Sites around Ephesus Boutique Hotel
Bergama is a populous district, as well as the center city of the same district, in İzmir Province in western Turkey. By excluding İzmir's metropolitan area, it is one of the prominent districts of the province in terms of population and is largely urbanized at the rate of 53,6 per cent. Tire center is situated at a distance of 118 km (73 mi) to the north from the point of departure of the traditional center of İzmir (Konak Square in Konak, İzmir) and lies at a distance of 27 km (17 mi) inland from the nearest seacoast at the town of Dikili to its west. Bergama district area neighbors the areas of three districts of Balıkesir Province to its north, namely Ayvalık, Burhaniye and İvrindi, İzmir Province district of Kınık and Manisa Province district of Soma to its east, while to the south it is bordered by the central provincial of Manisa and two other İzmir Province districts along the coast that are Aliağa and Dikili from its south towards its west.
Ephesus Greek: Ἔφεσος Ephesos; Turkish: Efes) was an ancient Greek city, and later a major Roman city, on the coast of Ionia, near present-day Selçuk, Izmir Province, Turkey. It was one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League during the Classical Greek era. In the Roman period, Ephesus had a population of more than 250,000 in the 1st century BC, which also made it one of the largest cities in the Mediterranean world. The city was famed for the Temple of Artemis (completed around 550 BC), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Emperor Constantine I rebuilt much of the city and erected new public baths. Following the Edict of Thessalonica from emperor Theodosius I, the temple was destroyed in 401 AD by a mob led by St. John Chrysostom. The town was partially destroyed by an earthquake in 614 AD. The city's importance as a commercial center declined as the harbor was slowly silted up by the Cayster River (Küçük Menderes).
House of Virgin Mary
The House of Virgin Mary - (Show on the Map) - The belief that the Virgin Mary had spent her last days in the vicinity of Ephesus and that she had died there, focused attention on a nun named Anna Katherina Emmerich who had livid in the late 18th century (1774-1820). The efforts to find the house were greatly influenced by her detailed description of the Virgin Mary's coming to Ephesus, her life and her last home there and the characteristics of the city although she had never been to Ephesus.
Kirazli is located 10 km outside of the holiday resort town of Kuşadası, meaning that the Ephesus Boutique Hotel can offer you the peace and quiet of a small Turkish village, without leaving you severed from necessary amenities. Elegant accommodation is combined with dedicated dining facilities, to make your stay as restful as possible. Explore the rich local culture, with the hotel able to organise tours of the surrounding area. Within a 20 minute drive of the hotel you can find the ancient ruins of Ephesus, St. John’s Basilica, the House of the Virgin Mary, The Cave of Zeus and one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world - The Temple of Artemis. Surrounded by flowering fields of cherry trees, figs, vines and olives the village is a traditional Turkish Koy of narrow twisting streets, stone and whitewashed houses and terracotta roofs. What Kirazli has is shares with everyone. The natural beauty, the friendship of its inhabitants and the slow, steady pace of it's lifestyle. Kirazli is quickly becomi
Kuşadası is a resort town on Turkey's Aegean coast and the center of the seaside district of the same name in Aydın Province. Kuşadası lies at a distance of 95 km (59 mi) to the south from the region's largest metropolitan center of İzmir, and 71 km (44 mi) from the provincial seat of Aydın situated inland. Its primary industry is tourism. Her neighbours are Germencik district from northeast, Söke one from southeast, Aegean Sea from west and Selçuk district from north.
Miletus (/maɪˈliːtəs/; Hittite transcription Millawanda or Milawata (exonyms); Ancient Greek: Μίλητος Milētos; Latin: Miletus; Turkish: Milet) was an ancient Greek city on the western coast of Anatolia, near the mouth of the Maeander River in ancient Caria. Its ruins are located near the modern town of Balat in Aydin Province, Turkey. Before the Persian invasion in the middle of the 6th century BC, Miletus was considered the greatest and wealthiest of Greek cities.
Priene which in its time was one of the most spectacular of all the ancient Ionians cities. Priene is an ancient Hellenistic city located just to the north of Miletus in western Turkey. It was an ancient Greek holy city and the home of an important temple of Athena. Priene's picturesque ruins include several columns of the Temple of Athena, much of the city wall, a well-preserved theater and a council chamber. The ruins are next to the modern town of Güllübahce. History By the 8th century BC Priene was a member of the Ionian League. The League's central shrine, the Panionion, lay within the city's boundaries, making Priene an important holy city. Priene was sacked by Ardys of Lydia in the 7th century BC but regained its prosperity in the 8th. Captured by the generals of the Persian king Cyrus around 540 BC, Priene took part in several revolts against the Persians (499–494). The city was subject to the Persians until the time of Alexander the Great.
Selçuk is the central town of Selçuk district, İzmir Province in Turkey, 2 km (1.2 miles) northeast of ancient city Ephesus. Its original Greek name, Agios Theológos (Άγιος Θεολόγος) referred to John the Theologian. Under the Ottoman Empire, it was known as Ayasoluk (Ottoman Turkish: Ayasluğ). In 1914, it was renamed Selçuk after the Seljuk Turks who first led incursions into the region in the 12th century.
Perfect location close to several historical sites in Kirazli
70Km south from IZMIR International Airport (ADB), 15Km from Ephesus (Selcuk) and 11Km from the Aegean coast and the resort town of Kusadasi.
