Fourth International Workshop on  Freight Transportation and Logistics
Çeşme, İzmir, TURKEY ¤ May 26-29 2009, Tuesday-Friday

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The social program of the conference will include the welcome cocktail, reception dinner, and also a full-day excursion to the world-famous Ephesus founded in the 10th century BC by the Ionian Greeks. Ephesus used to be the ancient capital of Ionia, flourished between 600 BC and 500 AD. Once with a population of 300,000 it became the biggest center of the trade road that went from Asia to Europe. Also included in this guided tour is a visit to the House of Virgin Mary, a major pilgrimage place on the top of Bülbüldağ (Mount Nightingale) in Selçuk.

We firmly believe that Çeşme will not only nourish ODYSSEUS 2009 with a cozy atmosphere, but will also provoke a sparkling platform for the exchange of field experience and research ideas among the participants.

The information about Ephesus and the House of Virgin Mary has been adopted from TurkishOdyssey.com, the website of "A Traveler’s Guide to Turkey and Turkish Culture" which is the first such book for Turkey ever written by a Turk. Also OTTI Travel Company maintains an excellent dedicated website about Ephesus which you might want to glimpse before the day of the excursion. For further reading please refer to the links page of this website.

The Celcus Library in Ephesus
Celcus Library 

The Amphitheater in Ephesus


2 minutes and 38 seconds long video about Ephesus shot by N. Yaylalı

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