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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 1 week ago

Unless you are expert and history lover, you can't differentiate between all ancient buildings. Only signage will tell you which is which. Again this visit is part of Ephesus Tour, and all this buildings is in the Ancient city.

Thank Abu_Firas_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spend the little bit extra, unless you have a Museum Pass to see the sloped houses. Definitely worth it and so interesting to see how people used to live. The houses give an amazing glimpse of what certain types of houses used to be like...More

Thank guy1067
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dont Miss this part of ephesus has extra ticket and sell at entrance of The Terrace Houses sweet cool at hot summer

Thank v v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By far, especially if you are an archeologist, one of the most interesting things to see in ancient Ephesus.

Thank Nancy W
Reviewed July 14, 2017

I heard some teens wanted to go in to see what was inside and the parent did not wanted to pay extra admission for this place. It was really unfortunate, You can see the lifestyle of our ancestors from thousand years ago. We were so...More

Thank FreeJohnny
Reviewed July 12, 2017

Recently renovated and opened for visitors, the terrace houses are definitely worth visiting while inside Ephesus. Pay the extra fee to see magnificently preserved rooms once inhabited by upper class people in the city. The mosaics themselves are worth that fee. This is a very...More

Thank moviegeekjn
Reviewed June 29, 2017

The terrace houses are totally worth visiting. There are frescoes and mosaics to appreciate. They give insight into the standard of living available in ancient times. There are shades over the houses so in summer heat it was very hot. There are several sets of...More

Thank jill f
Reviewed June 20, 2017 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 June 18, 2017 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 June 17, 2017

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.

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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
Norman B
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.