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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.
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“mosaic floors” (40 reviews)
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Selcuk 35148, Turkey
+90 232 892 60 10
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

Dont Miss this part of ephesus has extra ticket and sell at entrance of The Terrace Houses sweet cool at hot summer

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Reviewed 18 July 2017

By far, especially if you are an archeologist, one of the most interesting things to see in ancient Ephesus.

Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 15 July 2017

I heard some teens wanted to go in to see what was inside and the parent did not wanted to pay extra admission for this place. It was really unfortunate, You can see the lifestyle of our ancestors from thousand years ago. We were so...More

Thank FreeJohnny
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Recently renovated and opened for visitors, the terrace houses are definitely worth visiting while inside Ephesus. Pay the extra fee to see magnificently preserved rooms once inhabited by upper class people in the city. The mosaics themselves are worth that fee. This is a very...More

Thank moviegeekjn
Reviewed 29 June 2017

The terrace houses are totally worth visiting. There are frescoes and mosaics to appreciate. They give insight into the standard of living available in ancient times. There are shades over the houses so in summer heat it was very hot. There are several sets of...More

Thank jill f
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

You'll have to pay an extra price to enter this part of Ephesus, but it's definitely worth the price. You'll see beautiful antique houses in this overly-protected area. Each house used to belong to rich Ephesus citizens and was decorated with mosaics.

Thank Erge D
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Set inside the ruins of Ephesus The Terrace Houses is a must see, if you have travelled to Ephesus pay the extra 20 tr person and don't miss.

Thank terryk01695
Reviewed 17 June 2017

These are a series of houses built into a hlll that are very large for its time and is part of Ephesus. Worth the time with very interesting mosaics.

Thank fritzedelstein
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Here you get to see the houses of the wealthy living in ancient Ephesus. You can see the mosaics, and also get a sense of space and size of the houses on the slope. The entire place is sheltered so it's a good way to...More

Thank Gremlink
Reviewed 7 June 2017

See how the people of Ephesus lived. These remarkably well-preserved and restored homes show the baths, living quarters, and work areas for some of the well-heeled folks in Ephesus. You can see how archeologists are restoring the buildings, even how they are recreating frescoes one...More

Thank spanishpeeks
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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.
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
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.