Attractions in Ephesus

Attractions in Ephesus

Graveyard of Ephesus

Ephesus, the second most crowded city in the ancient world, used to have massive burial sites. Today it is unfortunate that we can not see most of them anymore because most of them were located outside the city’s central ”acropolis” which is visible today. Recent excavations revealed a gladiators’ graveyard...

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Gymnasium of Ephesus

Gymnasion of Ephesus

The gymnasium was a place where athletes could train for competitions in public games, such as the Olympic Games. Gymnos means naked. Only men were allowed to enter, and train; they did so fully naked. Ephesus had four big gymnasiums and today the best-preserved one is nearby the grand theater....

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Public Baths of Ephesus

Public Baths of Ephesus

There were several baths in Ephesus Ancient City. Today the most visible ones are the ”Basilica Baths” on the upper entrance of Ephesus and ”Scholastica Baths” in the middle of Ephesus. Lower baths are much better preserved than any other baths in the ancient city. Taking a bath was not...

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