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“Well worth the extra ticket fee” 5 of 5 stars
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.
Montana City, Montana
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“Well worth the extra ticket fee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Being inside the Ephesus complex, this covered part of the place shows some amazingly preserved (and restored) terrace houses. The tile-puzzles is definitely one of the things to see and I hope to return in several years to observe how much they have managed to put together.

Visited December 2013
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Cape Town, South Africa
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“Restorative brilliance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Awesome restoration - still in progress at this time! Mosaic floors are absolutely marvelous and deserving of praise. Well worth the additional entrance fee(15 Turkish lira).

Visited January 2014
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“Don't miss”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

The terrace houses are located in Ephesus and are sheltered from the weather and allow further conservation. Our guide was very helpful and spent a lot of time explaining the buildings and the lives that resided here. It's well worth the extra as the restoration work is remarkable.

Visited September 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Must See location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

The Terrace Houses require an extra ticket but it is worth it.
The history in these houses and the state of conservation is amazing.
You will be able to see how the rooms were designed and organized as well as have a feeling of how life was back in time.
If you are not sure about paying extra or skipping it - just pay the extra, it is worth it!

Visited November 2013
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Christiana, Tennessee
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“Absolutely must buy the extra ticket for these. Better preserved than Pompeii”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

A real glimpse into Roman homes from 1st cent onwards, and fabulously curated and preserved. Some of the best views of Ephesus as a whole are from the top here. More than worth it, a must see!

Visited December 2013
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