Of all the archaeological sites we visited during our tour of Greece, Ephesus, on the west coast of Turkey, left one of the biggest impressions. This was part of the islands cruise itinerary. Not only was it magnificent to behold, but our tour guide was extraordinary.
Ephesus was built in the 10th century BC by Greek colonists, but flourished under Roman rule, which began in 129 BC. It was an established port and the trade centre of the ancient world. One of the most famous buildings is the Library of Celcus, completed in ~117 BC by Tiberius Julius Aquila, as a tribute to his late father, Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus, governor of the province.
I plan on doing a more in depth article about Ephesus, as part of the “Greek Odyssey” series.
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