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The Terrace Houses

Selcuk 35148, Turkey
+90 232 892 60 10
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Wealthy Ephesians inhabited these luxurious houses on the slopes of Bülbül Mountain.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“terrace houses” (290 reviews)
“mosaic floors” (42 reviews)
“stairs to climb” (16 reviews)
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Selcuk 35148, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Requiring extra cost to view, these houses on the slopes provide scenes from the first century AD. With some walls decorated with frescos and some floors having incredible mosaic pictures, these ruins are incredible displays of ancient life of those who were wealthy who enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

While in the Ancient city of Ephesus we paid to see the Terrace Houses that are being excavated and rebuilt. I was amazed at all the pieces that are painstakingly cleaned and then fit together like a puzzle in order to show us what these...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You do have to pay extra 20lt to enter this part, but it is definitely worth it. Beautiful frescos and mosaics give you the real feel of antiquity.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To get access to the terrace houses, you have to pay a bump beyond the entrance fee to the City of Ephesus. However, believe me when I tell you it is well worth the $$. You see mosaics, murals, home life, you see frescoes uncovered...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These houses are under renovation process, so professionally grouped and studied bit by bit. You walk around them in a covered and protected place with a glass roof to protect them from rain and natural events

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't think everyone gets to see this. Our guide had tickets for us. It was interesting to see where the people lived. The floor designs were beautiful. And the houses rather large.

Thank Larry Z
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a few dollars you can get some relief from the sun and get a better understanding of day to day life in Ephesus. Great exhibition, brought back to life with no fluff.

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

I find it remarkable to see the hordes of tourists in Ephesus, yet find yourself alone visiting these magnificent Terrace Houses. Is it that the tour guides don't bother or are people reluctant to pay the extra couple of lira ? Whatever it is, they...More

Thank Dirk W
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

On tour to Ephesus for the third time and was delighted to see this newer excavation. You view the area under a roof that protects the site. There are a lot of stairs as you climb up the side of the hill, getting better views...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

This is one of the great parts of Ephesus ruins. You can see the well-preserved ancient community and it is remarkable! You will have to pay an extra ticket (20 TL) but if you carry "Museum Pass Cappadocia" card, which is the one you can...More

Thank Kanokkan N
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MaggieFlorida
24 September 2015|
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Response from kwagmeister | Reviewed this property |
The Terrace Houses are, literally, in the middle of the site, so you will have to purchase entry to Ephesus to visit them.
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ZildjianPlayr
18 July 2015|
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Response from dreamtraveler47 | Reviewed this property |
We took the No frills tour of Ephesus, that we booked on line and everything was included. They even give you a nice book on Ephesus and candy. It's not a huge tour but a van so not more than 12. They don't drag you to rug... More
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Norman B
5 May 2015|
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Response from maloneys | Reviewed this property |
There are a few steps involved, I hate steps but I had no trouble at all, it is a must see.
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