Ephesus, once the most important commercial center of the western Anatolia , is one of the
highlights of Turkey that awaits the exploring tourists. The city was established as a
port on the mouth of the river Cayster and was one of the foremost cities of the world for
its being on a strategic trade route in Anatolia.
The city itself and the ruins are all on the sides of a fertile valley. The extensive
ruins including the theatre, library or gymnasium create the special atmosphere of
Ephesus, and appeal to every visitors.
Ephesus has been a "center" during the date.
Once a trade center of the ancient world , a religious center of the early Christianity
and today, a unique tourism center proving all its perfectas to the visitors through the
There is as
yet no definite knowledge about the exact date of the
foundation of Ephesus, but famous historians
such as Strabon and Pausanias, agreed in the idea of
that Ephesus was founded by Amazons, and inhabited
by the oldest settlers of Anatolia-Lelegians and Carians,
as early as 3000 BC.