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Arcadian Way

Selcuk, Turkey
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Ranked #6 of 41 attractions in Selcuk
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Ancient Ruins
Description: 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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Keizer, Oregon
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126 reviews 126 reviews
52 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

The Arcadian Way is part of the enormous open air Archaeological Museum in Ephesus. It is one of the most incredible excavations I've ever seen and I've been to Istanbul, Athens, and other areas of great excavations. Take an organized tour where the guides can describe where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra once rode in procession. The excavation and restoration of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Its said that Marc Anthony and Cleopatra once walked this way.....I wonder what they were thinking.......August's is coming!.......but we're in November!!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Take a walk down the Acadian Way and imagine being surrounded by dozens of people all of which are on their way to the water's edge. Kind of fun to do and another of those places to add to your bucket list".

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

When you look at the Arcadian way in Efesos, be it from the magnificent view of the arena or from ground level, history is looking back at you. The amount of people who have walked these streets is impressive. Also the amount of famous people walking there is equally impressive. Both Mark Anthony and Cleopatra walked here, as did some... More

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Stuart, Florida
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22 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We took a seat in the theater, and on our way out, we had a great view of the Acadian Way. We could picture the people parading toward the theatre. Am impressive sight - not to be missed.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This beautiful path with the columns on each side was the way to the harbour or the way from the harbour to the Great Theatre! It must have been stunning in its day, just imagine. This part was near the end of our amazing journey of Ephesus. You must not miss this place.

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

In some ways I prefer the Arcadian way to Curetes Street, at the entrance to the city. The best place from which to admire the Arcadian way is from the top of the huge amphitheatre of Ephesus. The panormaic views from there of the ancient Arcadian road & countryside beyond, are beautiful & tranquil.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Way between the Harbor Baths and the great theatre. Entering from the port, traders and sailors would first arrive in this street. So it was designed gorgeous with marble slabs and colonnades. It was constructed in the Hellenistic Period, but then was restored during the reign of the Emperor Arcadius (395-408 AD.), from whom it takes its present name. The... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

All you need is imagination so you can see the way it used to be It' hard to imagine that so long ago they had all this, that they where better that we are now. If you are near, don't hesitate to visit. Don't forget ot buy wather, it's hot, hot, hot inside and there is no store or well... More

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Lafayette, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

It's hard to imagine that this way would have ended in a harbor as the water has receeded so much since then, but it's still fun to see all the columns.

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