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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
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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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Extremely historic location from the Bible's standpoint.

It brings to life Acts Chapters 18 & 19 Reading the account on location is a good way to remember what happed here. They have changed access now You can go in one way and out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It brings to life Acts Chapters 18 & 19 Reading the account on location is a good way to remember what happed here. They have changed access now You can go in one way and out the other. Big improvement. Sit in the seats and imagine what went on.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is one of the few places that you will be able to walk into and climb. with many entrances and a variety of paths its a way to imagine that you were a citizen of this ancient land

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

If tou go to Ephesus then you have to make the effort to go to the theatre. The architecture makes you appreciate how cleaver these people were.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The Ephesus Theater is loc approx 4 kms away from Selcuk. I was staying at Selcuk and travelled to Ephesus Theater on 8 Aug 2015. To start with, I suggest to go and visit Ephesus at own arrangements and dont take any tour as they will cost you much higher (approx US $50 pp). From Selcuk one can take mini... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This was part of a tour from cruising excursions and was well worth the visit. The sounds from the ground could be easily heard from the top. It would be great if the government would allow concerts once more as they did a few years ago

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

So beautiful and we can make comparison with Dyonisos theater in Athens ..Greeks and Romans was good workers and creators of the most beautiful civilization

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I personally think the theatre was the best sight to see in ephesus. It had great acoustics as there was one girl in a group that could sing and you could hear her voice pretty good in there. It is a very good sight to see as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

To stand on the floor/stage level and look up at all of the seats is a truly incredible experience. You feel transported back in time. This site is not to be missed when visiting Ephesus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Ephesus Theatre is located at the end of the tour in Ephesus and entrance fees is already included in the tour and it is very big place but you should be careful when trying to climb same as some of the steps might be slippery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A guide is a must for this, if you want the full effect of the history, architecture and experience . Be careful who you book we ith. We got scammed into carpet and leather shopping on our tour. We got a bit cranky with them and they organised a car back for our group.

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