Selcuk is a central town located in the Izmir Province, just 3km northeast of the ancient city of Ephesus.Ephesus is the second largest ancient city in the world, highlighting some of the most well preserved ruins including the 25,000 seat Great Theatre, the Celsus Library and Terraced Houses. Built around 6000 BC, it is home to the famed Temple of Artemis (completed around 550 BC), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.Not far from Ephesus, visitors can also explore the House of the Virgin Mary, Selcuk Castle and St John’s Basilica.
Selcuk is known not only for its historic treasures, but also its famous annual Camel Wrestling Championship, which is run every year durıng winter. As well as the Greek settlement of Sirince, and Pamucak beach.
Whether you want to see stunning beaches or immerse yourself in history and culture – Selcuk has it all.
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Its original Greek name, (Άγιος Θεολόγος) referred to John the Theologian. Under the Ottoman Empire, it was known as Ayasoluk (Ottoman Turkish: Ayasluğ). In 1914, it was renamed Selcuk after the Seljuk Turks who first led incursions into the region in the 12th century.
The Anatolian Peninsula on which the Republic of Turkey of today is located is home to the oldest settlements in the world. The first settlements such as Cilvegözü, Karain Cave, Sakcagözü and Tel Açana of the prehistorical era are on the Anatolian lands.
The Anatolian peninsula, located between I the longitudes 26° 45° and latitudes 36° 46° north and consisting of 7 climatic areas and on which the Republic of Turkey is situated, is “Anaudala” in the language of the Turquoise, that is, Scythian, Etruscan and Luwian branches, meaning “passageway land with light/sun”.