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“It is amazing how they lived” 5 of 5 stars
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The Terrace Houses
Selcuk 35148, Turkey
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Ranked #4 of 55 things to do in Selcuk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Wealthy Ephesians inhabited these luxurious houses on the slopes of Bülbül Mountain.
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“It is amazing how they lived”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

It is amazing to see how the scientists work to put together the ceramic pieces like a puzzle to recreate the houses like they were thousands of years ago. Well worth the extra cost to take the tour in Ephesus

Visited October 2012
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“A work in progress”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

A good guide may be able to make this covered work in progress come alive. Great for archaeology buffs, but average people will just pay more money to see some square walls and a few bits of mosaic.

Visited June 2013
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“Get there”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Great experience. Took me back to previous trip to Pompeii. Terrace houses is a separate entrance fee and is located inside the ruins of Ephesus. Allow 1-1 1/2 hrs. Visited with a guide. A lot of going up and down steps. Place is well taken care of and has a roof.

Visited May 2013
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“Well preserved walls, floors, pillars and mosaics viewed away from the heat of the sun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Though the economically-built cover makes the visit comfortable, it really distracts from the visual enjoyment of these beautifully-preserved ruins. One can imagine the life of well-off families living here in those times. Taking photos here is facilitated by the well-planned elevated walkways. Carrying a small digital camera makes it easier to take some photos one-handed in between the scaffolds.

Worth visiting.

Visited May 2013
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“this is where to spend the most time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Absolutely amazing! It costs more to go here but it is well worth it. This is where archaeology and a commendable museum experience combine to give an insight into the lives and culture of a lost civilisation.
To enter the Houses (L15) you have to have already paid for and entered the Ephesus site (L25). I can imagine that some people would not want to pay twice (for visiting part of the site they had already paid for) - but without seeing these houses you are missing out on something very special.

Visited May 2013
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