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“Restorative brilliance”
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The Terrace Houses
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Private Tour: Ephesus and Terrace Houses Tour from Kusadasi
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Archaeological Ephesus Tour from Kusadasi Port
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Semi Private Ephesus Terrace Houses Temple of Artemis and House of Virgin Mary...
Ranked #4 of 57 things to do in Selcuk
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Owner description: Wealthy Ephesians inhabited these luxurious houses on the slopes of Bülbül Mountain.
Reviewed January 1, 2014

Awesome restoration - still in progress at this time! Mosaic floors are absolutely marvelous and deserving of praise. Well worth the additional entrance fee(15 Turkish lira).

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Reviewed December 27, 2013

The terrace houses are located in Ephesus and are sheltered from the weather and allow further conservation. Our guide was very helpful and spent a lot of time explaining the buildings and the lives that resided here. It's well worth the extra as the restoration work is remarkable.

Thank Nancy B
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

The Terrace Houses require an extra ticket but it is worth it.
The history in these houses and the state of conservation is amazing.
You will be able to see how the rooms were designed and organized as well as have a feeling of how life was back in time.
If you are not sure about paying extra or skipping it - just pay the extra, it is worth it!

1  Thank Daniel A
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Reviewed December 24, 2013

A real glimpse into Roman homes from 1st cent onwards, and fabulously curated and preserved. Some of the best views of Ephesus as a whole are from the top here. More than worth it, a must see!

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Reviewed December 8, 2013

We had been to Ephesus years ago in the brutal heat of summer. The ship's tour did not include the Terrace Houses. We returned this year in a much milder November and this time, using OTTI Tours instead of the ship, we added the Terrace Houses. There an additional admission but it us well worth it. They continue to do work here. It is fascinating to see how the wealthy lived centuries ago. It's a lot of stair climbing, all the way up and then all the way down which is kind of strenuous. ZBut if you can handle that do not miss it. You came all the way here so just add this to your amazement.

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