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Address: Selcuk, Turkey
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The bustle of city life was evident in the galleries and shops which once...

The bustle of city life was evident in the galleries and shops which once lined this main street leading from the harbor to the Ephesus Theatre.

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Colonnaded Road from the Port to the Theatre

This is one of my favourite parts of Ephesus. Tourists usually rush past it either on the way in or the way out of the site. It is worth spending some time here imagining what... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Izmir, Turkey
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Izmir, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favourite parts of Ephesus. Tourists usually rush past it either on the way in or the way out of the site. It is worth spending some time here imagining what happened on this road and seeing it from different perspectives. One of the interesting views is from the theater. Nice to go when it opens... More 

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Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

They had the streets inlaid with limestone blocks. It was neat to see the corinthian columns lining the roads. Majestic is one word that comes to mind when thinking about this ancient city. You will see all of these places located in ancient Ephesus and you walk past them all on this one tour. Shopping in town at the shops... More 

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Cranbrook, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

A remarkable stretch of ancient road to the former seaport. It looks like any modern walkway and could be put back in use if the ocean was still there.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The large road between the Grand Theatre and the old port is known as Arcadian way or Harbour street. This was the primary entry point from the port where traders and sailors would first arrive. The street was over half a kilometre long and has the remnants of columns and the ruins of ancient shops and galleries. To appreciate the... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

This was the main street to the port (now 6 km away). Secret Christian symbols abound on the pavings as they sought each other out and to avoid persecution.

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New Providence, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Although sea coast no longer close to this site but at ancient time this road lead to harbor. Our tour start from the top of street. When we walked over this street felt like walking through history.

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

this is great to look down from the top of the stalls in the amphitheatre , you get a true sense of what they must of seen back in the day

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

the old is neat to walk. yes, the structures located along it are long gone-but still neat to walk and relive the history of this city

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Walking the Arcadian Way is amazing when one thinks of the number of feet over centuries of time which walked this 'road.' Then it led from the theatre all the way to the Aegean Sea. Centuries ago the sea flowed all the way up to the edge and Ephesus was a thriving seaside city. Look for the niches which indicate... More 

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Cinnaminson, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

A well laid out Roman Road leading from the Port to the theater and the bottom of Curetes Street. Just the thought of the history of this street and all those who traveled on it's surface is enough to give you goose bumps. The history of this place is spectacular!

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