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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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San Francisco, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Huge! Cool views and fun to walk around. Gives you a sense of the size of the city and easy to picture where the harbor was from there.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Ephesus is described as "among the best preserved ancient sites in the world." we started our 3 week trip in turkey in Istanbul, flying to the Cappadocia area and driving from there down to Antalya and along and up the Mediterranean coast to selcuk. we saw the ruins of olympos, myra, patara, letoon, xanthos, tlos, didyma and miletus before we... More

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The whole Ephesus site is incredible ,but the Library and Theatre were just breathtaking. The library has full height with reconstructed columns as well as archways.You turn the corner and there it in all it's glory! The Theatre is almost as good although I have seen similar in Orange and Vaison La Romaine!

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The ruins at Ephesus (although crowded with tourists) show the whole city, library, temple and theatre bring history to life. The theatre could hold 25.000 people, so times that by ten for an idea of the population of Ephesus in its heyday. Even if you have seen other ruins, come to Ephesus, deposited the crowds and the slippery pathways (beware... More

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Niederhasli, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great adventure! Great to see all the ancient rest of the antique times. Everything in good condition! Can be pretty hot in summer and of course many tourists all over!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A beautiful well-preserved theatre, but not unlike many others we have been to before. Still nice to admire and appreciate.

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Arusha T
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is one of the first things you will see if you enter from the southern gates at Ephesus (at the bottom of the hills). It's in good condition and even has a tunnel under that you can walk in. I wouldnt say it's amazing - have seen bigger and more amazing but its well preserved and part of history... More

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Kennewick, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Beautifully restored amphitheater. Fun to climb up all the stairs and pose on "stage." Lots of history took place here; best to see with a tour guide. (Actually were there in Aug. 2012)

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northumberland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

great to see this just wished i had spent more time here would definitly go again in the future and spend more time here.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I have been to Pompeii which is incredible and huge. Ephesus is really very special and you can completely imagine the chariots going up and down the pillared main street towards the beautifully excavated library and then on towards the amphitheatre. This is quite superb and the acoustics incredible. I started to sing from the stage area and you could... More

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