UK: Direct flights to IZMIR with EasyJet (Gatwick) and Pegasus (Stanstead) or via Istanbul on BA or Turkish Airlines
HOLLAND: Direct from Amsterdam with Pegasus and SunExpress
GERMANY: Lufthansa flies direct from Munich; SunExpress from Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich and Stuttgart
SWITZERLAND: SunExpress from Zurich
AUSTRIA: SunExpress from Vienna
USA and others: Routes via Istanbul with flights connecting to IZMIR every hour throughout the day and evening.
There are buses from Izmir (1hr) to Selcuk which carry on to Kusadasi (15min). There are regular Dolmus services (from the Otogar) between Selcuk, Kusadasi and Aydin to Kirazli and from the south via Soke
A train runs from IZMIR & IZMIR AIRPORT to AYDIN via Selcuk and is very convenient if your flight timings fit in with the very few (6) trains a day - journey time about 60 mins - we can arrange pickup at SELÇUK or ÇAMLIK at any time as this only takes 20 minutes. (ÇAMLIK is a closer station to our Hotel by around 10 minutes and you can also arrive and leave from there. During the day, a regular Dolmus bus operates from ÇAMLIK to Kirazli Village and on to Kusadasi)
ÇAMLIK timings are approixiamtely 14mins before or after Selcuk timings.
For 2013 The Trains run daily:
TO SELCUK: 08.06 - 9.21 - 11.45 - 16.02 - 16.54 - 19.30.
FROM SELCUK TO AIRPORT: 06.49 - 07.22 - 09.00 - 11.28 - 15.53 - 17.58 - 18.37 - 19.30
The one way fee is approximately 6,00 TL
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Ferries operate from Samos(Greece) to Kusadasi or Chios(Greece) to Cesme.
from Izmir Airport
Exit the airport and turn left then follow the road to AYDIN.
Select the GREEN motorway route when you see the sign about 10km from the airport. You will need to PURCHASE a motorway pre Pay Card BEFORE you enter the Motorway. It is used at THE END of the journey at the exit point. Each Journey debits the card 2-2.5TL
Once you have entered the Motorway, take the direction to AYDIN and EFESUS. The road is the E87/O.31. Stay on this motorway for 36KM (about 22-25 minutes) until you see a sign for Selcuk and Ephesus, and then take this exit.
Stay on this road for 13Km ( about 12-15 minutes) This road will take you through Selcuk.
Stay on this road all the way through Selcuk (do not take the Kusadasi turning in Selcuk at the MAIN CROSS ROAD) and you will then climb through the hills for 13 Km ( about 12-15 minutes) and when you are at the top of this hill and start going down, you will see a large overhead sign for ‘Kusadasi’.
Turn turn right at the sign. Be careful though as the turning is not very obvious and is just before the petrol station. This will take you into Camlik with the TRAIN MUSEAUM on your left and you will quickly pass over a railway line in about 0.6 Km.
Stay on this road and DO NOT turn right at the next ‘Kusadasi’ sign - in other words keep to the left fork (there is a sign to 'KIRAZLI 9km' and also a small green signboard with our hotel name on it at this fork) and follow this winding country road for 5KM ( about 7 minutes) and you will pass through a village called Gokcealan. Be careful through this village to now FOLLOW the signs in the village to Kusadasi as there are a couple of sharp turns.
Continue by leaving Gokcealan and Kirazli is the next village after a further 2.4KM ( about 4 minutes ). As you enter the village you will pass the Kirazli Koy Sofrasi (village restaurant) and immediately after that there is a left fork in the road - again you will see our Green Hotel sign - then up a small hill keep going straight ahead and you will come into the village square (its more like a small roundabout).
You can park the car anywhere in the square and the hotel is on the road straight ahead of you with the entrance to the hotel is on the left hand side. There should be a coned sign guiding you to the front entrance.
The drive takes just over 1 hour.
From the SOUTH
Take the motorway to IZMIR, exit at the Selcuk turnoff and follow the instructions above. If coming from the SOUTH via the coast, take the road to KUSADASI and turn right at the main traffic lights to AYDIN ( the opposite road takes you to the town centre) - the road now winds up hill and after about 10KM you will reach YENIKOY, and within 100 mtrs from the town sign, you will see the mosque on the left and a sharp right hand turn to CINAR - stay on this road and carry on through until a T junction in the next village of GOKCEALAN, Turn right and follow instructions above..
Comfortable transfer with private car
For many of the typical local short transfers where our hotel car is used, the costs are as follows. Other transfers can be arranged.
Pickup or Dropoff to:
CAMLICK Train station - E6/15TL
EPHESUS - E15/35TL + ParkingFee
KUSADASI - E15/30TL
We can arrange for a taxi service to or from our hotel from anywhere at any time - including airports.
Some typical costs in Turkish Lira for are shown below - (Approx only)
Kusadasi/Kirazli > Izmir(Airport) & vice versa 150
Kusadasi/Kirazli > Bodrum Airport & vice versa 260
Kusadasi > Kirazli & vice versa 50
1 Day Tours Kusadasi/Kirazli to:
Efes - Meryem 150
Efes - Meryem - Muze - Sirince 210
Pamukkale - Afrodisias 400
Milet - Priene - Didim 280
Bodrum (MRK) 360
For stays of more than four nights there is a free of charge pick up service from Selcuk, Kuşadasi and Izmir airport. transfer izmir airport. fees are as follows:
65 Euros one way
110 Euros return
from Selçuk 25 from kuşadası 20 ( if you stay 2 nights or more you will get free transfer from Selçuk or Kuşadası) Free transfer are only for the client who directly with hotel
If you have any difficulties in coming to Ephesus Boutique Hotel please do not hesitate to call the hotel directly on: 905342060581or 902566671272
If you are going to Ephesus from Istanbul and require any information for your trip, please contact our Istanbul Office on +905342060581