We visited Ephesus, Turkey on an excursion. It’s an ancient city built in the 10th century BC and was the home of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Ephesus was the honeymoon location of Marc Antony and Cleopatra.
There were kitties roaming throughout the ruins. Just charming.
Only an estimated 15% of the site has been excavated. This is a stone carving of the goddess Nike.
The day was just gorgeous. Our guide said she’d never seen the site as uncrowded as the day we visited.
The pubic men’s toilets. The women’s room hasn’t yet been found.
The Ephesus Terrace Houses were the ‘do not miss’ of our entire trip. An active excavation of (so far) six houses of the rich dating back to 1 BC. The entire site is protected within a fiberglass building and features frescoes, beautiful mosaic floors, marble walls and a heating system.
It’s an active archaeological dig.
Our tour of Ephesus ended in the great theater, which could hold 25,000 spectators.
Our ship bused us all back to Ephesus after dinner that evening to enjoy a chamber music concert in front of the great theater.