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Address: Isabey Mah. Saint Jean Cad. Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk, Izmir, Turkey

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A MUST see with Tugrul!

Awesome! My tour guide Tugrul from guide@turkeyexplorers.com would pull up the scriptures on his phone and read them at different points at the site. Sounded like Apostle Paul... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 December 2016
Birmingham, Alabama
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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Awesome! My tour guide Tugrul from guide@turkeyexplorers.com would pull up the scriptures on his phone and read them at different points at the site. Sounded like Apostle Paul! He would also pull up 3D views on his phone to help you visualize the original layout of the site. Will remember this tour site ALL my life! Do not miss it!... More 

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Cremona, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

A place where you have to pay a visit, even short. Nice and panoramic view of the field, hills and sea.

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Newry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

St Jean or St John the apostle...the one the bible says 'Jesus instructed from the cross to look after my mother'. Local history says John took Mary to the port of Ephesus now located in Selcuk where both he and her eventually died. His tomb is reportedly in the Basilica and it's clearly marked. True or not the ruins give... More 

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Múnich, Alemania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Incredible to walk on these floors and to remember who has been there! Just incredible to see and remember!

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Famagusta, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

This has a great interesting history for all. Regious or not will appreciate the history. Well worth a pop in. Great photo opportunity. Fabulous view all round. Glad our tour guide took us here.

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

Old ruins of St John Basilica ,you can have from this site to Old Ephesus city 1 2 3 along with Mountain Of Mother Merry, Beyzaytine Fort .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015

nearly in the centrum of celcuk nice place to visit most of its ground still intact plenty old mosaics dont baye coins out side they re all fake ......

Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2014

This ruin is worth the 10 lira entrance fee if you love history or ruins. First off the ticket you get for the St. John Basilica also gets you into the castle, both of which are largely in complete ruin. They have re-stacked/built a few interesting spots of the basilica (the baptistry, courtyard and outline of the original church) which... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2014

We visited this site and were told by our wonderful guide, Selcuk Koftecisi, that this basilica is unique in that it is a short distance from places of worship of two other religions. Near it are the ruins of the Temple of Artemis and a mosque. The basilica must have been quite large. The baptimal and St. John's tomb are... More 

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Halkidiki Region, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

This is a very interesting sight. From here you can see the ruins if the church and the tomb of St. John. You also get a nice glimps of the Selcuk castle and you can look down over the ruins of Artemis. Beware not to get sucked into the trap of the unofficial tour guides. They will tell you they... More 

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