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This small, enclosed theater was used for concerts as well as political events. The theater contained 23 tiered rows of seating in a semi-circular shape, which could accommodate up to 1450 spectators.
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Efes Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk, Selcuk, Turkey
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 28 November 2013

In very good condition. It was built in 150 A.D., financed by a very wealthy citizen, Vedius Antonius. Odeion, as most of the ancient theatres, had a cavea (auditorium), an orchestra and a stage. It was the seat of the Council Chamber, a meeting place...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2013

This will most likely be your first stop on the tour of Ephesus. Its is pretty impressive at first but once you take the path down to the Library and then the theater, this is just blown away in the water. Still pretty neat to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sit at the top of the theatre and wonder who had sat here before ... what did they wear, what did they watch, did they have a say in what went on? Inspiring what humans can achieve without technology of our day!

Thank Rowena M
Reviewed 30 September 2018

The smaller of the two theatres in Ephesus. it is located closer to the upper gate. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

A perfect example of an Ancient amphitheatre, built in 300BC, so predating the Romans involvement in the area before they eventual put their own spin on it. The signature attraction of Ephesus and a must see. Take time to climb to the top and see...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2018

This theatre took our breath away! And to imagine that contemporary artists get to play there! It was thrilling to stand on the stage that dates back to the time of sophocles! This theatre is beautiful restored and an amazing piece of world history!

Thank ladyplumley
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Another beautiful structure included in your guided tour of Ephesus. Not as large as the Great Theater, it is still an imposing venue and good to spend an hour clambering up and down the seats. The view from the top is spectacular, overlooking the hills...More

Thank Dirk W
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

The Roman Odeion is the first major landmark if you are entering Ephesus from the upper (Magnesia) gate . Although it is not as grand as the Great theatre located near the lower gate. You can access and walk inside the Odeion although there are...More

Thank smrgeog
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Amazing to see how the ancient Romans would have had get-togethers, concerts, and other social gatherings. Lovely yo live old style!!

Thank waqarsarwar
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We visited Odeon for the purpose of story teller. We had a great time there in such a ancient ambiance.Recommended.

Thank purplesea
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Amazingly its still used today by the likes of Elton John, Sting, and Olivia Newton John. Built to seat 25,000. Sitting high atop the back row of seats I imagined what it was like when Cleopatra and Marc Antony visited.

Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Was interesting and imposing to see. once you have the historical background and detail of events it becomes very fascinating because you can actually visualise how times would have been.

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