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Selcuk

Listed under Towns in Soke, Turkey.

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Selcuk is a charming little town that is the closest town to famous Ephesus ruins – one of Turkey’s biggest tourist attractions after Istanbul. Strangely many tourists just take the bus in to see Ephesus for the day but don’t actually stay in the town. Their loss is our gain – I found Selcuk to be one of my favorite stops on my Intrepid trip. It has a lovely little museum, the Basilica of St. John, and the Temple of Artemis – but the restaurants, shops, and pace of the town was what I enjoyed most. Also – a short drive away up into the hills is the more touristy town of Sirince known for it’s fruit wine. This I could have skipped, but the views and cooler air up there were nice.

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Written by  Sherry Ott.

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