Temple of Artemis
In ancient times it was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, but today the Temple of Artemis is represented by a single column standing in a swamp.
House of the Virgin
Discovered in a vision by a bedridden German nun in 1812, this stone building is believed by many Catholics and Muslims to be where the Virgin Mary lived her last years. There is also a healing fountain.
Cathedral of the Holy Cross
The Church of the Holy Cross on Akdamar Island is a ruined Armenian cathedral dating from 921 AD. Beautifully situated on Lake Van, the church is famed for its fascinating medieval sculptures.
Located near Istanbul University, this is one of the oldest mosques in the city. It was built in 1506 using materials from Theodosius' forum, over which it was constructed.
Dating from the 3rd century AD, the ancient synagogue of Sardis was the largest outside Palestine. Some walls still remain and it has a splendid floor mosaic.
Foundations of a basilica-like building that may have been one of several synagogues known to exist in ancient Ephesus. A Jewish lamp was found on the site.
Commissioned by Sultan Selim II, the Selimiye Mosque in Konya was built from 1558 to 1567.
St. Polycarp Church
Although reconstructed in 1620, this church is the oldest in Izmir. It honors St. Polycarp, who was bishop of Smyrna and was martyred on a nearby hill in 155 AD.