Visit the ancient area of Ephesus and explore the impressive ruins of the fabled city. Once part of Ancient Greece, the area was later a major Roman city. Today, Ephesus can be found near present-day Selcuk, in Turkey's Izmir Province.
With one of the largest sets of Roman ruins in the eastern Mediterranean, visitors can take a step back in time on a day of sightseeing in the area.
Located roughly an hour and a half from Cesme, Ephesus is an excellent option for visitors exploring Turkey on short day trips.
Ephesus boasts a number of notable attractions, but in particular, visitors are often drawn to the Church of the Virgin Mary, also sometimes called the Double Church or Council Church. The ancient Christian cathedral was first built in the 5th century, and since then has fallen into ruins before later being restored. Today, visitors in Ephesus can visit a central part and a room on the right of the alter and see the site of huge significance to the popular biblical figure.
Accommodation options within easy reach of Ephesus
Located less than two hours from Ephesus, The Radisson Blu Resort & Spa boasts the ideal Cesme accommodation. The hotel's services and amenities have made it a favourite with travellers from around the world.
Enjoy the best local attractions, beachside access, as well as a world-class spa and thermal waters during a stay at this Cesme hotel and take advantage of convenient links to other popular destinations like Chios and Ephesus.