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Ancient City of Ephesus

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have visited the ancient city of Ephesus more than 10 times. Probably there are a lot of reviews on this, so I will skip things that many reviewers have mentioned. But here are my two tips: (1) There are two gates. One gate is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our cruise ship The Celystial Oddessy, stopped at Kusadasi and Gate 1 travel arranged for our 1/2 day tour. We disembarked early, and our guide explained a number of sites that we drove past on our tour bus. Arriving at Ephesus, our guide painted a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pitsbrgher
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a must do. You will not get an accurate idea of Turkish history without visiting west of Turkey.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank parsiran
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place where you can see the Greek Ruins. This area is well kept, and you can get the sense of the massive size of the city with different used of the structures.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tim_Y-SG
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You guys if you have a way to visit Turkey you can safe a a day for Ephesus İzmir! Because is very historical and amazing place!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank melikkizilaslan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a huge ancient city of Greece about 30km from Kusadasi. Took us few hours to tour around the area. It never fail to amaze us this city where myth and legend meet. The ruins are well- preserved Do wear comfortable shoes as the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Ephesus on a beautiful December day sun was shining so everything looked good. The place is very well run and the guided tour was excelant also with the hotspots being pointed out at stops and all information spoken in good English a very big...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A place that you shall visit , is a religious Centre of the early Christianity, also don’t forget to visit temple of Artemis and house of Virgin Mary

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank summerworld85
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It goes without saying that no trip to Turkey would be complete without a visit to the ancient Roman city of Ephesus! We've been to many Roman ruins in lots of countries (those Romans sure did get around) and this site ranked up there as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ocycleschick
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this place in a drizzle late afternoon. It's one of the Turkey's ruins where we saw the Celsus Library, Great Theatre and many magnificent structure. We enjoyed the walking tour to this place.

Date of experience: December 2018
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August 15, 2018|
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Response from Shilpa V | Reviewed this property |
It is better to reach Izmir. And stay at selcuk. You can take a day trip to Ephesus. If you are disabled, i advise you to visit at a very slow pace. Please note that the surface is very rough and make sure your walking aid... More
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Response from ahmetakindil | Reviewed this property |
It’s better to rent from Kusadasi. It’s just 18 km like half an hour ride
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Response from 152andreap | Reviewed this property |
Hello and sorry for delay. I would not say “easily” as the roads are quite disconnected and there are stairs and obstacles. But in my opinion do not miss it for this reason...
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