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Wealthy Ephesians inhabited these luxurious houses on the slopes of Bülbül Mountain.
Selcuk 35148, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The remains of the terrace houses shows how the rich Roman citizens of Ephesus lived. The mosaics on the floors and the paintings on the walls are a must see. You first pay your entrance fee to Ephesus then when you get to the terrace...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago

In floor heating, public sewers, take out dining, frescoes on the walls, and mosaics on the floors. Rooms larger than some current homes. Marble streets with fountains. A pharmacy and hospital. Makes one wonder why we are only where we are today.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You pay extra fee for entrance, but it is definitely worth it. Thank you for the sponsors and all the archaeologists. I'm proud of them to bring us such a treasure.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Nurtac O
Reviewed May 9, 2019 via mobile

This was inside Ephesus but had a seperate entrance and additional entrance fee. Was worth the extra to see and in our opinion much better than Ephesus ruins itself. Fascinating to see the reconstruction of the houses and mosaics as well as learning more about...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 8, 2019

Visit only if you have the museum pass. I was not fascinated with the Terrace houses. Maybe the additional entry fee goes towards the ongoing excavation works.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 3, 2019 via mobile

It’s an additional 30TL but you’ll see archaeological restoration in action and get a sense of the scope of work done here that you won’t from just wandering the main paths.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 1, 2019 via mobile

Unfortunately it is dissapointing to see that you have to pay another enterance fee since you have paid to see the museum(ephesus)

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ekmeklettin
Reviewed April 22, 2019

These fascinating excavations offer a lens to the lives of the elite in Ephesus. You'll do a bit of climbing, but you'll be overwhelmed at the beauty of these ancient abodes.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank amershon
Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

Definitely worth the extra ticket for 30 TL. It is also a good way of dismissing crowds, as very few tours visit it.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Ana_L_23
Reviewed April 8, 2019 via mobile

These are now open in Ephesus and we'll worth the money to see them. The mosaics and marble rooms are amazing. They were the homes of the aristocracy, so would have been very grand. Very high ceilings and big rooms. It is good to see...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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August 15, 2018|
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Response from kanokkaan | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I've made a mistake. It was the Museum Pass (The Aegean)
September 24, 2015|
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Response from kwagmeister | Reviewed this property |
The Terrace Houses are, literally, in the middle of the site, so you will have to purchase entry to Ephesus to visit them.
July 18, 2015|
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Response from dreamtraveler47 | Reviewed this property |
We took the No frills tour of Ephesus, that we booked on line and everything was included. They even give you a nice book on Ephesus and candy. It's not a huge tour but a van so not more than 12. They don't drag you to rug... More