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Address: Selcuk, Turkey

One of the main streets through the city, it was once lined with fountains,...

One of the main streets through the city, it was once lined with fountains, monuments and various shops and galleries.

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Go Early And Enjoy the Main Street

The most interesting part of the street is from the top where Hercules Gate is down to the LIbrary. It is rare to get photos without people in it--but it is possible if you... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Izmir, Turkey
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Izmir, Turkey
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

The most interesting part of the street is from the top where Hercules Gate is down to the LIbrary. It is rare to get photos without people in it--but it is possible if you enter when the site opens and you go directly there. Off of this street are the apartments, usually ignored by tours.

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Saint John, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

This is not quite half way through the tour off to the right side of the street. You'll be in full view of the main square near this location. I believe it is just after the public washrooms from the ancient city. You'll have to wait until the end of the tour to use the present day ones located near... More 

Thank Murray D
Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The pathway is impressive not only for itself, but for everything that can be found adjacent to it. Walk the full distance and see all the ruins.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

The section between the Domitian Square, (just after the Fountain of Pollio) and the Library of Celsus was called Curetes street. The well retained paved street, was originally reserved only for horses and carts and is only a part of the overall intriguing history of this ancient place.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

the whole foot path were paved with marble rocks. this attraction takes at least 2 hours to visit. it is adviced to bring some water along.

Thank platinumSingapore
Saar, Bahrain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Curetes Street was once the main street of this place, and when you walk down this well preserved road, you can't help but admire how advanced ancient civilizations actually were in so many ways. The columns on either side and the stone slabs are in good condition even now, but be warned that the road can get slippery, so wear... More 

Thank MIA328
New Providence, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

There used to be a lot of stores on both side of street. All famous tour sites are located next to this street. It is better to walk from upper entrance which you can walk down instead climbing up.

Thank tanje1
Fareham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

It takes little imagination to feel what it would have been like when this street was full of bustling shoppers and worshippers and slaves instead of tourists. Truly remarkable.

Thank RobertFGCarter
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

This was part of an Ephesus Tour and we learned that this street was once part of a bustling marketplace. There are groves in the street that assisted with transporting goods along the street. Truly enjoyed walking through history!

Thank Maryella M
Warminster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

to think a few thousand years ago this would of been the main street in this roman city you really feel you are walking their footsteps

Thank Del C

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