Ancient City of Ephesus

Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk: Hours, Address, Ancient City of Ephesus Reviews: 5/5

Ancient City of Ephesus
5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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AlexPelikh
Moscow, Russia61 contributions
Jan. 2022
I specifically went there to see the world-famous Ephesus, but what I saw was a tourist-promoted place.

It is definitely an ancient site, but the amphitheater has been restored and instead of the old stones, I saw the new ones. Going further, I was just confused with what to look at, I got the feeling that the epochs are intertwined here, and we will never find out what Ephesus was like in the past.

The ancient pillars are cemented and there are bricks on top of them, it is impossible to make out what the building was like in ancient times. I was disappointed, I could say I visited this place just for a tick.

The Ephesus Museum is definitely worth a visit, but the ancient city itself, unfortunately, is not.
Written 8 January 2022
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nadim r
Birmingham, UK28 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Friends
Fantastic day full tour by omer ak has amazing knowledge and very friendly . Helped of shopping out side tour saved us thousands on Turkish lira.
Written 23 December 2021
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SarpedonfromLycia
Ankara, Turkey359 contributions
Oct. 2021
One of the biggest metropol cities of the world in the ancient times. Now it is one of the pearls of Turkey. It deserves a half day to visit. The famous library, huge theater, terrace houses, Curetes street, harbour street, St John's church, Trajan Fountain and many others. If I had the chance to see only three ancient cities, these would be Ephessos, Rome and Machu Pichu.
Written 26 November 2021
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belgianguy1
Bruges, Belgium11,102 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Solo
I had high expectations coming here, and I have to say, I wasn't disappointed... ancient city full of history, amazing ruins, it's easy to spend half a day here...moreover the weather was perfect (late october) and no crowds...the entrance fee is a reasonable 120 TL (more if you need the audio guide included)
Written 27 October 2021
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Stella
Stockholm, Sweden2,075 contributions
Oct. 2021
Came as part of a tour of Turkey. The place is fantastic and full of history. It is obviously best to come with a tour guide who can explain things. The visit takes around 2-2 and a half hours and we did it in the late afternoon, when the place is usually less crowded and we were able to walk around without problems. The views in the late evening are also really nice. There are a lot of very well kept cats too all around the site.
Written 23 October 2021
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Vladimir R
Moscow, Russia552 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Friends
When I read about this city, I imagined something bigger and more majestic, not like everywhere else. To my great regret, the reality was not as majestic as it is written in books and articles about the city. It's like the pyramids in Egypt, you go there, see the last of the seven wonders of the world, and you come, you see the pyramids on the edge of the city, which erased all their greatness. Ephesus, of course, majestic, these granite streets leading to expensive quarters, ancient ruins of granite, the remains of ancient houses, fountains, palaces. All this, of course, fascinates, we had one desire: to travel back for a while in those years when life was raging in the city, to look at all this, at least a little bit, but unfortunately, this is not yet possible))). Yes, I only gave 4 points. But only because, in my own head, I came up with something bigger and majestic than it was. In fact, the excavated city is a find for many generations and a plunge into the ancient history of Anatolia. I can only say one thing, if you have already visited other ancient cities in Turkey, then do not waste your time on Ephesus. He is the same as everyone else.
Written 5 October 2021
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Boris Vinogradsky, MD
Cleveland, OH382 contributions
Sep. 2021
The history of the world is palpable here. Collision of the Greek, Roman, Arabic, Jewish and Turkish cultures from Byzantine to Hellenistic to Ottoman periods is unbelievable.
Written 7 September 2021
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123maarten123
Utrecht, The Netherlands15 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Couples
Beautiful ancient sites and history. Must visit when you’re in the area. Suggest to skip the audio guidance. You can download a free app with audio guidance as well. It can be a bit of a climb, wear some proper shoes. Suggest to go in the mornings.
Written 3 September 2021
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Daniela S
6 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Family
Fantastic experience! Unexpected splendour and wealth of the historic site. We were amazed! Huge!
But all of this ancient Roman city and what has remained of it, would have been left uncovered and not fully experienced without the professional role of the tourist guide Yumer. So profound and essential story! Strongly recommend a guided tour.
Strongly recommend Yumer!
Written 27 August 2021
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BalanR
43 contributions
Aug. 2021
Absolutely amazing, huge, well kept, dripping in history and easy to reach.
The knick-knack market is quite nice and the route has some shade here and there so it's not that gruelling to visit.
Written 27 August 2021
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