Selcuk – A Timelessly Fascinating Experience
When you hear about Selcuk first, you may not feel very excited. While rest of Turkey is so full of attractions, history, cuisine and a lot of character, Selcuk seems to be just another place to see because you have bought a tour package. But when you enter it, the former township of Kusadasi (and now a district) grabs your mind through and through! It’s not just the world-famous ruins of the ancient Roman city of Ephesus, Selcuk has much more to offer you, and here we request you to do yourself a favor – rent a car, because there are some major benefits of renting a car in Selcuk!
Selcuk with a Magical Aura
Selcuk has a magical aura because of its unique environment! There are numerous historical buildings perched on the slopes of Ayasoluk Hill that offers the city a majestic backdrop. One of these historic buildings is the 1375-built Isa Bey Mosque too. The other is the Grand Fortress. Besides, there is the old quarter of Selcuk which will pull you in the ancient times of Turkish culture if you are of that nostalgic type.
No doubt, Selcuk has awakened to the present, showing some modern signs like large hotels on its seemingly never-ending Ephesus Beach and the adrenaline-raising parachute championships held every summer (normally in August).
But its real identity is Selcuk is the home of Ephesus, infamous historical site in Turkey! Thousands of tourists visit Selcuk every week to enjoy this Greek city, now in ruins, but still wearing the mystic charm. Ephesus is located 4 km away from the town center. Through the promenade towards it you can also reach the Temple of Artemis, today showing just a column, but was one of the Seven Wonders of ancient times.
Just walk towards west and after 15-20 minutes you will come to the Cave of Seven Sleepers! The area will fascinate you with its calmness and a unique feeling of stoppage of time.
If you add to spice up your Selcuk trip even more, visit the picture-perfect village of Sirince, up in the hills. It will offer you mind-blowing views of Selcuk from up there. Here too, you will get the feeling of stoppage of time, the sereneness, green and fragrant coolness of olive and peach trees, narrow winding paths and several country hotels and wine bars that are warm in addition to being yummy.
Want to be charmed still? Visit the House of the Virgin Mary, again up the hill. It has become holy because of the stay of Virgin Mary for some days during Her last days in Ephesus.
Visit other ancient charming Roman cities Miletus, Priene and Dydima
Walk along the fabulous coast of Selcuk.
Back to the town center, visit the Byzantine citadel, the Aqueduct and Museum of Ephesus.
You should experience all this fascination in a car. Why? For two major reasons (along with many others) – freedom to drive and affordability! At EphesusRentACar.com you will get thorough information of how to enjoy Selcuk trip the most. This company offers car rental with cars in excellent condition. They also arrange various fabulous tours. Pictures in this article are their courtesy. Take their help and plan your trip to Selcuk to go through a timelessly fascinating experience!