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The largest and most spectacular structure of Ephesus was originally built in the 3rd century BC and was later updated by the Romans in the 1st century AD when it had a seating capacity of 25,000.
Selcuk, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the biggest ancient theaters I've ever seen. It's reconstructed almost as it was in the ancient times.

Thank Zhivka A
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

A perfect example of an Ancient amphitheatre, built in 300BC, so predating the Romans involvement in the area before they eventual put their own spin on it. The signature attraction of Ephesus and a must see. Take time to climb to the top and see...More

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Reviewed July 19, 2018

It is huge, one of the best you can see and gets you to wonder what it would have been during it's times. Is a must visit

Thank Anup H
Reviewed July 1, 2018

I was so moved being in this theatre. We were able to be on the playing space alone and even sing a little. Standing on this stage and even sitting up in the seats will alter your perception of theatre going for good. The Romans...More

Thank ladyplumley
Reviewed June 10, 2018

It is the first thing you see when you roll up in Ephesus and what an awesome structure it is ! A huge theater that could hold some 25,000 spectators, with excellent acoustics, spectacular setting/views and a magnificent stage. The Greeks and Romans surely knew...More

1  Thank Dirk W
Reviewed June 10, 2018

As you approach you can see it, and its so worth the visit. You can imagine sitting in the seats watching actors or animals. Some of the seating is out of bounds but you can still get to all of the rows of seating for...More

1  Thank Matthew P
Reviewed May 30, 2018

It's a mesmerising theatre with a really nice scenery. I loved the echo that resonates from the marbles.

Thank Sir_Albeit
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

Another magnificent structure in Ephesus, the Great Theatre could accommodate up to 25000 spectators in its day. It still hosts events nowadays with a capacity of a bit under 10000. The acoustics are still perfect even today For myself, the theatre is an example of...More

Thank smrgeog
Reviewed May 4, 2018

This theater is huge. It is an amazing piece of architecture, especially when you consider when it was built. The seating capacity alone is amazing. The theater if fairly well preserved. It is a must see attraction.

Thank wtpoohb
Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful, amazed to see how preserved it was. Also it was huge! I've been to see the one in Rome, and the one in Rhodes..and this one is equal. Glad I stopped

Thank Tami O
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Response from cations | Reviewed this property |
Hello Why don't you try to contact Selcuk tourist office???, they were extremely nice and helpful. There wasn't any when I was there last July. Cati