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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 42 Attractions in Selcuk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Theaters & Stadiums
Owner description: The largest and most spectacular structure of Ephesus was originally built in the 3rd century BC...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Theaters & Stadiums
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.

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Maryland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

This was at the end of our tour of Ephesus. Just sit, relax and imagine all that occurred here in ancient times. It is pretty well preserved and has an awesome view. As you leave the theatre to go towards the exit, look back and take the opportunity to get some great camera shots. It's well worth it.

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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I wonder the coexistense civility level in this majestic place. The place invites to imgine ourselves surrounded by thousands of other ordinary citizens felling the emotions of the greek or roman characters of comedies, drama or tragedies.

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

A truly unique experience, it's like walking into history. The restoration work is just partially done and it's breath taking. Bring a liter of water, it's blistering hot and very little shade. I'd go back in a hart beat. The guide we had was very knowledgeable and engaging.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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90 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

The theater was our final tour stop and was a fitting end to these beautiful ruins. The views from the top were spectacular and the history of what had gone before was everywhere. Our guide indicated that the theater had hosted and been damaged by concerts several years back. Hard to believe that this location would have been used in... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Definitely worth the trip! Used Rick Steves audio tour (free on iTunes) and found it thorough and fairly easy to follow.

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Weihai, China
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

This huge amphitheater has stood the test of time and still leaves a very real impression of what it would have been like as a Roman or Greek. Particularly exciting was our tour guide explaining that this is where the apostle Paul would have preached to the local people. How incredible to stand in the same place!

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toronto
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The walk to see the Theatre is busy and long., but when you see it., it is well worth it. Take lots of pictures., this huge building really stands out.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Enjoy a fantastic experience. Sit in different places, relax and enjoy the atmosphere. This is an excellent place to think about life in the time of the Greeks and the Romans.

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Capel, Australia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Strangely it was quiet and relatively secluded by the theatre, in contrast to the pushy professional photographers and massed group travellers clogging the pathways around the library and in the rest of the site, so it was a pleasure to sit under the trees and imagine what it must have been like "when"

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Mckinney, TX
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The overall condition of this ancient site was amazing. Climb into the stands and have someone clamp to enjoy the acoustics

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