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Ancient City of Ephesus

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Address: Adnan Menderes Bul, Selcuk 35920, Turkey
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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This is amazing history!!!!

This is amazing but be prepared for the heat during the summer. Be sure to pack sunblock, water and a hat or umbrella for shade. You will also need walking shoes.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Tulare, California
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Tulare, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

This is amazing but be prepared for the heat during the summer. Be sure to pack sunblock, water and a hat or umbrella for shade. You will also need walking shoes.

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Port Crane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Second time to Ephesus and was with a group from ephesusdeluxe. This place is amazing and you really can't explore everything in one visit. I am not usually one to take an organized tour but for this site a guide is really helpful to provide the history and stories so you can really appreciate what you are looking at.

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ADupo
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

It was overwhelming yet perfect. God all the way up to the end where like most archialogical sites the rest is still buried. The view is amazing.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Amazing - one of the coolest places we have visited. I would recommend a tour guide, if possible. There is just so much to see and it is best when you know the stories about it.

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Greenock, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Myself and boyfriend got a Dolmus bus from our hotel to Ephesus (3TL PP each way) and had a lovely afternoon. We paid 30TL each for a ticket, we did not use a tour as they were a lot more expensive, our way cost approx.. €12pp whereas the tour guides and excursions were in excess of €40pp. We love culture... More 

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We used ephesusdeluxe for our tour guides. Our guide, Gizem Epi, was by far the best guide we had in any of the ports we visited on our 21 day cruise. She was full of knowledge and was happy to share it with us. Her English was almost perfect and we had no problem understanding her. The site was absolutely... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The covered area is now open and for 15lire you will see the most stunning wall paints and mosaics on four levels. Do not miss the chance. Also Pergamon and troy definitely put these on your bucket list.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Do some research before you come here, or come with a guide. It's the remains of an ancient city, and I think people who enjoy history will love it. For me, it was pile of rocks. Really depends on your taste.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I wish I would have had more than a half-day to spend there. So much history, and well-preserved. This trip is a MUST if you visit Turkey!

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Fantastic ancient site ! Better than most in Italy and Greece ... a stroll through ancient past. Going with a guide is recommended! Take enough water and cover your head in the heat - nowhere to hide from the sun!

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