Ephesus was one of the highlights of our trip to Turkey. The ancient Greek city of Ephesus was built in the 10th Century BC and was home to over 300,000 people at its peak. A succession of empires from Neolithic to Roman to Ottoman have ruled over Ephesus and the well-preserved ruins are one of the most incredible sights in Turkey. The highlights of Ephesus are the magnificent Library of Celsus, built to store 12,000 scrolls and one of the most impressive buildings of the Roman Empire, the Great Theatre, the Terraced Houses and the Temple of Hadrian.

Things to do in Ephesus and Selcuk tip: go early or late to avoid the huge crowds and the midday sun. We visited at opening and made a beeline for the Library of Celsus where we spent an incredible 30minute enjoying one of the most iconic sites in the world all by ourselves!