Selçuk

What is Selçuk known for?


run business

to offer recommendations on local restaurants and bars or just have a chat. Mehmet and Alibaba's carpet shop, right next to the Ephesus Museum. Here, at this family run business, you will find high-quality carpets at good prices with personable sales people - no pressure here. İf you get hungry from the all the thinking over which carpet(s) are the best for you, the family also owns a restaurant next door. Eat * '''Amazon Cafe Bistro''' * WikiPedia:Selçuk Dmoz:Regional Middle_East Turkey Provinces Izmir Districts Selcuk Commons:Category:Selcuk


artistic style

. In spite of their limited sources and the political climate of their era, art during the Anatolian beyliks flourished, probably building the basis for Ottoman art (Culture of the Ottoman Empire). Although the artistic style of the Anatolian beyliks can be considered as representatives of a transition period between Seljuqs (Seljuq art) and Ottomans, new trends were also acquired. Especially wandering traditional crafts artists and architects helped spread these new trends and localized styles to several beyliks across Anatolia, which resulted in innovative and original works particularly in architectur . Wood and stone carving, clay tiles and other similar decorative arts of the Seljuqs were still used, however with the influence of the pursuit for new spaces and its reflections in other arts as well. Some representative examples of the Anatolian beyliks' architecture are ''İlyas Mosque'' at Balat (Milet) (1404), ''İsabey Mosque'' at Selçuk (1375), ''Ulucami Mosque'' at Birgi (1312) built by the Aydın beylik. The above mosques, although being successors of Seljuq architecture, differ greatly in the increase of decorations in the interior and exterior spaces and the different placement of the courtyards and minarets. Karaman beylik also left noteworthy architectural works, such as ''Ulucami Mosque'' in Ermenek (1302), ''Hatuniye Madrassa'' in Karaman (1382), ''Akmedrese Madrassa'' in Niğde (Niğde Province) (1409), all of which respect a new style that considers and incorporates the exterior surroundings also. One of the first examples of the Anatolian beylik architecture hinting at the forming of the Ottoman architecture that aims at uniting the interior space beneath one big dome and forming a monumental architectural structure is ''Ulucami Mosque'' in Manisa (Manisa Province) (1374) built by the Saruhan beylik. Also worth noting is the increase in constructions of madrassas that points at the beyliks' attaching greater importance to sciences. caption İsabey Mosque as it appears today location WikiPedia:Selçuk Dmoz:Regional Middle_East Turkey Provinces Izmir Districts Selcuk Commons:Category:Selcuk


architectural works

'' at Birgi (1312) built by the Aydın beylik. The above mosques, although being successors of Seljuq architecture, differ greatly in the increase of decorations in the interior and exterior spaces and the different placement of the courtyards and minarets. Karaman beylik also left noteworthy architectural works, such as ''Ulucami Mosque'' in Ermenek (1302), ''Hatuniye Madrassa'' in Karaman (1382), ''Akmedrese Madrassa'' in Niğde (Niğde Province) (1409), all of which respect a new style that considers and incorporates the exterior surroundings also. One of the first examples of the Anatolian beylik architecture hinting at the forming of the Ottoman architecture that aims at uniting the interior space beneath one big dome and forming a monumental architectural structure is ''Ulucami Mosque'' in Manisa (Manisa Province) (1374) built by the Saruhan beylik. Also worth noting is the increase in constructions of madrassas that points at the beyliks' attaching greater importance to sciences. caption İsabey Mosque as it appears today location WikiPedia:Selçuk Dmoz:Regional Middle_East Turkey Provinces Izmir Districts Selcuk Commons:Category:Selcuk


istanbul

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to take an overnight bus that departs from Istanbul at midnight and arrives here at approx. 8AM This service is run by Varan bus lines and costs 70 TL as of the summer of 2011. Get around There are mini-buses (dolmus) to Şirince and Ephesus. To go to the House of Mary you may need to take a taxi . Rented motorbikes or scooters can be a fun way to discover the surroundings of Selçuk. If you rent a bike note that both Şirince and the House of Mary are up in the hills. See

'' from the otogar will take you there for 3 TL. Buy *


providing free

some remote areas, and just stay on till the very end. If you are arriving in Adnan Menderes by Atlas Jet, they are providing free shuttles to Selçuk from the airport. By train It's possible to take trains from Izmir 's Basmane Station eight times daily (at 7:45 AM, 9:00, 11:25 AM, 1:30 PM, 3:40 PM, 4:30 PM, 6:15 PM, and 7:10 PM. The first seven trains are marked to Denizli, while the final one runs to Söke. All trains, which call at the airport station about 20 minutes later, arrive at Selçuk station about an hour and half after their initial departure (Selçuk is not their last station, though, so be sure not to miss it). By bus There are also ''dolmuş''es from the city of Izmir itself, as well as buses from Pamukkale, which cost 20 TL and serve drinks and snacks along the way. The local ''otogar'' of Selçuk is located in the center of the town. It is possible to take an overnight bus that departs from Istanbul at midnight and arrives here at approx. 8AM This service is run by Varan bus lines and costs 70 TL as of the summer of 2011. Get around There are mini-buses (dolmus) to Şirince and Ephesus. To go to the House of Mary you may need to take a taxi . Rented motorbikes or scooters can be a fun way to discover the surroundings of Selçuk. If you rent a bike note that both Şirince and the House of Mary are up in the hills. See WikiPedia:Selçuk Dmoz:Regional Middle_East Turkey Provinces Izmir Districts Selcuk Commons:Category:Selcuk


