WE ARE FROM EPHESUS AND LIVE IN SCALA NUOVA (KUSADASI) NOWADAYS…
WAITING YOU IN PORT OF EPHESUS WITH OUR GREAT HOSPITALITY WHICH COMES FROM ANCIENT WORLD…
Port of Ephesus was the most important connection point of the biggest touristical and commercial center Ephesus in ancient times. The port in Ephesus was one of the biggest port in the ancient World. Also the city of the Ephesus was a great destination with 250000 inhabitants.
There were three main roads from the Port of Ephesus; one road went south to the Meander Valley, another east towards Babylon via Laodicea and a third to the north via Smyrna. As a result of excellent port in Ephesus, the early Ionian colonists from Athens chose there as a link city of trade for transporting goods from the west to the Asia. Important items of trade around the Mediterranean were olive oil, animals, glass, stone such as marble, tiles etc, wine, grain, pottery vessels, metals such as iron, copper, lead, gold, tin etc and slaves.
The Port of Ephesus has silted up over the years. Ephesus is now about 7 miles inland from the coast. The area around Ephesus and harbor now is into a swamp. A series of malaria epidemics decimated the population and the Ephesians abandoned the city almost in one hundred years. Earthquakes destroyed come part of Ephesus but the unhealthful conditions actually preserved the structures since nobody even wanted to come in and haul off the stones to build other cities. Instead of settling in Ephesus again, they found new port city for themselves and they called there “scala nuova” means new port. Life is still going on in Scala Nuova and it is one of the most popular Mediterranean ports in modern day and called as Kusadasi. Every day in summer cruise ships dock to Kusadasi port and many cruise guests love to visit old port city Ephesus which is inland.
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