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The Terrace Houses

Selcuk 35148, Turkey
+90 232 892 60 10
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Wealthy Ephesians inhabited these luxurious houses on the slopes of Bülbül Mountain.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“stairs to climb” (16 reviews)
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Selcuk 35148, Turkey
+90 232 892 60 10
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Reviewed November 5, 2017

The state of preservation of these terraced houses is remarkable. The frescoes and murals are absolutely spotless and far from looking like recent excavations. They actually have the appearance of only recently being vacated! Before visiting Ephesus I had assumed that the closest I would...More

Thank Belgo96
Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

The Terrace houses are worth the extra fee. It was a lovely insight in to the grand way and intricate ornamental elements that the inhabitants of the houses enjoyed. It is a covered section, therefore the temperature is a lot more pleasant inside. Due to...More

Thank Muhammad T
Reviewed October 22, 2017

This site is well worth the extra time. The work that is being done is incredible, I was fascinated. The site has a lot of stairs that wind through the different levels so this is something to consider before going in. I would love to...More

Thank SACountry
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

You have to pay extra to go into the Terraces but what has been found and restored is an amazing sight to see.

Thank Laura H
Reviewed October 3, 2017

If you spend the money to go all the way to Ephesus please do not "cheap" your way out of the best part ! The houses are unbelievable. I only wish the Austrians start digging again and We could come back in 20 years. What...More

Thank Tracy B
Reviewed October 1, 2017

These are incredible. Well worth the extra 5 Euro it costs to visit. Do it with a guide so you can understand what you are looking at. Perhaps the best item in this ancient city!

Thank lucycan
Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit - it's up several flights of stairs and then you leave by the top exit. This has been done incredibly well.

Thank Hailsk2411
Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

Real interesting and well kept part of the whole city of Ephesus. Nice mosaic figures wall paintings, bit warm inside, but really worth visiting.

Thank MartenBos55
Reviewed August 13, 2017

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 August 7, 2017

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

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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.