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The Terrace Houses

Selcuk 35148, Turkey
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Wealthy Ephesians inhabited these luxurious houses on the slopes of Bülbül Mountain.
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Selcuk 35148, Turkey
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You'll have to pay an extra price to enter this part of Ephesus, but it's definitely worth the price. You'll see beautiful antique houses in this overly-protected area. Each house used to belong to rich Ephesus citizens and was decorated with mosaics.

Thank Erge D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Set inside the ruins of Ephesus The Terrace Houses is a must see, if you have travelled to Ephesus pay the extra 20 tr person and don't miss.

Thank terryk01695
Reviewed 1 week ago

These are a series of houses built into a hlll that are very large for its time and is part of Ephesus. Worth the time with very interesting mosaics.

Thank fritzedelstein
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Here you get to see the houses of the wealthy living in ancient Ephesus. You can see the mosaics, and also get a sense of space and size of the houses on the slope. The entire place is sheltered so it's a good way to...More

Thank Gremlink
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

See how the people of Ephesus lived. These remarkably well-preserved and restored homes show the baths, living quarters, and work areas for some of the well-heeled folks in Ephesus. You can see how archeologists are restoring the buildings, even how they are recreating frescoes one...More

Thank spanishpeeks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best preserved and most interesting parts of Ephesus are in the Terrace Houses, yet so many walk by and don't realize how much richer the visit could be. The engineering, plumbing and central heating was amazing to see. Hakan Bozdag, our guide, did a...More

Thank Stephen F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many mosaic scenes and murals. Nice and interesting place, speaking about the ancient highlife. A must see, but in a good physical condition. There are many stairs.

Thank HappyTravelRo
Reviewed May 11, 2017 via mobile

Visited these loads of steps though interesting to see size of houses and mozaic patterns small charge to get in but a shame not to go in once there

Thank Judith D
Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

For an extra 20tl per adult, you can visit the coveted and we'll preserved terraced homes. The wall murals and graffiti that have been uncovered are astounding. However, to see this there are a lot of steps, over 300. Due to the extra cost, this...More

Thank Gussy1dog
Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

This will blow your mind of how these house were built almost 2000 years a go & are in such good shape still! Central heating, mosaic floors, amazing art, & just the shear fact that all of this was built before we had cranes and...More

Thank marlynda t
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I have visited Ephesus 3 times, but didn't see the Terrace Houses. Probably because it was before they were open. Do you know if you can do the Terrace Houses without going through Ephesus again??
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.
Is public transportation easily available to/from there? Can you buy tickets on site? Do you need a guide or can you do this on your own (or get a recorded tour)? Thanks, all!
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
Norman B
I believe it's quite a climb - approx. how many steps?
May 5, 2015|
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Response from maloneys | Reviewed this property |
There are a few steps involved, I hate steps but I had no trouble at all, it is a must see.