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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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One of the well preserved theaters, and a large one at that. The basic design of the roman theaters is followed, and it would have been magnificent when it was functional in Roman... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

One of the well preserved theaters, and a large one at that. The basic design of the roman theaters is followed, and it would have been magnificent when it was functional in Roman times. Great place for some memorable photos!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Highly recommended. This theatre is located in the ancient city of Ephesus just outside of Selcuk, Turkey in Asia Minor. It's mostly intact. This theatre could give Ancient Epidavros (Greece) some competition in terms of acoustics. The design stems from the same proven construction techniques found at Epidavros and at Ancient Delphi in Greece. Purchase a ticket for a tour... More 

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Athens, Greece
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Excellent preserved ancient theater, it used to have music festivals, but have stopped, in order not to ruin the marbles. It is a must to visit, but very hot during the summer months, so you need a good hat!

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Amazing architecture! This place hold 25k people, and you are still allowed to roam freely in the premises! It is beautiful. The acoustics are wonderful, even in the top you can hear the ones speaking at the stage. For you to see this place you got to go to Ancient City Ephesus, and buy a ticket, is the only way... More 

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Noida, India
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Not well preserved or restored. May be I am trying to compare with theaters which I saw in Delphi and Mycenae in Greece. As a part of complex it ads value to complex. Particularly the 500 meter long approach road to Ephesus theater looks marvelous.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Thiis was my third trip to Ephesus and the best one yet. Each year, they do more excavations and find things. You definitely can use a guide to point out major things; I understand the audio guides are not that great. The theater is downhill from the entrance and you need to walk a bit through the ruins of the... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The theater boasts 66 rows of seating and a capacity for 120,000 people which rivals some of today’s biggest stadiums. The theater was impressive and we walked around inside for a while and climbed to the middle which was as high as visitors are allowed. It's a nice place to sit down for a minute at the end of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The Celsus library, temple of Hadrian, terrace houses etc are all in one place in Ephesus city. Do the guide yourself instead of hiring a tour guide. If you need a guide , then rent an audio guide. If you're travelling from Kusadasi, then take the Kusadasi's cab offer of tour of Ephesus city and Virgin mary house for 150... More 

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Pearl Beach, Australia
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

If you don't see any of the other wonders of ancient Roman times, you must see this one. The sheer size of it is epic. A whole Greco/Roman town laid out down a valley is awesome. Not to be missed is the Library & the Amphitheater, really stunning sights.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

When standing in the Theatre it is hard to imagine the true size of this structure. Leave the Theatre towards the exit of the Park and turn around to view the size of this massive structure.

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Address: 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
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Turkish Aegean Coast  >  Izmir Province  >  Selcuk

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