Established as a port on the mouth of the River Cayster, the city was founded between 1,500 and 1000 BC. It went on to become the second largest city in the Roman Empire, a strategic trade route in Anatolia, and one of the greatest seaports in the ancient world. Once, it was a successful sea trading port and centre of perfection for politics and philosophers. Just right in the heart of Ephesus ancient city which was classified by UNESCO as World heritage we provide plenty of historical, religious, philosophical experiences for our guests.
The majestic antique Greek city of Ephesus which contains the largest collection of Roman ruins in the eastern Mediterranean is widely known as commercial, religious and social center of antiquity. Matiana welcomes you to take a stroll its streets passing temples, theatres, libraries, typical houses and statues and on the other hand ‘The House of Virgin
Mary’ which she spent her last days in.
Besides, grand public buildings as the impressive Library of Celsus, the theatre, the Temple of Hadrian and the sumptuous Temple of Artemis which is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World make this region admirable.