Ancient Ephesus

297180_10100339291125241_168449_nBefore I left Turkey, I decided to venture to ancient Ephesus, a stunningly preserved ancient Greek city. The site is located on Turkey’s Western coast and nearly 300,000 people lived here at its prime. Ephesus’ greatest claim to fame was its temple to the goddess Artemis. As one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, it was almost four times larger than the Parthenon in Athens. Today, a few columns are all that remain of the temple. But there is still much to see that evokes the city’s former splendor, such as the three-tiered theatre built into the slope of a hill, once seating 25,000. Helen is a singer so she walked into the centre of the amphitheatre to test its acoustics. As she sang, her voice completely reverberated throughout the stadium, casting over fellow visitors to the site both near and far, just as it would have those thousands of years ago.

7 thoughts on “Ancient Ephesus

  1. I’ve been to Turkey and the Middle East several times and can relate to the haggling done in markets. It can be outright exhausting if you’re not in the mood for it. Plus, being either on vacation or even for limited down time during work you appreciate the art of it but don’t have the time for detailed negotiations, just for some cheesy souvenir. But still, it’s something that we don’t get the experience here in the US quite like they do over there.

    • Hi there! I completely agree – I appreciate the art of haggling but sometimes don’t have the time, patience, or confidence! Thanks fo much for your comment :)

  2. We need a lesson in haggling from Janelle and Megan. They were awesome at it. I didn’t realize you did a cruise. Which tour company did you use? Turkey is so beautiful. My friend has been living there for 3 years working on archeological digs. In terms of safety and cleanliness which was better Egypt or Turkey?

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