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Address: Site entry 4 km (21/2 mi) west of Selcuk on Selcuk-Ephesus road, Selcuk, Turkey
Phone Number: 232 892 6402 or 232 892 6940
Description: The largest and most spectacular structure of Ephesus was originally built...
The largest and most spectacular structure of Ephesus was originally built in the 3rd century BC and was later updated by the Romans in the 1st century AD when it had a seating capacity of 25,000.
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Largest amphitheatre I have ever seen ,

This Ampitheatre seats 24000 people an incredible construction for that time period no indicates the local population is that time. Absolutely fabulous structure, in its day I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Limassol, Cyprus
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Limassol, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This Ampitheatre seats 24000 people an incredible construction for that time period no indicates the local population is that time. Absolutely fabulous structure, in its day I was informed would like have overlooked the sea

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

When I was a kid, a dreamed of seeing an authentic theatre which dates on the time of apostle Paul and here I am standing on the uppermost part of the structure. It was just amazing. I couldn't find any words to describe the feeling. I was so thankful that they were able to preserve this ancient architecture. It's a... More 

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Flin Flon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

One of the girls in our group sings, and she sang at the bottom of this theatre - wow! This is a huge, beautiful theatre that is incredibly impressive. This theatre is mainly intact, and wonderful to wander around through. I could imagine some of the performances that took place here in the past.

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

It was a privilege to perform here, albeit for an accoustics test, following in the footsteps of ancient performers and performance styles which remain as vital and vibrant today, as they did over 2,000 years ago. The history of acting and Drama teachers, as well as observers of life drips from every wonderful seat and stone! Get in touch with... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We saw several Roman theatres on our tour, but this was the largest and most impressive, especially seen from one of the seats around the "stage" where you could imagine the crowd of 25,000 listening to you. A fascinating fact from our guide was that each theatre was designed to hold the 10% of the city's population who could afford... More 

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This theater is within the Ancient City itself (as it would be). We were within an organised group and our Guide took us as part of the tour. Amazing to imagine productions/talks going on here. One Guide was using it as his stage to deliver his speech to his group. The tunnels which led to the stage were also intact,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The theatre was very atmospheric, it was great to be able to wander round it, seeing where the lions were kept. We were taught the difference between Roman and Greek theatres.

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The admission ticket is valid to almost everywhere, only the village, that are under archaeological work demands a extra ticket. I enjoyed very much this place, as I´m a fan humanity history, this is a great spot to see some unique buildings, the theater and the library are the most prominents, but also fountains and the irrigation water sistemmade so... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

From anywhere in the theater one can hear what is spoken on stage. Imagine it full in ancient time as the city busy busies its self and all make their way there.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

It can be difficult to understand the scale of this place... you really need to step inside to really appreciate it and fortunately you can. Very impressive.

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