world famous

of Lebedos is situated in the western corner of the district in Ürkmez locality. Ruins of Kolophon, Klaros, Notion and Lebedos, which are along the Menderes-Selçuk road are next to each other and make up the important archeological sites of the province. Gümüldür municipality is the region that produces the world famous tangerine breed of satsumas (Mikan). Özdere is one of the important tourism resorts of the Aegean coast. Beads of various colors and shapes


scores

35px link European route E89 – : Gerede – Kızılcahamam – Ankara As the earliest versions of the legend spread from Ephesus, an early Christian catacomb came to be associated with it, attracting scores of pilgrims. On the slopes of Mount Pion (Mount Coelian) near Ephesus (near modern Selçuk in Turkey), the "grotto" of the Seven Sleepers with ruins of the church built over it was excavated in 1927–28. The excavation brought


picturesque

. * The promenade will also take you to the The '''Temple of Artemis''' (Artemision). Although it was one of the "Seven Wonders" of the Ancient world, nowadays only a column is left. * On the way there one can also visit the '''Cave of the Seven Sleepers''' (see the infobox at right). * The picturesque village of '''Şirince''' is located 9km east to Selcuk up in the hills. It offers wonderful views among olive and peach trees as well as several excellent country hotels. * '''House


ruins

Selçuk Photos * Exploring St Johns Basilica and other ruins * Alert - Travel scam operating in Selçuk Category:Izmir Category:Towns

in the Mediterranean world. Oklahoma Christian University: Ephesus Today's archaeological site lies 3 kilometers southwest of the town of Selçuk, in the Selçuk district of İzmir Province, Turkey. The ruins of Ephesus are a favorite international and local tourist attraction, partly owing to their easy access from Adnan Menderes Airport and via the port of Kuşadası. The town was conquered

35px link European route E89 – : Gerede – Kızılcahamam – Ankara As the earliest versions of the legend spread from Ephesus, an early Christian catacomb came to be associated with it, attracting scores of pilgrims. On the slopes of Mount Pion (Mount Coelian) near Ephesus (near modern Selçuk in Turkey), the "grotto" of the Seven Sleepers with ruins of the church built over it was excavated in 1927–28. The excavation brought


historical buildings

the Apostle , which, some claim, is built on the site of the Apostle's tomb, is also inside the town. The old quarter of Selçuk retains much traditional Turkish culture. Ayasoluk Hill dominates the surrounding area, with several historical buildings on its slopes, including the İsa Bey Mosque built by the Aydinids in 1375, and the Grand Fortress. thumb Selçuk town and Isa Bey mosque from the castle in 1970 (File:Selçuk village and Isa Bey mosque from the castle in 1970.jpg) Ephesus Beach

Selçuk

'''Selçuk''' is the central town of Selçuk district, İzmir Province in Turkey, northeast of the ancient city of Ephesus.

Its original Greek name, '''Agios Theologos''' (Άγιος Θεολόγος) referred to John the Theologian. In the 14th century, it was the capital of the Emirate of Aydin. Under the Ottoman Empire, it was known as '''Ayasoluk''' ( ). In 1914, it was renamed Selçuk after the Seljuk Turks who first led incursions into the region in the 12th century.

thumb left upright 0.80 Three periods of history in Selçuk: Temple of Artemis (File:Ac artemisephesus.jpg) (front), Isa Bey Mosque built by the Seljuk Turks (middle), the Ottoman (Ottoman Empire) castle (far) thumb left upright 0.80 The Isa Bey Mosque on Ayasoluk Hill (File:Selcuk mosque.JPG) thumb Selçuk town and castle in 1970 (File:Citadelle et village de Selçuk en 1970.jpg)

in Kuşadası district till 1954 and Torbalı between 1954-1957. It finally became a district in 1957. Its neighbours are Torbalı from north, Tire (Tire, Turkey) from northeast, Germencik from east, Kuşadası from south, Aegean Sea from west and Menderes (Menderes, İzmir) (formerly Cumaovası) from northwest.

Selçuk is one of the most visited tourist destinations within Turkey, known for its closeness to the ancient city of Ephesus, House of the Virgin Mary and Seljuk works of art. The 6th century Basilica of St. John the Apostle (Basilica of St. John), which, some claim, is built on the site of the Apostle's tomb, is also inside the town. The old quarter of Selçuk retains much traditional Turkish culture.

Ayasoluk Hill dominates the surrounding area, with several historical buildings on its slopes, including the İsa Bey Mosque built by the Aydinids in 1375, and the Grand Fortress. thumb Selçuk town and Isa Bey mosque from the castle in 1970 (File:Selçuk village and Isa Bey mosque from the castle in 1970.jpg) Ephesus Beach (Turkish: ''Pamucak'') is one of the longest beaches (12 km) in Turkey and hosts 5 large hotels.

The local Selçuk-Efes Airport and Selçuk Training Center of the Turkish Aeronautical Association (THK) is only away from Selçuk, offering piloting (Pilot (aeronautics)), parachuting, and microlight training. Parachute championships are held there every summer, usually late August.

The annual camel wrestling championship takes place at Selçuk-Pamucak (Ephesus Beach) in January.

Nearby, in the village of Çamlık (Çamlık, Selçuk) is the Çamlık Railway Museum.

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