Ionia

IONIA: THE BIRTH OF PHILOSOPHY

Firsts are always special, especially when it comes to something that affected the whole world through ages. Ionia is the region covering the lands of western coasts of Anatolia, where the western philosophy began with important names like Thales, Heraklitus, Anaximenes and many more.

The lands hosted many important ancient cities like Smyrna, Miletus, Ephesus, Priene, etc…

Overlooking the amazing views of the Aegean Sea combined with the perfect blend of Anatolian and Greek cultures, Ionia has a lot of to offer to its visitors.

Ar you ready for your trip?

Top attractions in Ionia

Ephesus

Anatolia has no shortage of the important historical cities. Ephesus is obviously one of them, as it is one of the biggest open-air museums from antiquity that has survived until this date.

Didyma

Are you interested in prophecies, fortune telling? We bet you are. Then you will like Didyma for sure. Didyma is the ancient Greek city that hosted the greatest number of oracles at the time.

Miletus

Miletus is one of the most important Greek legacies standing on the lands of Turkey until this date. With its Great Theatre, Faustine Baths, many ruins and remains that are still displaying the glory of the past, Miletus is the place to soak up the history and gain more insight about Greek presence in Anatolia.

Priene

Are you ready to discover one of the most important historical destinations of Turkey? Priene is located near Didyma and displays the glory of Hellenistic era in the region.

House of the Virgin Mary

If we were asked to tell the most important names in Christian world, one of the first names comes to mind would be Saint Mary. I mean, she is the mother of Jesus, right? She has a free pass for life.

Izmir

Izmir is the third biggest city of Turkey, located along the Aegean shore serenaded by region’s mild weather and amazing views. The city is Izmir, with its ancient name Smyrna, was known to take its name from the Queen of Amazons which is a pretty cool fact.

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