The town, located on the western edge of the Aegean Region of Turkey lies 73 kilometres south of İzmir on the İzmir-Aydın highway and 9 km.east of Pamucak, which is on the seashore and has clean natural sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. Selçuk has an area of 295 square kilometres. In the region Mediterranean climate is dominant. The cultivation of cotton, olives, grapes, and citrus fruits is the driving forces in the economy in addition to the tourism industry. The town can house about 10.000 visitors.
The town can be reached by air via the Adnan Menderes Airport at İzmir or by the Selçuk - Efes Airfield. The ports at Kuşadası and İzmir facilitate sea travel. Because of it is location on a major highway; the bus connections are frequent and direct. Selçuk has rail connections to the neighbouring cities and towns. Selçuk, the beginning of whose history dates back to 6000 B.C., is an important center for three religions, all of which spread throughout the world.
It was first a center of pagan worship in the polytheist world of antiquity. The Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the World is a good example of this. Christianity was disseminated from Selçuk by St. John and his disciples. The Church of Virgin Mary, the tomb of St. John, The Church of Virgin Mary, which was the church where the Ecumenical Council of 431 was held are important buildings from this period. Besides there are many synagogues which have not been excavated yet.
The ancient site of Ephesus occupies an area of 18km2 and the excavations have been carried for 130 years. Up to now only 10% of the city has been unearthed and the rest still lies under the ground.
The İsa Bey Mosque, İsa Bey Baths and The Monumental Tomb (Kümbet) are significant examples of architecture from the Islamic era.
Besides the historical richness around the area, Selcuk is worth seeing with the places of superb natural beauty surrounding the town. The village “Sirince” is the one that attracts every visitor with its spectacular view from a mountain in the 8km east of Selcuk. The Camel Wrestling Festival, performed in the third weekend of January lasting in one day, attract both participants and visitors .

Recent new dual carriage way roads in selçuk are making the area more and more popular.


A good place to buy right now then Tommy. How much is an average 3 bed detached villa there?


Tommy very good discription of Selçuk,The Camel Wrestling Festival is great for all to see, but you did not mention Selçuk castle and it's important to the city and the turkisk people, as Selçuk is important and of course Efes was a port city and all of Kusadasi was under water. not to take anything from your thread. thanks again for mentioning

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