Ephesus Ancient City was once one of the 4 biggest cities of the ancient world, with a population of more than 250.000 people. The city was established by the sea, and with its port, it became the heart of trading in the ancient world.
Ephesus had been a religious center of early Christianity. The apostles of Jesus Christ, St.John and St.Paul is known to visit the site to spread Christianity, and one of the ecumenical councils of Christianity was held in Ephesus in the 5th century A.D.
The recorded history of Ephesus goes back to 14th century B.C., and today it is still a very well preserved ancient city with its library, theatre, streets, fountains and temples.