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The Terrace Houses

Selcuk 35148, Turkey
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Wealthy Ephesians inhabited these luxurious houses on the slopes of Bülbül Mountain.
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Selcuk 35148, Turkey
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

Many mosaic scenes and murals. Nice and interesting place, speaking about the ancient highlife. A must see, but in a good physical condition. There are many stairs.

Thank HappyTravelRo
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Visited these loads of steps though interesting to see size of houses and mozaic patterns small charge to get in but a shame not to go in once there

Thank Judith D
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

For an extra 20tl per adult, you can visit the coveted and we'll preserved terraced homes. The wall murals and graffiti that have been uncovered are astounding. However, to see this there are a lot of steps, over 300. Due to the extra cost, this...More

Thank Gussy1dog
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

This will blow your mind of how these house were built almost 2000 years a go & are in such good shape still! Central heating, mosaic floors, amazing art, & just the shear fact that all of this was built before we had cranes and...More

Thank marlynda t
Reviewed 3 May 2017

the best preserved complex of real houses from ancient ages, Professionally shown. Amazing floor mosaics, wall painting of ancient times and the art of architecture,

Thank Mariola D
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Don't skip this,they charge 20 tl above the entrance fee (Museum Card for locals don't work here so bring cash). This was the best part of Ephesus for me as this is housing for important /affluent members of the society,gets you a closer glimpse what...More

Thank Ana Z
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This is a must see when you are at Ephesus. The tour gives you an incredible close up look at how folks lived in those times. It is a steep incline but easy to maneuver and I am in my 60s. It is so great...More

Thank Gcgem
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This site is within the ancient city of Ephesus (pay to enter). And you have to pay again to visit the terrace houses of the rich: but it is well worth the extra. The arrangement of the integrated dwellings, the mosaics and the wall paintings...More

Thank Martin T
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Good place to go to get away from the summer sun or to see on going excavation or just how people lived back then. The mosaics that are intact are really something else. Those people that lived in those houses you know they had money....More

Thank sea2mjs
Reviewed 2 April 2017

When we visited in May we were the only visitors in the covered enclosure of the Terrace Houses and so we were able to enjoy the incredible site at our leisure and also observe the preservation being carried out by the staff. I highly recommend...More

Thank Kati8
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25 September 2015|
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Response from kwagmeister | Reviewed this property |
The Terrace Houses are, literally, in the middle of the site, so you will have to purchase entry to Ephesus to visit them.
18 July 2015|
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Response from dreamtraveler47 | Reviewed this property |
We took the No frills tour of Ephesus, that we booked on line and everything was included. They even give you a nice book on Ephesus and candy. It's not a huge tour but a van so not more than 12. They don't drag you to rug... More
Norman B
5 May 2015|
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Response from maloneys | Reviewed this property |
There are a few steps involved, I hate steps but I had no trouble at all, it is a must see.