An Evening in Ephesus
A special evening in an ancient city in Turkey
Ephesus was a city in ancient Greece on the coast of Ionia, 3 kilometers (1.9 mi) southwest of present-day Selçuk in İzmir Province, Turkey. It was built in the 10th century BC on the site of Apasa, the former Arzawan capital, by Attic and Ionian Greek colonists. During the Classical Greek era, it was one of twelve cities that were members of the Ionian League. The city came under the control of the Roman Republic in 129 BC. Today, the ruins of Ephesus are a favorite international and local tourist attraction, being accessible from Adnan Menderes Airport and from the resort town Kuşadası. In 2015, the ruins were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
I attended a concert in the ancient theater of Ephesus. The Aegean Chamber Orchestra performed music by Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart and Brahms, among others. The music made this ancient archeological site come alive.
This is among the highlights of this trip.