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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Located along the downslope of Ephesus hill, the theatre proves to be still perfect as to acoustics. Two people, speaking average volume, can esily hear each other even if they are 40-50 meters distant.

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mallorca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

if you are an art lover, you will be haunted by this magnificent place! You can see the street outside, take pictures and climb the stairs

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

the theater is part of the ruins of the ancient city of ephesus and is well preserved and absolutly worth a visit. Its not as impressiv as other ancient amfitheathers but its worth a visiit

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Yet again a must after Rome and Alexandra this was the third biggest structure holding maybe 25,000 people one third of the population of the City...not much change from the way a stadium comes together the building blocks are here of the way every stadium was in still is built.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Considering the age of the theatre and the whole preserved settlement, the architecture is amazing. The Romans were wonderful builders. The city was well planned and constructed to the highest degree. The theatre formed the centre of attraction. One can go back in time and imagine the early Christians, including Virgin Mary, John, Paul and Luke walking the paths and... More

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A large well preserved open air theatre at the ancient city of Ephesus. This really is massive and the best way to properly appreciate the scale is to view it from the hill overlooking it up from the road to the port. You can walk around inside and get the same sort of view the ancient Greeks and Romans did... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

An exceptional Greco-Roman theatre that takes you back in time. It took my attention its dimensions, it's very large: 30 metres high and it can seat up to 25,000 people!! as well as the way it is preserved so it is easy to imagine gladiators, concerts or plays. Built around 300-200 BC and from it you have a lovely view... More

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Fontmell Magna, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A phenomenal site and one of the largest and most complete I have seen. Entry is about 30 Lira per person and free for under 12s. The theatre is impressive but for me the Library of Celsus is the stand out feature for me. The Odeon is well preserved and the public latrines brought much merriment to the kids! Not... More

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Chantilly, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a wonderfully preserved theatre. I would not climb along the seats as it is a ruin and it would be unpleasant to fall. You need however to go inside and have a look.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The theatre is toward the lower end of the city tour. It is fairly well preserved and our tour guide said it was used for some modern concerts in the last decade or so. It is a great attraction as part of the Ephesus City tour - take lots of pictures!

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