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The Odeion

Efes Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk, Selcuk, Turkey
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This small, enclosed theater was used for concerts as well as political events. The theater contained 23 tiered rows of seating in a semi-circular shape, which could accommodate up to 1450 spectators.
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

This was the second theater type place in the ancient city. It was bigger than the first place. This is a must see trip when visiting Kusadasi on a cruise ship. I loved visiting this old city and thinking how advanced people were back then....More

Thank Murray D
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Now this structure was worth the price of admission. A very old theatre, still in usable condition today.

Thank gd454
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The Odeon is one of the first sites you will see upon entry into ancient Ephesus. It is situated near the baths and has a shape of a theatre, which is why it was also called “the little theatre”. It was used as an auditorium,...More

1  Thank 1TraveltheWorld
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Ancient historical building, one can only imagine the greatness of this place in ancient times. A must see,

Thank Rahul K
Reviewed 8 August 2016

this semi-circular was build around 150 AD. has capacity of 1400 seats. This is not the big theater from south entrance but close to north entrance. It is well preserved.

Thank tanje1
Reviewed 7 August 2016

This is the site of the City Council, discussing politics, taxes and how to get rich. Very easy to imagine the wheeler dealing going on!

Thank RobertFGCarter
Reviewed 19 July 2016

smaller of the two theaters-older and still neat to observe. well preserved ruin which is really nice,

Thank jlantern3
Reviewed 19 July 2016

You will see the theater as soon as you enter the Ancient City of Ephesus. Amazing work the romans did fromcity to city building these types of structures.

Thank TexansinJerusalem
Reviewed 6 July 2016

I can not believe the odeion was built about 3000 BC,because it had very interesting architecture and is same as coeval amphitheater.it is very amazing and wonderful.its capacity was about 1500 to 2000 person and i think there was a place for gladiators fighting.i recommend...More

Thank pghadamli
Reviewed 4 July 2016

The Odeion is an amazing ruin. It is fun to imagine it hosting a Greek play for a full house. The construction of these ancient amphitheaters create wonderful acoustics.

Thank becpen
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