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“Better than the Acropolis”
Review of Ephesus Museum

Ephesus Museum
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Owner description: This important museum displays the pieces found in and around the ruins of Ephesus. Prior to World War II, discoveries were taken to a museum in Vienna.
Reviewed August 30, 2013

What a fantastic site. There is so much to see and to learn from the Roman empire. There are entire marble streets, library building facades, toilets, water irrigation piping and so many more standing structures. We visited in August and it was very hot. One older gentlemen needed to be transported by ambulance because of the heat. We did not book a tour. We just got off the boat and ordered a taxi early before the cruise ship vans took off. That was very beneficial. We arrived at the house of Mary with only 5 other persons there looking around. By the time we left 5-10 massive tour busses were unloading tourists. Get going early in the day and you can take great pictures.

Thank Globewalker13
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

What reviewers ahead of me are commenting on is the historic site of Ephesus. The actual museum where many of the statues are is in the town of Selcuk and is unfortunately currently closed for reconstruction.

1  Thank Renata K
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

it's a great place to go when you are traveling to Izmir or Kusadasi
it's not very far from both of them 80Km from Izmir.
full of sculptures and buildings like Athens attractions.
it was great.
take some water with you.\start from the top.
it will take about 2 to 3 hours to visit it completely.
for the museum you have to pay extra
I didnt go there but I just visited the area. and it was very nice.
try to go there in the morning or in the afternoon since it's going to be very hot when it's sunny specially summer.

Thank SaeidR_13
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

I was skeptical about the place. I did not believe my friends when they told me that there are still buildings erected, and you can just walk as if it was still a proper city.

But, being there and seeing it myself confirmed this. Indeed, the ancient city is impressive, not only because of the buildings (or better parts of them) that still stand (like the Temple of Hadrian facade, library facade, the two open air theaters) but also because of the feelings it gave me.

Sitting on the top stairs at the big open air theater (the one that is closer to the main entrance) gave me an excellent birds eye view on the city. Especially, when looking into the direction of the see you can see the old harbor street (that connects the theater with the harbor). There were so many people on it, that it made me feel that the city is still alive.

All in all, the city is a must visit.

Btw, don't forget to bargain with the souvenir shop owners! This is a local practice (all over Turkey)

Thank Adrian S
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

OK, you're renovating and expanding, but why not do what many museums do and leave one room open with at least a few examples or have an alternative locale with a select exhibition? Very disappointed.

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