Ephesus was once one of the largest cities in the Roman Empire, so prosperous that the streets were lit by oil lamps and it still remains one of the best preserved. Supposedly founded by the legendary Amazon race of female warriors it boasts a long history of affiliation with famous names: Androkles, Alexander the Great, the Virgin Mary, Saints Paul, John, Mark and Luke as well as Antony and Cleopatra. Ephesus is one of the highlights of any visit to Turkey; walk the ancient streets and imagine Roman life along its colonnades. Travel to Ephesus to the heart of Turkey's history and culture.