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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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This was not the only theatre we had seen but it is certainly an impressive one in terms of its size. Like the rest of Ephesus, it has been lovingly excavated and presented so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This was not the only theatre we had seen but it is certainly an impressive one in terms of its size. Like the rest of Ephesus, it has been lovingly excavated and presented so that its glory is revealed.

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Kusadasi, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The grand theatre in Ephseus is one of the highlihts to see and to take pictures during Ephesus trip for travellers. It was built in 3rd centruy BC on the slope of mount Pion and it was enlarged during the time of Nero up to the capasity of 24.000 seats as the second biggest amphi-theatre in Asia Minor in Roman... More 

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Sofia, Grad Sofiya, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Ephesus Theatre remaind me of The Coloseo in Rome. It's not so big, but it's also impressive and big.

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Brentwood, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Huge open arena - how wonderful it must have been back in the day to witness an event here. Lots of steps here and it's quite a way to the top so take care with youngsters and the frail. If you do make it to the back rows there are some good views to be had.

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The theatre is the largest part of the Ephesus city excavation and is visually and acoustically amazing. Thousands of people can be accommodated and shows and concerts are still regularly performed here. Views from and of the theatre are impressive and the engineering to build such an edifice is something to consider.

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

Was so impressed with this. Fortunately it was getting late in the day and a lot of the tourists had left so had some wonderful photo opportunities. Really worth a visit

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is one of the largest and best preserved Roman amphitheatres that I have visited. It's acoustics are still great. Climb up and see.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

On our visit, the mainstage area was cordoned off so we could not go all the way down. Did not know if this was because they were having a photo shoot with models that day or if they normally cordon it off. They sold ice cream bars for 6TL at the top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Can you imagine sitting here back in the day and watching a show. take the time to climb to the top and look out over the ocean and the library and all it has to offer.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

All of Ephesus is a must see. Be prepared for quite a bit of walking. Carry some water. There are vendors at each gate of Ephesus who sell water and of course items that refer to Ephesus The Theatre in Ephesus is a must see. Check out the picture at the site that shows what the area looked like in... More 

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