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Amazon is a rustic boutique hotel in the heart of Selcuk and ancient Ephesus.

An ideal location to stay at, to explore this ancient region that has hosted many civilizations and cultures of humankind. Ephesus and the museum, House of Virgin Mary, IsaBey Mosque, St.John’s basilica, Şirince Village, within walking, the antique sites of Priene-Miletus-Dydima-Teos within minutes away by road.

Just 100 metres to Basilica of St John and 300 metres to the Temple of Artemis, Amazon Petite is located in Selcuk.

Amazons were the female warriors that lived in Anatolia (Anatolia is the name of the region of today’s Asian part of Turkey) around 2nd millennium BC. They are believed to be the daughters of god Ares (the god of war) and Harmonia. They disappear from the historical records from Anatolia after the 7th century BC.

Amazons are taking place at the famous Troy war around 1200 BC. They are believed to help Hector against Achilles. Queen Penthesilea was shot to death from her breast just after she injured Achilles. On her last moments, Achilles took of her helmet and saw the beauty of Penthesilea and fell in love with this woman that he just killed.

In all around the world, at the famous museums, one can see the sculptures of these female warriors of Anatolia made by several artists at different times. One of the beautiful reliefs of Amazons that were carved on the Temple of Hadrian at Ephesus Ancient City is now displayed at the local museum of Ephesus in Selcuk, Turkey.

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Testimonials

  • The staff was very friendly, he even offered us a free transfer to the train station, and provide us with a lot of recommendations and information. The rooms have very good and unique design, and the pool is nice and fun. We like this hotel!

    Xin from United Kingdom - Group of Friends

    The best hotel we stayed at in Turkey. Staff was super friendly, facilities were spacious and clean, lovely deck with a view for morning breakfast or afternoon beer, and a small pool for cooling off in the afternoons.

    db13 from United States of America - Couple

  • Beautiful small hotel, the deco in our room was really nice we loved it. Even if we had to room next to the street, was really calm at night. Nice small pool and well located, can walk downtown without problem.

    Frederic from Canada - Couple

    Short walk from bus and train stations. Near major archaeological sites. We took a taxi to Ephesus upper gate but walked back from the lower gate (30 – 40 mins).

    Christopher from United Kingdom - Couple

  • the hotel located in the old village is really perfect. the decoration all in wood in old stone house is beautiful and made with quality and professionalism. very small pool but perfect size for the place. the team is lovely, bedroom very clean and the room was large, bathroom very nice and again perfect, free Wifi , breakfast is excellent.

    Jean From Turkey - Family

    The location of the hotel is very convinient, right next to the St. Jones Temple, bus station and city center. The Owner ad Workers are very friendly and they try to do their best to help you in everything you need or request.

    Azar from Turkey - Couple