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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
Description: The largest and most spectacular structure of Ephesus was originally built...
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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This gigantic theatre site was used both in ancient days for theatrical and gladiator performance, it is currently used for classical music performances. Sound carries... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This gigantic theatre site was used both in ancient days for theatrical and gladiator performance, it is currently used for classical music performances. Sound carries excellently throughout the theater and several entrances/exits make it easy to get in and out efficiently.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

I recently visited this fantastic attraction with a friend who uses a wheelchair. Before we arrived we were concerned about accessibility but I am pleased to confirm that we managed the visit OK. The main entrance is higher than the exit, so, on the whole, gravity did most of the work. The walkway surface is rough in some places but... More 

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Alesund, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We had a guided tour at Ephesus which contains more than just the theater. This site is very impressive and we got to see and learn everything about this site. We also got to see the terrace houses. I have visited Ephesus before but then at night when we attended at classical concert at the theater at night. A visit... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Ephesus located in hillside, includes many elements of a civilization. Theater, Library, people's houses, king's house and other city facilities. There are trees inside the city and fields around it. I enjoyed visiting this attraction in September, not to hot and weather is so clear there. Its easy to get there by bus, dolmus or train from Izrmir.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Why on earth does Trip Advisor list the Theatre and nothing else? Ephesus is utterly remarkable. It is the largest Greco-Roman site I have seen, with some extraordinary buildings ----- partially ruined, or partially reconstructed ------ who cares? They include two Temples to Roman Emperors, Hadrian and Domitian; a lovely Tomb and Fountain of Pollio, whoever he was; the Library... More 

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parga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

miss....one of the most well protected places with many to see inside....lot of turists around from the cruises of the nearest villige of kusantasi..25 tl the entrance but believe me worth every lira you give(1e=2.6tl)

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We could feel the energy from ancient crowds gathered here at the theatre. Our guide explained that this is where the Apostle Paul was put on "trial". You really can immerse yourself in history by taking a moment to sit here and reflect.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This Amphitheatre was massive in is day, holding around 25,000 people. From the top of the Great Theatre the people would have had beautiful views to the coast. Well worth seeing but be careful as it is difficult to climb. Hopefully one day they will stop people walking all over it so tourists in the future can enjoy it too.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

EPHESUS ROMAN RUINS TURKEY: The main reason for our first Turkey holiday, was to visit Ephesus, My wife’s favourite bible study is about the life of PAUL and we would be able to experience a little of his life by going to these ruins, we sat quietly not far from where he spent 3 years in chains in a prison... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

My cruiseline had a beautiful chamber music concert just outside the theatre, and it was all lit up and just glorious! The restoration is amazing. It used to be just rubble....

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