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“Antiquity not to be missed”

Ancient City of Ephesus
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Small-Group Ephesus and the House of Virgin Mary Day Trip from Istanbul
Ranked #1 of 57 things to do in Selcuk
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed January 26, 2014

Spent 3 hours browsing around. The tour guide added so much more depth to an already interesting historic site. Well preserved city streets, buildings, library, ampitheatre and more. Worth doing some research before arriving.....could be overwhelming to some. Rich history.

1  Thank granpagolf
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

Ephesus is a must see if you are in the region. It was one of the largest of the Roman Empire and amazingly advanced.

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Reviewed January 23, 2014

This Greek/Roman city goes back 3000 years and the ruins are definitely worth a visit. The city was partially destroyed by an earthquake in 614 AD and when the harbor silted up be the local river it declined as a commercial center. The ruins are preserved enough that one can get a very good idea on now the city looked in ancient times. There is a lot to see, a lot of walking and all well worth a visit.

4  Thank Michael D
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Reviewed January 22, 2014

Ephesus is such an amazing place with an interesting history! We weren't sure what to expect when we got there, I was sad that there were no guides out front wanting to be hired since it was off season. We decided to rent the headsets and we are glad we did! We walked from area to area listening to the history & imagining how it must have been. The Theatre, Temple of Hadrian, The Terrace Houses, the Library, the colosseum was all lovely. There were plenty of places to sit and just gaze if you became tired. I would say it took us about 3 hours to go through the whole place and it was well worth the time and money!

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Reviewed January 19, 2014

This was everything I had expected from the best preserved classical city in the eastern Mediterrain and more. The site is well laid out with its boulevards, remains, buildings and theatre. The library is definitely the centre of this amazing complex. Hoards of bus trips arrive in the morning and get dropped off at the top gate. If catching a dolmus from Selcuk you will be dropped off at the lower gate which certainly has merits as you can arrive before the buses as well going against the grain of the bus travellers.

2  Thank WCOB
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