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Selçuk - TurkeyA few decades ago, Selçuk was a laid-back farming town. However, the proximity of the ruins of Ephesus and the presence of good-value accommodation have put it on the map of tour operators and backpackers. Apart from the ruins at Ephesus, Selçuk itself has plenty of worthwhile attractions and many are topped with picturesque stork's nest, there are: the Roman/Byzantine aqueduct,  the single remaining pillar of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of Antiquity, Isa Bey Camii one of the oldest mosques of Anatolia, the ruins of the Byzantine Basilica of St. John the Evangelist, and the fortress of Ayasoluk.

It is presumed that the apostle John was buried in the cathedral. In addition, in the mountains nearby, there is Meryemana, the so-called house of the Virgin Mary. All these have made Selçuk extremely popular among Christian tourists and it is included in most Biblical tours




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