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From the airport, you have two options for getting to Selçuk: you can take trains which call at the station directly on the airport grounds (4 TL), and which connect airport with Selçuk and points south six times daily (see "By train" below for a timetable). Be warned that the train can be very packed, though, so be ready for the possibility of not being able to get on.
A quicker but more expensive option is to take a ''dolmuş'', which is more like a big van rather than a bus. They depart from ''Selçuk – Ephesus Otogar'', which lies 2 km away from the airport
It's possible to take trains [http://www.tcdd.gov.tr/Upload/Files/ContentFiles/2010/bolgesel/basmanesokeaydin.htm] from [[Izmir]]'s Basmane Station
The local ''otogar'' of Selçuk is located in the center of the village.
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.
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Selcuk is a good starting place for many excursions and visits in the area.
* A major attraction is the Roman city of '''[[Ephesus]]''' which is located only 4km away from the center of the village. Entrance fee cost
* 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.
* '''House of the Virgin Mary''' (''Meryem Ana Evi''), 10 km south on the hills is claimed to have been the house where Virgin Mary spend her last days in Ephesus. The Vatican declared this place as an official Catholic pilgrimage site.
* '''Pamucak''' beach
* A nice day-tour can take one to the three archeological sites of '''[
In the city center there are other very interesting spots:
* The '''Byzantine citadel''' and the remains of '''St. John Basilica'''.
* The '''Aqueduct'''.
* The '''Museum of Ephesus'''. Contains objects found in the [[Ephesus]] excavation at the site.
*<buy name="Double Knot Carpets" alt="" address="Corner of Cangiz Topel Cad and Namik Kemal Cad" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Run by 20-something locals, this carpet shop is a great place to find a carpet for cheap (prices start under 100 Euro) or just to have a cup of tea. Unlike the shops of Istanbul, the shopkeepers won't pressure you into buying anything, and are glad to offer recommendations on local restaurants and bars or just have a chat.</buy>
* '''Amazon Cafe Bistro'''
* <eat name="Ejder Restaurant" alt="" address="Cengiz Topel Cad. no.9 E PTT Karsisi" directions="in the centre of the town" phone="+90 232 8923296" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Very friendly place with homemade vegetarian food. Delicious.</eat>
*<drink name="Dolphin Bar" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">This is a really cool place. Talip is a great guy & the beer is good.</drink>
* <drink name="Pink Bistro Cafe" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Ask Mesut the bartender to show you some magic tricks and you'll be entertained for hours. And try some of Simone's famous ''çay''!</drink>
*<drink name="Rumeli" alt="" address="25 Ataturk Mah Cengiz Topel Cadessi." directions="" phone="0 232 892 16 93" url="" hours="24" price="cheap!" lat="" long="">A fantastic 24 hour restaurant serving traditional Turkish food, normally for Turkish people. It isn't in any guide books as the owner relies on a heavy after midnight trade of locals - but it is a must see. Different corners are assigned different specialities, soup corner, vegeterian corner, etc. The mushroom pide is especially good!</drink>
*'''Urkmez hotel''' [http://www.urkmezhotel.com] Namik Kemal Cad. 20 ''+90'' 0232 892 6312. The Ürkmez Hotel is run by the multi-lingual Ozkan Brothers (English, German, Spanish). All rooms are newly decorated and comes with orthopaedic mattresses and most have A/C and private balconies. Starting from 11€p.p incl. breakfast buffet on the roof terrace.
*<sleep name="Bella Hotel" alt="" address="Ataturk Mah. St. John Street No:7 Selcuk" directions="200m from Otogar" phone="+90 232 892 3944 " url="http://www.hotelbella.com/selcuk_hotels/index.htm" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">Small family run hotel with wonderful ceramic and carpet / textile decorations. Very convenient location. Excellent dinner on the roof terrace. Free transport to and from Ephesus. Fax: 0090 232 892 0344 Email: [email protected] </sleep>
*<sleep name="Atilla’s Getaway" alt="" address="[email protected]" directions="2km from Selcuk centre in the village of Acarlar" phone="+90 (232) 892 3847" url="http://www.atillasgetaway" checkin="" checkout="" price="12 Euro" lat="" long="">Has a spring water swimming pool surrounded by fruit trees and gardens. Free shuttle buses to Selçuk/Ephesus, as well as free pick up from Kuşadasi Ferry Port.</sleep>