SELÇUK — Overview

Selçuk is an important tourist town found in the Izmir Province in Turkey. It is one of the most visited tourist destinations because of its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus, The House of the Virgin Mary and the Basilica of St John the Apostle. Selçuk is a favourite nesting place for storks from April to September and you will see them around the old Roman aqueduct, disused minarets as well as TV aerials. The town is fairly small but attractive and is a good place to stay to visit the nearby sights.

Getting There
The nearest airport to Selçuk is in Izmir which is 55 kilometres north. From the airport you can take a train which is very slow and at times hard to get on or there is a van called a dolmuş which departs from the city of Izmir. To get to the bus station you take a taxi.

Traveller's Tip

If you have booked your accommodation beforehand it might be worth asking if they pick up from the airport as this is probably the easiest way to get to Selçuk but this can be very expensive.

It is possible to take an overnight bus that departs from Istanbul at midnight and arrives at Selçuk at around 8am the next day.
For more information about the overnight bus visit the website: (in Turkish only)

Getting Around
It is fairly easy to get around Selçuk and to the sights. Most people use taxis especially if there are a few people travelling together. There is also a mini bus or dolmuş which leaves from the bus station at the edge of the town. It is worth asking at the place you are staying at whether or not they provide transportation to the various sights as this may save you a lot of hassle.