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Ancient City of Ephesus

Selcuk 35920, Turkey
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“ancient city” (559 reviews)
“terrace houses” (498 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Selcuk 35920, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We arrived at Basmane Square and bought our minibus tickets from Izmir to Selçuk (12 TRY per person; company Pamukkale). A minivan brings you between Basmane Square and Izmir Bus Terminal (ISOTAŞ). The minibus takes (approx.) 40min arriving to Selçuk. The Ephesus historical landmarks are...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

You better read about its history before visiting. If you do not find time to read, you better rent a portable translater. It takes more or less three hours to visit all the local points. Believe me it shake your mind as you see how...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been there 3 times... And it has been wonderful. But really hot!!! A place to admire and wonder how that was in its prime... Amazing visit. Gorgeous place. If you visit during summer, please take lots of water with you. The walk can...More

Thank Eduardo F
Reviewed 4 days ago

A blisteringly hot daytrip to Ephesus - take plenty of water! - and good walking shoes, the site is very extensive. Most impressed by the huge amphitheatre - apparently used for music concerts occasionally.

1  Thank Happy2trip
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our second visit to Ephesus, after 13 years, thrilled us as much as the first. This time, the terrace houses were on view. Amazing preservation and restoration of the spacious and opulent homes of wealthy Romans from 2000 years ago. Through our cruise line, WindStar,...More

Thank raygo
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the most impressive sights I have seen in the world. If you go, make sure you see the "Terrace Houses" that are still being renovated. Stop in every little alcove you see, and you will not be disappointed. If going in the summer...More

1  Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, you can do Ephesus on your own! It is very easy and you will be rewarded by having the place to yourself before the tour groups arrive! 1. Stay overnight in a Bed & Breakfast in Selcuk the night before you intend to visit...More

1  Thank cocoanutty
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful place to visit. It takes one hour from Izmir. Make sure you have a guide to take you around and take you to the ancient history of the Ephesus. Do not forget to bring water, sunscreen and whatever else to protect yourselves from...More

Thank Nina T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth a visit when in Seljuk, Izmir or Kusadasi! The ancient city has only been 20% uncovered, even so, the site is breathless as it includes the most brilliant preserved amphitheatre in the world! The restored library of Celsius is remarkable, definitely pause in...More

Thank Tabrez K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Takes you back in time!!! Ancient Greek Time ! So much to see, streets, buildings, houses, senate seats, theatre, celsus library, excavated relief work and pillars. A must visit in Turkey. Make sure you have a good guide.Its a long walk so wear comfortable shoes....More

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4 December 2016|
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Response from Mert U | Reviewed this property |
I recommend you not to go there directly and take a guide who tries to be guide of the random people. I can recommend you to book a guided tour from jollytur or even on tripadvisor !
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20 August 2016|
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Response from moki786 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about the boat, but you can actually book a rental car online. Do a google search and you will find many rental offers.
18 August 2016|
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Response from David_F1206 | Reviewed this property |
You have a full resort in Kusadasi which is 30 min away
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