There is restoration work going on all round and our guide told us it will take 400 years to uncover it all. All the hills you see around hold secrets.
At one time it was the second largest city in the Roman empire and when you look down this main street you just need to replace the tee shirts with togas and you get a sense of what a bustling place it must have been.
This is what our guide described as the "Bond Street" of Ephesus, small luxury shops with wonderful mosaic paving out side and a shady portico overhead.
Next to the shops were the terrace houses, homes of the very wealthiest people. How beautiful they must have been.