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Review of The Terrace Houses

The Terrace Houses
Selcuk 35148, Turkey
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Ranked #3 of 42 Attractions in Selcuk
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Owner description: Wealthy Ephesians inhabited these luxurious houses on the slopes of Bülbül Mountain.
Wellington, New Zealand
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“Don't miss this!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

With an additional cost and quite a high one and that I was happy to give the Terrace Houses a miss. After all the highlight was no doubt the Celsus Library and nothing would beat that.
Eventually, I decided I'd go in with my friend, rather than wait around in the searing heat, costly shade, but was I in for a surprise!
The work thats being done restoring every aspect of the houses defies comprehension. Watching tiny pieces of a vast jigsaw being pieced together was an amazing experience. The work done to date is amazing - I would love to come back in the future and see how far they've come with their pain staking work.

Visited August 2011
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“Must See”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

Its an extra 15 TL but so so worth it! an amazing renovation, well worth a visit - needs about 45 min/hour.

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“How the wealthy Romans lived”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

This is must see while in Ephesus and its still being explored and excavated.

Visited October 2011
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“Worth the extra cost withour without a guide.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

They call it the worlds largest jigsaw puzzle, but little by little they are getting it done. What an amazing accomplishment! It gives great insight into the lives of the people of Ephesus. Take at least an hour just for the houses.

Visited October 2011
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“A must see, but, not for everyone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

Part of the Ephesus Tour,however, access is difficult for the mobility impaired. You must climb a series of steep terraced stairs to view the houses and the continuing excavation on the site.
This is a must see,but, in hot July weather you must carry your own water!

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Visited November 2011
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