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“Street of a Hundred Pillars”
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Curetes Street
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Owner description: One of the main streets through the city, it was once lined with fountains, monuments and various shops and galleries.
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“Street of a Hundred Pillars”
Reviewed 30 October 2013

The enormous length of this street, all the way from the Heracles Gate to the Celsus Library, is it main source of interest. It does contain a dramatic procession of pillars that used to hold up the two-storied shops that once lined it, and many have carvings of some beauty and interest. But they may not necessarily be original, as the street came crashing down in the 4th Cent. AD, and new pillars wee imported from other parts of the city. The entire street is quite well paved, but I am not sure how original the present tiles are.

Visited October 2013
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“Walking on History”
Reviewed 24 October 2013

This street leads you down the hill to the Celsus Library and on the left hand side is the new excavations. Hoping to return one day to see what they find there!

Visited September 2013
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“Well preserved ruins”
Reviewed 16 October 2013

We came to Ephesis on a Celebrity Cruise stop over. Unfortunately, on the morning of the stop over, before disembarking I ate some frozen strawberries that made me very sick.

We were on a tour that covered the virgin Mary’s house on the hill, and the ruined city of Ephesus.
Despite being sick and feeling awful, I could appreciate the beauty and the significance of this site, and even managed to take a few pics.

The ancient steet of Curetes is where you will begin your tour, and takes you down hill to the Temple of Hadrian. There are lots of pillars and columns, and also some modern graffiti (see my pictures).
It’s a tour that’s definitely worth doing. I hope to get back here one day, when I’m feeling better.

Visited November 2012
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“Sets the scene”
Reviewed 7 October 2013

This is the first part of the wonders of the ancient city & leads you down towards the well-preserved terraced houses, before you turn the corner slightly & see the magnificent library. There are many cats, sitting on the pillars & stone blocks, on Curetes Street, greeting visitors & guides, hopeful of biscuits. They weren’t disappointed when we arrived.
Even though the ancient shops & establishments along here are now in ruins, it fuels the imagination & it’s not hard to picture what that street must once have been like.

Visited November 2012
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“this is the main street down to the celsus library.”
Reviewed 28 September 2013

There is a new walkway being built to make it easier for wheelchair users. There is new excavations at the start of this part of your tour.

Visited September 2013
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