
Ruins of the Temple of Artemis at Selcuk near Ephesus
White Stork at the Temple of Artemis
White Stork at the Temple of Artemis
White Stork at the Temple of Artemis
White Stork at the Temple of Artemis
White Stork at the Temple of Artemis
White Stork at the Temple of Artemis
Brenda at the Temple of Artemis
Brenda at the Temple of Artemis
The House of the Virgin Mary at Meryemana near Ephesus
The House of the Virgin Mary at Meryemana near Ephesus
The House of the Virgin Mary at Meryemana near Ephesus
The House of the Virgin Mary at Meryemana near Ephesus
Baths of Varius at Ephesus
Baths of Varius at Ephesus
Detail of a column head at Ephesus
Detail of a column head at Ephesus
Paved streetway at Ephesus
Paved streetway at Ephesus
Carvings in marble at Ephesus
Carvings in marble at Ephesus
Carvings in marble at Ephesus
Carvings in marble at Ephesus
Carvings in marble at Ephesus
Carvings in marble at Ephesus
Marble pillar at the Gate of Hercules, Ephesus
Marble pillar at the Gate of Hercules, Ephesus
Relief carving at the Temple of Hadrian, Ephesus
Relief carving at the Temple of Hadrian, Ephesus
Relief carving at the Temple of Hadrian, Ephesus
Relief carving at the Temple of Hadrian, Ephesus
The Temple of Hadrian at Ephesus
The Temple of Hadrian at Ephesus
The Temple of Hadrian at Ephesus
The Temple of Hadrian at Ephesus
Mosaic floor at Ephesus
Mosaic floor at Ephesus
The communal latrines at Ephesus
The communal latrines at Ephesus
The main street of Ephesus looking down to the Celsus Library
The main street of Ephesus looking down to the Celsus Library
The main street of Ephesus looking down to the Celsus Library
The main street of Ephesus looking down to the Celsus Library
The facade of the Celsus Library, Ephesus
The facade of the Celsus Library, Ephesus
The facade of the Celsus Library, Ephesus
The facade of the Celsus Library, Ephesus
The facade of the Celsus Library, Ephesus
The facade of the Celsus Library, Ephesus
Information board, Celsus Library, Ephesus
Information board, Celsus Library, Ephesus
Statue of Sophia, Celsus Library, Ephesus
Statue of Sophia, Celsus Library, Ephesus
Statue of Arete, Celsus Library, Epesus
Statue of Arete, Celsus Library, Epesus
Statue of Ennoia, Celsus Library, Ephesus
Statue of Ennoia, Celsus Library, Ephesus
Statue of Epistome, Celsus Libary, Ephesus
Statue of Epistome, Celsus Libary, Ephesus
The Theatre at Ephesus
The Theatre at Ephesus
Church of St John at Selcuk
Church of St John at Selcuk
Church of St John at Selcuk
Church of St John at Selcuk
Church of St John at Selcuk
Church of St John at Selcuk
Church of St John at Selcuk
Church of St John at Selcuk
Church of St John at Selcuk
Church of St John at Selcuk
Flowers at Selcuk
Flowers at Selcuk
Marble bust in the Ephesus Museum at Selcuk
Marble bust in the Ephesus Museum at Selcuk
Statues in the Ephesus Museum at Selcuk
Statues in the Ephesus Museum at Selcuk
Statue of the goddess Artemis, Ephesus Museum at Selcuk
Statue of the goddess Artemis, Ephesus Museum at Selcuk
Statue of the goddess Artemis, Ephesus Museum at Selcuk
Statue of the goddess Artemis, Ephesus Museum at Selcuk
The Tusan Hotel near Kusadasi
The Tusan Hotel near Kusadasi
The Tusan Hotel near Kusadasi
The Tusan Hotel near Kusadasi
The port of Kusadasi with cruise liners
The port of Kusadasi with cruise liners