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Ephesus Terrace Houses, Selcuk

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Discover how affluent Roman citizens lived 2,000 years ago at Ephesus Terrace Houses. These luxurious houses have been restored to such a degree that it seems as if someone is still living there. The upscale residences were mostly two storeys and featured interior central courtyards with ceiling openings. Their interiors showcase detailed floor mosaics, frescoes, carvings, and stonework of fine craftsmanship. You may be able to observe archaeologists working on site while you climb the stairs of the scaffolding to view the homes of all six units from above. The houses that are fully restored to their original appearance can be explored from inside by paying an extra fee. To visit Ephesus Terrace Houses and other attractions in Selcuk, use our Selcuk trip planner.
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Ephesus Terrace Houses reviews

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  • This houses are good preserved, with mosaics and paintings, also they are the best part of Ephesus ruins - worth to visit. 
    This houses are good preserved, with mosaics and paintings, also they are the best part of Ephesus ruins - worth to visit.  more »
  • Visiting the terrace houses will cost you extra for the ticket, but it is well worth it. The houses are beautifully restored, including some of the frescos and mosaics. 
    Visiting the terrace houses will cost you extra for the ticket, but it is well worth it. The houses are beautifully restored, including some of the frescos and mosaics.  more »
  • It is well worth those few extra lira to see the terrace houses, one of my highlights of our visit to Ephesus. The mosaics are very good but the restored plasterwork/painting was my highlight as it... 
    It is well worth those few extra lira to see the terrace houses, one of my highlights of our visit to Ephesus. The mosaics are very good but the restored plasterwork/painting was my highlight as it...  more »
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  • I went as part of a cruise shore excursion. Our guide was great and seeing the terrace house ruins with some of their floor mosaics in good conditions and same with the frescoes was really neat. Definitely worth going to it.
  • A must visit if in the area. Make sure you purchase the ticket to visit the Terrace Houses exhibit. The price for both Ephesus and the terrace house was 160TL each. We spent a total of 30 minutes looking around and taking lots of pictures. The Terrace house are a small glimpse to the past. There are no toilets inside the site, so you need to go before you entering the park. 3btraveler
  • Perfectly preserved remains from the ancient era! This building houses a seperate exhibit that is well worth the time.
  • Must visit. This is just an additional 50 tl for your ticket, but will make a highlight of your Ephesus day. Many well preserved mosaics and frescoes.
  • One of the best pieces remained from ancient era , preserved like this. Terrace Houses / Yamac Evleri is under a giant umbrella like steel construction. It is priced separately as 35 TL as entrance fee. You really should have to pay this price since it will change your illusion how the daily life in those era. Every detail in a ancient settlement is so living, from souls to mosaics and from bath ceiling to color painted walls. Must visit!!!!

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