Selcuk

KUSADASI

Selcuk

Population of Selcuk is 27600, Selcuk is 20 km northeast of Kusadasi and 5 km northeast of Ephesus. Selcuk is one of the most visited touristic places in Turkey. Selcuk is 55 km away from Izmir Adnan Menderes. The name of the town comes from the Turkish tribes settled in the region by the 12th century.

Agriculture is another subsistence source apart from tourism, peach is one of the main productions in Selcuk, apart from peach, olive, fig, apricot, grape, cotton, cabbage, corn cultivated in large extent. Once upon a time this land was by the sea, the Meander River silted up and the town moved 10 km away from the sea.

Selcuk has an important place in history because Ephesus, The House of Virgin Mary, St John Church, The Temple of Artemis, Seven Sleepers Cave, İsa Bey Mosque, Ephesus Museum are in Selcuk. ..

Selcuk Training Center of the Turkish Aeronautical Association is just 3 km away from Selcuk center. They offer piloting and parachuting. 

Selcuk is famous with the festivals scattered almost in every season. The Ephesus International Festival, The Camel Wrestling Festival, performed in the third weekend of January attracts both many visitors. Also Rite mass at the House of Virgin Mary is held every year on the 15th of August. Ephesus Ancient City in Selcuk is popular site for cocerts in summer nights and attracts thousands of people. 

Selcuk is a favourite nesting place for storks from late April into September. You can see stork nests and storks everywhere in Selcuk.