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The Terrace Houses

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Address: Selcuk 35148, Turkey

Wealthy Ephesians inhabited these luxurious houses on the slopes of Bülbül...

Wealthy Ephesians inhabited these luxurious houses on the slopes of Bülbül Mountain.

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It is worthed to pay additional and to see Terraced Houses.They are beautiful especially now when they are restoring them.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ales P
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is situated inside the Ephesus site. You have to pay extra (20 lira) but it was well worth the time. Beautiful site currently being restored and great overview of life in those times! Only downside was number of steps thought exhibition and huge steep steps down after exit. Not good for restricted mobility!

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is worthed to pay additional and to see Terraced Houses.They are beautiful especially now when they are restoring them.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

They did such a great job restoring and setting up the walk through the houses, complete with marble, wall paintings, and mosaics. You just have to see it!

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Izmir, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We have visited the apartments at least ten times. It is very interesting to see the details that are emerging from the excavations. It is fun to see and imagine ancient life in Ephesus. The facility is covered so it can be a break from the sun or the rain.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Its worth looking at the terrace houses simply to respect the amount of work that is still being put to restore the ancient city. If you take an all inclusive museum pass, the terrace houses are included..so I'd say money worth spending...

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Talk about a massive 3D puzzle to reassemble - without a picture to guide you. The job they are doing is hugely impressive. But so are the original houses now about 2000 years old! This is where the rich lived, with the tile floors, marble covered walls, and rooms for all purposes joined together in a large complex.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Although you have to pay separately to your Ephesus entrance, it is worth the visit. Using your imagination you can travel back in time and imagine the luxury and decadence that must have been lived in the baths. Some of the stone work is still in good shape.

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Jerusalem District, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I was very please yo see these houses being protected and the oit going restoration of it. If you buy the 7 days pass this is included.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This was worth the extra entry fee. We went at the hottest part of the day to Ephesus, and were thankful for a few minutes out of the sun. The Terrace Houses were beautifully preserved and the site was set up in such a way that it was possible to see the beautiful mosaics and frescoes from all angles -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The Terrace Houses are an amazing sight and worth every penny of their ticket. According to my guide there are only 2 sights in the world where you can see decorated interiors and these places are Pompei and Ephesus, well let me tell you that these are wonderful. The lavishness of the interiors, the mosaics and the walls, are second... More 

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