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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 40 attractions in Selcuk
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Geel, Belgium
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The theater is well know in (christian) hitory, but time is taking is's toll: slowly degrading (25 years ago: in a much beter shape). Enjoy the view on the old harbor and listen to all tourist crying aloud to test the acoustics...

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Bowie, Maryland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This was one of the largest amphitheaters I saw in Turkey. Our guide provided some background, such as Paul, from the New Testament, spoke there, before local residents protested. Very neat to see.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We spent several hours at Ephesus - if you are in the neighbourhood it is a MUST. We had a fantastic guide from RSD who was called Selim. He brought the whole scene to life. We will return next year when the museum is open. We bought a guide book (to on site) with overlays for 10 Euro this was... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

It was probably the must well persevere theatre we so in all are tour to turkey , it's enormous when to from far way it don't look very big , wen you are just in front of it it's massive you fell very small go to the top of theatre it's unique what you can se and fell.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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173 reviews 173 reviews
154 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This theater is a must-see at Ephesus (it's HUGE so you can't really miss it)! The stage area isn't as well-reconstructed as the amphitheater at Hierapolis/Pamukkale, but the sheer size of this one is impressive. When we were there, a fellow tourist sang some Italian opera down on the stage - what a beautiful experience in a beautiful place! Be... More

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Ede, The Netherlands
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

To be on stage and say things while the others are in the audience is great:the sound is so clear! And after sometime you 're the audience and the others can be stars on stage!

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Worksop, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This vast site of Ancient ruins is a must see, allow plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere and remember so much more is yet to be excavated, could be a little difficult for the less mobile traveller slippy marble pathways.

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Chippenham, England, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

It's impossible not to be impressed by the scale & scope of Ephesus. The ruins are quite extensive and you can easily get an idea of how big the city once was. Good points are the information available around the site, (some of) the reconstructions, and that fact that you can get close up to just about anything. My only... More

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Aegean
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Just revisited Ephesus again for the Spring. Lots of new unearthed areas to enjoy. Walking Ephesus from the main road and back again is the way to go. Take a mini-bus from the centre of Kusadasi.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Immense, beautiful & awe inspiring. Sit at the top & just listen to the sounds coming from the stage as people talk, we were lucky that a group of Chinese came in & started to sing. You can imagine what went on here so just get lost in the moment.

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