Ephesus Ancient City Ruins with well-preserved columns, pathways, and historical structures under a clear sky.

Ephesus Ancient City Ruins

  • Selçuk, İzmir Province, Turkey

Ephesus is an ancient city located in Turkey that is now in ruins. The city was once a thriving center of culture and commerce but is now a popular tourist destination because of its well-preserved ruins. Ephesus was founded in the 10th century BC and was home to some of the most famous historical figures in the ancient world, including Cleopatra and Julius Caesar. The city was destroyed by an earthquake in the 6th century AD, and most of the ruins that visitors see today are from the Roman period. Ephesus is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Turkey.