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“"Main Street" Ephesus”
Review of Curetes Street

Curetes Street
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US$50.00*
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Private Half Day Tour of Ephesus
Ranked #6 of 57 things to do in Selcuk
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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.
Reviewed 8 August 2014

You'll walk down Curetes Street from the entry into Ephesus by the Baths of Varius all the way to the Library of Celsus. There will be lots to see, some disappointing poorly reconstructed areas and some really nice examples of marble carving and temples. The 'street' is paved with stone and can be difficult for some to walk on due to the unevenness and there are some steps.

Thank JT_Turner3
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Pretty stone walk along what you can imagine were old shops and houses. A little slippery though from all the foot traffic.

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

It has been many years since this was an active city and you have to imagine all of the citizens around you as you walk down this cobblestone street. Fascinating and if you are in this part of the world one of those places that need to be on your "bucket list". Just a wonderful time exploring the area which so many have been in the past.

Thank texaswillie
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

This all part of the experience of the beautiful place, we enjoyed our walk through time, taking photos of the ruins, the writings on the stones, amazing walkway, watch your step as is uneven.

Thank Mi-Dan20
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

Once you get through the upper entrance you will find yourself walking on the Curetes Street and all the wonders of 2000 years ago will be there for you.

As the starting point for most group visitors this is definitely the most crowded part of the open-air museum and at times you will be truly tired of all the "stone stuff". However, even here you get walk a few metres away and find some peace to reflect. If you have the possibility, come early in the morning before the cruise ships visitors arrive. Remember that the only way to get in is to pay with Turkish lira (at least in June 2013). No credit cards or other currencies accepted. There are many "private" guides outside, but I have a tour book with me and read in the tour book and see the sights, a much more uncomplicated and personal way of seeing the sights.

Get updated before the visit - not afterwards, it enhances the visit!

Thank NillaJ
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