Where is Caravansarai?
Okuz Mehmet Pasa Caravanserai is the principal of Ottoman architecture in Kusadasi city, was built by the man of the same name, who was the vizier during the reigns of Sultan Ahmet 1st and Osman 2nd in the 17th Century. The building is 400 years old.
As the visitors leave in their vehicles for Private Tours of Ephesus from Kusadasi Port they would see Caravansarai when they take the first left turn. Even on foot, when cruisers come our from the Port Premises, the Stone structure in the distance shows itself and inviting visitors to come and see it's peaceful courtyard.
Before Kusadasi (a.k.a Scala Nova - The New Port) was founded in the Late 12th century, Ancient Ephesus was the main trade center so Ephesus carried out the role as the Largest Port of the region.
Caravansarai buildings were built as almost Castle-like structure for defence and safety. They were not only trade centers but also offered safe accommodation for the merchants and their camels and horses. Also they functioned as storage for the merchandise.
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