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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.
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  • Average3%
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  • Terrible1%
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Selcuk 35148, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second last stop while visiting the Ephesus ruins. It was astoundingly impressive and mind boggling the fact that archaeologists are trying to put back the pieces of this ancient residential development. You have to pay an extra of 10 TL to enter,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Too many visitors to Ephesus skip seeing the terraced houses - maybe it's because their guide is rushing them around or maybe it's because they resent having to pay the extra charge for this very special experience. The Terraced Houses give you a really good...More

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Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

Terrace houses is a unique part of the Ephesus archaeological site. Entrance fee is an extra 20 liras, but absolutely worth it's price.

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Reviewed December 27, 2017

If happen to be fascinated by ancient buildings and how the old Romans used to live, this is definitely a place to visit. Mind you, there is a small extra feel to go into the terraced houses, but it is well worth it (and they...More

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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
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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!

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MaggieFlorida
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.
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ZildjianPlayr
July 18, 2015|
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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
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Norman B
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There are a few steps involved, I hate steps but I had no trouble at all, it is a must see.
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