Our pick #3
Undoubtedly the best-preserved classical city in the eastern Mediterranean, Ephesus was a vast Roman city with a population nearing 250,000. It gained great prosperity from commerce and travelling pilgrims, who travelled for miles to visit the legendary Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Ancient Wonders. Much of Ephesus has been carefully restored, and sights to see nowadays include the iconic Great Theatre , Curetes Way (one of the main thoroughfares), the Temple of Serapis, the elegant façades of the Temple of Hadrian and the awesome Library of Celsus. Off Curetes Way are ancient public toilets, a brothel, remains of fountains and various temples.