Seltcuk also hosts the Efes Museum which is extremely popular.Other folklor you can experience in Selcuk is Camel and Oil Wrestling (pehlivans).
Ephesus is the best preserved classical city of the Meditteranean basin.
Ephesus used to be a place of pilgrimage for infertile couples because of the ancient temple of Anatolian Goddess Cybele, that became Artemis during the Ancient Greek times and then Diana during Roman years. This is the statue of Artemis, the breasts represent fertility and the statue is clearly infuenced by the Anatolian Cult of Cybele.
This is the statue of Emeperor Augustus, note the cross that early Christians engraved on the Roman statues to "Christianise" them.
Then during the population exchange of the 19th century it was populated by muslims of Salonic.
In Selcuk you will find the tomb of St John we took care o Jesus' mother and brought her with him to Minor Asia and Ephesus when he was assigned the role of promoting Christianism into the Minor Asia Territory.
Total Distance: 250Km
Pros: Dino and Nina
Soundtrack: The Talking Heads, Road To Nowhere (Thanks to Yiannos for sending the Html, youtube.com banned in Turkey)