Located on the northern slopes of Mount
Pion, near Ephesus,
Grotto of Seven Sleepers has been discovered by both Christians and Moslems
with a growing interest. According to the Christian legend seven young men were walled in
during the reign of Decius (250) and yet were seen alive in the streets of Ephesus during
the reign of Theodosius II some years after the Council of Ephesus (431). In the Koran, it
is claimed that the sleepers slept 309 years in their tombs. A church has been built above
this Grotto by the Christians.
During excavations in the area, the church and several tombs have been brought to daylight. Some inscriptions of
Sleepers have been noticed on the walls of the church.
to Go?... The Grotto of Seven Sleepers is
on the area of Ephesus.
So, you can visit Seven Sleepers on your tour to
Ephesus. It is located 18 km away from Kusadasi and it may be reached
easily by Kusadasi - Selcuk minibuses. But, it is advisable to visit this
area with the professional guides provided by the agencies