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Reviewed April 22, 2019

Ok if you're into religious history but just another mosque. The iman was giving a talk to schoolkids so we didnt stay long

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

I stayed in a hotel below this historic landmark and had a wonderful tour by a guide that worked at this historical site. The restoration to this place is very admirable. Above this place is a castle that you may feel the old energy. I...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 1, 2019 via mobile

If you are touring near Efesus don't forget to visit this place. But taking little children or stroller is not easy. It is a beautiful ancient holy place.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed January 10, 2019

That's a really glorious place. There's a huge door at the enterance of this place and it makes the Basilica look like a fortress. Definitely, it's a place to be seen.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

This is a place of great historical importance and worthy of a visit. But while we were there one person fell down and cut her lip and damaged the nose - because she was not looking down when walking and tripped on the cobblestones.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

On our way to Ephesus our private guide Faruk Ozer recommended that we stop at the Basilica of St. John. The site is just on the outskirts of Selcuk near Ephesus. The site is very interesting and very accessible as it does not attract the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

Allow lots of time to walk around and browse. Lots of see here with different ages of history to read about.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

You can find the little stones of saint church everywhere around. It is not a church now. There are just ruins with empty tomb.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 1, 2018

Here St. John was buried and later Justinian built a massive basilica around him. John is supposed to have accompanied Christ’s mother here where she is also buried further up the road - i skipped that one.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

After touring the ancient city of Ephesus, we went to the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised by what was there to see. We saw models of how this once incredible Cathedral looked during...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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