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Selçuk is located in the Aegean Region of Turkey and is approximately 70 kilometers south of the cosmopolitan city of Izmir.
Its name comes from the Seljuk Turks who settled in the region during the 12th century. Touched by a mix of historical periods the region boasts numerous ancient and biblical sites, Ephesus and The Virgin Mary House are amongst favorites for visitors and make Selçuk one of the most visited touristic destinations within Turkey.
Besides the historical richness of the area, there are many places of natural beauty surrounding the town; mountains lined with olive and fruit groves circle inhabitants. The cultivation of cotton, olives, grapes, and citrus fruits is the driving force in the economy in addition to the tourism industry. Despite being known technically as a ‘town’ Selçuk has a distinct ‘village’ feel about it; the quiet winding streets, parked tractors and slow pace of life reinforce this image.
The people of Selçuk are from all regions of Turkey and there is a small dispersed ex pat community. The people who visit Selçuk often speak of a ‘special indescribable something’ that attracts people here; some of these people visit time and time again others chose to settle here.