Ephesus, Kusadasi and Izmir
Ephesus was the site of the Seven Wonders of the
World, the Artemis Temple and was one of the seven churches of Asia
Minor mentioned in the Book of Revelation.
Ephesus, once the commercial center of the ancient world, is a
highlight of any visit to Turkey. The city, whose wealth and
patronage supported its splendid architectural program, was
dedicated to the goddess Artemis. Her enormous temple, once
considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and rebuilt
several times, dates in its latest form from the third century B.C.
The ruins also include a theater, gymnasium, agora, and baths, as
well as the Library of Celsus.
Kusadasi, or Bird Island, is a lovely port built along the shores
of a glittering bay. The terraced town overlooks the most beautiful
inlet of the Aegean and seems to have been created purely for the
delight of the holiday-maker.
Izmir is the third biggest city in Turkey, the second biggest
port after Istanbul, and a good transport hub. Once the ancient city
of Smyrna, it is now a modern, developed, and busy commercial center,
set around a huge bay and surrounded by mountains.
Meetings and Incentives in Ephesus, Kusadasi and Izmir