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Ephesus Theatre

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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Ranked #6 of 26 Activities in Selcuk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Theaters, Theater & Concerts, Sights & Landmarks
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, Theater & Concerts, Sights & Landmarks
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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Van Anda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most photo opp of Ephesus and one that you can really feel you are a part of. Stand in the middle at the bottom stage and yes your voice does carry throughout the theatre. Most of the upper section is now blocked, not sure why but go up as high as you can for views... More 

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Crossett
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

How awesome was it to see this coleseium and think of all the meetings and events which have been held here through the centuries! To think that they have even held some modern day events here is remarkable. It was a great adventure and one I am glad we took!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Walking through the ruins of once was a great Roman city of Ephesus, was so awe inspiring. I was certainly overwhelmed by how vast the ruins were. I ran out of adjectives to describe my feelings. Sitting in the magnificent stadium where the apostle Paul used to preach, I was overcome with indescribable sensations - I drowned in the pool... More 

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Ankeny, Iowa
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

After you have walked the ancient city of Ephesus and head towards the end, you will hit the Ephesus Theatre. Its so large in size just trying to picture over 25,000 people sitting in the seats is amazing. Make sure to walk in to the theatre and walk along the seats and take pictures (the stairs are pretty steep walking... More 

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Bunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

It's a chilling expedience to stand in the Theatre at Ephesus and try to imagine the horror of times past, as up to 25,000 Romans filled the seats and bayed for the blood of people they didn't know! Of the many Theatres we have seen, this is up there amongst the most impressive. It is so large. It would have... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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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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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121 helpful votes 121 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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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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