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Ancient City of Ephesus
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Full-Day Ephesus Tour from Izmir
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Private Half Day Tour of Ephesus
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Small-Group, Half-Day Tour of Ancient Ephesus
Ranked #1 of 56 things to do in Selcuk
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Been here many times just gets better every time you look and experience the place, go the first time and take a tour then come back and explore at your own pace. I think its a place for personal reflection and wonder. Take plenty of water, surprising how many fall over from lack of a cuppa!

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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Yes, I have been there and it seems like an ancient story which the land tells you. Those pillars and the amphitheater is just mercifully great. I would really love to go back there again where the greek were and sit and watch some shows.
great place to feel and for a nice photo shoot :p

Thank Pd D
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Fantastic trip back in time - with the green hills and wild poppies you can almost see Roman senators walking down the paths. Beautiful ruins and the terrace houses are fantastic.

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Reviewed 5 June 2014

OMG! On this brilliant tour of the Arts of Turkyie with Tutku Tours, I am overwhelmed with this open air museum. The scope, size and beauty of this place is impressive. Our guide suggested we visit the optional Terrace Houses which are covered by a huge rood while the archaeologists are working on them. Worth the extra fee! Mosaics, frescoes, in situ in these luxurious houses give a real sense of the life here. Make sure you take enough water and some snacks. This is a seriously big site. We spent nearly four hours here and did not see everything on offer. Wow!

Thank Library flower
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

There's no denying Ephesus is one of the e-ticket ancient cultural sites in the world. The problem is that it seems like every cruise ship and tour bus on the planet shows up each day. We counted 150 buses in the parking lot on a weekday in May. Yikes.

The other reviews have long covered the "what". Here are a few suggestions on the "how". Get your own guide book or audio guide and go alone. Contrary to what the guide books recommend, go in the lower gate and walk up to the upper gate, not the reverse. Go early and you'll have the grand theater, library all to yourself before hitting the tsunami of group tours coming at you from the upper gate. Work your way to the top and on your return visit the terrace houses which cost extra, but are very well worth it.

3  Thank gavilan8
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