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The Basilica of Saint John

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Address: Entrance off St. Jean Sok. | just east of Isa Bey Cami, Selcuk, Turkey
Description: This monumental basilica was built in the 4th century in the burial place...
This monumental basilica was built in the 4th century in the burial place of Saint John the Divine. It was designed in the shape of a cross and was covered with six domes.
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Don't miss the castle!

A very interesting and fascination place to stroll around. Take your time and don't skip the castle at the back (it's included with the entrance fee). I noticed a lot of tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

A very interesting and fascination place to stroll around. Take your time and don't skip the castle at the back (it's included with the entrance fee). I noticed a lot of tour guides don't take their tour group to the castle, which I think it's a loss for those people who traveled this far to visit this church.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Keep an eye out for these guys hanging around the basilica, they will try to befriend you saying they work on the restorations and try to sell you coins and trinkets they claimed to have found during digs. They can turn nasty quickly so just stay away from them

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Seeing places like this gives you a whole new respect for history and the people that have gone before us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This is a fantastic site. It isn't large but there is quality. The views of the surrounding countryside are terrific, and when we were there, saw lots of storks flying around. Worth the visit just for that!

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solihull uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Like all of the attractions wtihin this are the entrance fee is inconsequential- about £2.50. However a really interesting site, be prepared to wander and take your time , don`t just flit around to take in the superficial.The site is of great interest, examine the many sectionjs and soak in the atmosphre. Walk around the edges of the site, giving... More 

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perth western australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

For those travellers staying in Selcuk, take a short walk out of the town centre, up to the ruins of the Basilica, the grounds are massive, as would have been the church. If still standing today it would be rated as the 7th largest cathedral in the world. It only costs 35 lira, and if you continue past the ruins... More 

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Ryton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Our walk around the Basilica was quiet and tranquil. With beautiful views and history its well worth a visit. A very relaxing end to a lovely day. Will definetly be back to visit the fort one day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A must see. St. John is buried here and its an awesome and sacred experience. Easily walked even by those who don't get around too well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

These ruins were quite different than what you get from the Ancient town of Ephesus. The views are spectacular, as you are walking at the peak of a small mountain. The significance of the location is inspiring. And the location (directly next to many hotels in town) make it an ideal stop. Note, the castle closes at 5PM but the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

views form here were great. take the time to climb the path to the top of the hill to visit the fortress. watch out for turtle and Turkish cats along the way!

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