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“Smaller of Theatres” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Odeion

The Odeion
Efes Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk, Selcuk, Turkey
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Ranked #17 of 42 Attractions in Selcuk
Type: Ancient Ruins, Theaters, Cultural
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Owner description: This small, enclosed theater was used for concerts as well as political events. The theater contained 23 tiered rows of seating in a semi-circular shape, which could accommodate up to 1450 spectators.
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“Smaller of Theatres”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We started our tour from the top gate and worked our way down the hill. Not far from the gate is The Odeon, a small theatre where the advisory council held their meetings to decide on important issues. Our guide mentioned that concerts have also be held there and we recently saw the movie "The Ghost Rider" with Nicholas Cage which was partly shot there.

Visited September 2013
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“Simple and Nice!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This will most likely be your first stop on the tour of Ephesus. Its is pretty impressive at first but once you take the path down to the Library and then the theater, this is just blown away in the water. Still pretty neat to investigate and take a few pics.

Visited August 2013
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Subotica, Serbia
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“Odeion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The Odeion was used as a sort of courthouse and a place to discuss politics and issues, not as a theater. Much smaller than the great amphitheater but still a nice building in great condition.

Visited July 2013
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“Great...until you see the Grand Theatre!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

This is at the start of the walk through the City and seems like an amazing site...which it is on it's own. Council meeting were held here which makes this in important part of the CIty - however at the end of the street is the most amazing Grand Theatre which makes this look like a baby

Visited July 2013
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“The smaller of the Theatres”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

As you come into the city of Ephesus, this is one of the first structures that you will see. As it was in the "State Agora", it was apparently used as a government house and not theatre in the traditional sense. Quite impressive, and well preserved.

Visited May 2013
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