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Located in the in the Izmir Province of Turkey, just 2 kilometres from the ancient city of Ephesus, is the town of Selcuk. The main town in the Selcuk province, Selcuk serves as a good base for exploring the surrounding ancient sites. The town flourishes below the Ayasoluk Hill and is easily accessible. Muslim travellers can find a number of Muslim-friendly facilities in Selcuk. Apart from being close to archeological sites, Selcuk also has a few historic sites that are worth visiting. Travellers can have a great time unraveling history in Selcuk. Visitors interested in history and archeology, find Selcuk and its neighboring ancient city of Ephesus, excellent to visit. The ruins at Ephesus take visitors back in history. Just a few minutes’ walk from Ephesus is the Cave of the Seven Sleepers. The small village of Şirince is located just 8 kilometres from Selcuk and is quite picturesque. Within Selcuk there are some wonderful sites like the Byzantine Citadel and the Aqueduct. However, the Museum of Ephesus is a major attraction in town. The museum features a vast collection of historic artifacts and several objects that were discovered at the excavation site in Ephesus. Pamucak Beach is also located within minutes from the Selcuk town center and is a wonderful place to relax and have a bit of fun. Selcuk is known for its double knot carpets. There are several shops around the city that offer these carpets and other items of interest....more

Selcuk, Turkey

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Located in the in the Izmir Province of Turkey, just 2 kilometres from the ancient city of Ephesus, is the town of Selcuk. The main town in the Selcuk province, Selcuk serves as a good base for exploring the surrounding ancient sites. The town flourishes below the Ayasoluk Hill and is easily accessible. Muslim travellers can find a number of Muslim-friendly facilities in Selcuk. Apart from being close to archeological sites, Selcuk also has a few historic sites that are worth visiting. Travellers can have a great time unraveling history in Selcuk.

Visitors interested in history and archeology, find Selcuk and its neighboring ancient city of Ephesus, excellent to visit. The ruins at Ephesus take visitors back in history. Just a few minutes’ walk from Ephesus is the Cave of the Seven Sleepers. The small village of Şirince is located just 8 kilometres from Selcuk and is quite picturesque.

Within Selcuk there are some wonderful sites like the Byzantine Citadel and the Aqueduct. However, the Museum of Ephesus is a major attraction in town. The museum features a vast collection of historic artifacts and several objects that were discovered at the excavation site in Ephesus. Pamucak Beach is also located within minutes from the Selcuk town center and is a wonderful place to relax and have a bit of fun.

Selcuk is known for its double knot carpets. There are several shops around the city that offer these carpets and other items of interest.

Nearby Airports

The nearest airport to Selcuk is the Adnan Menderes Airport located in Izmir. The airport is located about 55km from Selcuk. Visitors can either take trains or minibuses (dolmus) to reach Selcuk. A train ticket ideally costs 4TL but the train can be quite crowded. Travelling to Selcuk by minibus can be expensive but convenient. From the airport visitors can travel to the Selçuk – Ephesus Otogar, which is about 2km from the airport; this ride costs around 10TL. Further the minibus from the otogar to Selcuk costs 7TL.

Halal Restaurants

There are several halal restaurants in Selcuk. Some Muslim-friendly restaurants in Selcuk are Nur Restaurant, Selcuk Koftecisi, Mehmet and Ali Baba Kebab House, Sultan Restaurant, Halil Usta, etc.

Mosques

There are a few mosques in Selcuk. The most prominent mosque is the Isa Bey Mosque. The mosque is located on the peripheries of the Ayaslug Hills.

Things to Do and See in Selcuk

  • Byzantine citadel
  •  Museum of Ephesus
  •  Aqueduct
  •  Ephesus
  •  Pamucak beach
  •  Şirince village
  •  Cave of the Seven Sleepers
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