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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
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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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Just renovated and newly opened. Amazing what has been done toı repair and restore. Need good shoes as a fairly steep climb to the top.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Kusadasi, Turkey
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Kusadasi, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Just renovated and newly opened. Amazing what has been done toı repair and restore. Need good shoes as a fairly steep climb to the top.

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Oak Lawn, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My main purpose in visiting Selcuk was to see Ephesus, but I was pleasantly surprised with the other sites in Selcuk itself. The Basilica is quite large. There is not much information posted to describe what I was actually looking at, but it was worth a visit. The views of Selcuk are wonderful!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A great place to wander around - information available at the important points and a lovely view of the town.

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Victoria, Canada
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242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This was a good site but there is virtually no explanation. It's breathtaking below the fort and above the mosque with the hillsides around it. If you pass by do go. It's definitely nice.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Very interesting site next to one of the wonders of the world - bit difficult for those less mobile as mainly rough paths and rocks to walk on but the views and history are so worth it.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Worth going for sure. Get the audio tour or research it before you go so you know what you are looking at. The view from here was really good. Lots to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This site is worth a stop if you are in the area visiting Ephesus. The views are stunning and the site interesting. Climb to the top portion above the site to see the model of the original building which is under glass. There is a lovely photo op fortress perched above the site. The site is much smaller than Ephesus... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

A very interesting site to visit, good interpretive signs and great views of the area. Well worth the cost of admission. We spent almost two hours walking around the site, including walking up to the Ayasuluk Fortress. Despite being there on an overcast day the views were good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

What an incredible place. The burial place of the Apostle John, and they say on that hill is where he prayed and wrote the Gospels. The baptismal in the church is very cool! Walk to the very top of the hill inside the castle walls and find and old cistern. That is said to be where John wrote the Gospels.... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We visited this Basilica along with a tour guide of Ephesus. While it is worth visiting this Basilica, it is important to use a guide who will tell you a lot about the history of the place. Also you can cover Ephesus along with this in one day.

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