- What’s On
Set in the peaceful hills of Selçuk, Yedi Bilgeler (Seven Sages) is a boutique hotel with 25 room and three suites, a winery and a restaurant that pays homage to the founders of philosophy native to that region. You will have an opportunit to learn about the art of wine-making during a pampered stay in the hotel’s lovely stone lodging, nestled in a prized vineyard, surrounded ancient olive groves and fig trees.
The hotel is not far from Kuşadası and Selçuk and ideally located for exploring the historic Roman sites of Ephesus (7km), Priene, Miletus and Didyma. .
HOW TO GET THERE
Although there is a small airport in Selçuk, it is only open for private planes. So the nearest option for commercial flights is Adnan Menderes Airport in Izmir, which lies 55km north of Selçuk.
From the airport, you have two options for getting to Selçuk: you can take a train which leaves from the airport but be warned that the train can be very packed, so be ready for the possibility of not being able to get on. It’s also possible to take trains from Izmir’s Basmane Station, which stop at the airport about 20 minutes after they leave Basmane station. The trip from the airport to Selçuk takes about an hour.
Varan run an overnight bus service that departs from Istanbul at midnight and arrives in Selçuk at around 8am run. Dolmuş’s also run between Izmir and Selçuk.
Cihat Aşkin, violin