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The Odeion

Efes Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk, Selcuk, Turkey
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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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“concert hall” (6 reviews)
“ancient city” (5 reviews)
“ephesus tour” (2 reviews)
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Efes Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk, Selcuk, Turkey
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Reviewed 13 December 2015

The word implies a small audience, for it is a small stage. Must have been for the artsy crowd, or also for public officials to debate. Nicely done. Pity the "orchestra" fills with water.

Thank Anise2014
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Reviewed 26 November 2015

On any of my visits to Ephesus it is humbling to recognise what our ancient forefathers could accomplish. One of them is the massive theatre built into the hillside. And yes, it does have a sweet spot. Stand in the centre and drop a coin,...More

Thank Mel B
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Reviewed 19 November 2015

I Keep getting my ancient Greek & Roman mixed up ! Either way the smallish theatre/meeting space is well preserved and the repaired sections give you an overall impression of the site from early days. One of many amazing sights in this Ancient City.

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Reviewed 16 November 2015

This building has the shape of a small theatre with the stage building, seating places and the orchestra.It had double function in use. First it was used as a Bouleuterion for the meetings of the Boulea or the Senate. The second fuction was the Odeum...More

Thank HeyerFan
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Reviewed 13 November 2015

We're able to see this from below and above. Well preserved and a great photo op. Smaller than the amphitheater, but evocative.

Thank Mike K
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Reviewed 6 November 2015

This theater is located at the upper end of Ephesus and is well restored considering. As with the larger theater you can climb the steps.

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Reviewed 3 November 2015

This theatre is smaller than the main one in Ephesus, but still very impressive and in very good shape, all things considered. In its day, it was used both for entertainment and for meetings of the Senate.

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Reviewed 1 November 2015

This place is pretty neat--4000 year old outdoor auditorium along the Curetes Way near the Temple of Artemis. Still in relatively good shape, and you are welcome to climb through and see the perspective from the audience and the actors.

Thank MaryKop
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Reviewed 16 October 2015

Near the end of the tour. You can walk up to the higher levels if you want but the view from the bottom was good enough for me. This was part of a tour with NCL. They did a good job. Great value. Highly recommended.

Thank roandsteve
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Reviewed 14 October 2015

Efes is a ancient township...efes situated in kusadasi ,turkey..,,one of the best archeological site in turkey...a must visit place..my personel favourite choive no 2 in turkey...only 5 lira point from kusadasi bus stand..take.a taxi from the efes entrance and first you go to.marys house then...More

Thank siraj_bin_majeed
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