Ayasofya Church was built by I. Justinianos between 532-537 BC. After Ottoman Empire conquered it, they converted this church to a mosque and added 4 minarets and Islamic features. Ayasofya is the oldest cathedral in the world. Now, it serves as a museum.
Kemeraltı Bazaar is one of historical places in İzmir. Kemeraltı is the oldest and the biggest bazaar in the world. Kemeraltı used to be at the end of Silkroad. It includes mosques, churches, synagogues, Turkish bathes, museums and has nineteen inns. In the beginning of 1900s, population of Kemeraltı was more than some capitals in Europe like Paris, London…
Ephesus was an ancient Greek city on the West coast of Anatolia. It was one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League. Ephesus was famed for the Temple of Artemis (completed around 550 BC), one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
Temple of Artemis is the first temple in the world which was made of marble. It was built in 6BC by the Lydian King Croesus for the goddess Artemis. This temple was used as a bazaar, as well. Temple of Artemis was burned on 21th July, 326 BC by a Greek man named Herostratus who wanted to go down in history. This Greek man is known as the first terrorist in history.