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Selçuk (pronounced sel-chook) is a city in the west of Turkey. Located nearby are the Unesco-heritage ruins of Efesus/Ephesos/Efes, an ancient Greek settlement. Popular as a tourist destination, Selçuk has several hotels, but also boasts a few friendly hostels.

Hitching out[edit]

North/East towards Izmir/Konya[edit]

Walk to the north of town and start hitching on a patch of calm road. After about 10 minutes, you'll reach a big highway. Head left (west) for Izmir, or right (east) for Konya, Denizli/Pamukkale and Kapadokya.

Accommodation and Sleep[edit]

There's several cheap hostels. You can also camp outside of town, in the nearby hills and mountains. Be mindful of snakes though. The close beach of Dereli is a perfect spot for free camping very wide and with comfortble fine sand, there is also a nice camping that you can use for shower (the entrance from the beach is not surveilled) even wildcamping on the beach.