Pamukkale to Izmir May 27th 2012 We journey to Ephesus, which has the reputation as one of the greatest ruined cities in the western world. It started its existence as a Greek city in 1000BC and in its later history became the Romans' main port on the Aegean. The city played an important role in the spread of Christianity with Paul being a visitor and it is said that the Virgin Mary spent her last days nearby.
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Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Izmir Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk, or "Father of the Turks." Under his authoritarian leadership, the country adopt... ... read more