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Ephesus Theatre

Site entry 4 km (21/2 mi) west of Selcuk on Selcuk-Ephesus road, Selcuk, Turkey
232 892 6402 or 232 892 6940
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Ranked #4 of 41 Attractions in Selcuk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Theaters
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We visited the theatre as part of our tour of Ephesus, what an impressive place this is! There has been some reconstruction work, as with all parts of Ephesus, but it has all been carried out with sympathy to the surroundings and really helps to bring the place alive. The view of the theatre from the harbour road is the... More

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Gatineau, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Next to the Celsus structure, both main features of Ephesus. I enjoyed staying in the stands, just measuring what it was like back in those days... Very very nice!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

You can here a whisper from the stage to the back row! Try singing a song here. It's popular with many modern recording artists.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It is a magnificent display of testimony of the glory of this ancient Greek/Roman city. It is very interesting to listen to the sound effect.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It is difficult to pinpoint a particular highlight within the ancient city of Ephesus. Second only to Pompeii (and Herculaneum), this site is a must see for history and archaeology lovers. This is the epitome of Turkey's ancient ruins, although its reconstruction programme with its mismatch and use of concrete may not be to everyone's taste. Simply enjoy the experience... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

When we were in Kusadasi we went to Ephesus theatre what a magnificent place to visit. It is a must to see. We spent the day there as there is so much to see. Take a packed lunch with you and plenty to drink there are plenty of places to have a picnic with great views.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Its size is very impressive. Great place to sit down, rest and enjoy the view of the Ephesus site. Only complaint is that is mostly reconstructed and you can see modern concrete throughout. It is still very worthwhile visiting.

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Izmir Province, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

When you walk to the top of this theatre and look down onto the stage and out to the city it is hard to not be humbled by the grandness of what this city once was. To imagine rulers once stood here, gladiators fought here and John and Peter preached to Christians here. This is history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Loved climbing to the highest seats and tried to imagine two gladiators fighting........in that heat!!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is something you have to experience yourself.......lots of photos taken but need to actually see this place

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