Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, Selcuk

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With the original seating capacity of 25,000, Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu remains the largest structure of Ephesus and the first major landmark when entering from the lower gate. Constructed in the 3rd century BCE and restored under the Romans, this impressive amphitheater with flawless acoustics still hosts open-air concerts of contemporary artists, such as Sting and Elton John. With a little bit of imagination, you could picture St. Paul preaching Christianity to the Ephesians worshiping the Goddess Diana. The Arcadian Way is a great place to stop by and snap some photos of the amphitheater. To visit Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu on your trip to Selcuk, use our Selcuk online trip maker.
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  • The Ephesus amphitheater was the biggest one on this side of the Aegean sea, as it could accommodate around 25.000 people. If you're entering the site from the northern entrance it's the first major.....  more »
  • One of the just a few somehow well-preserved objectives. Impressive by its size, it is the largest in Anatolia and has the capacity of about 24,000-25000 seats. Unfortunately, not very well...  more »
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  • Efes city is really worth to see. You can transform for some hours back at the info the past. To see how people lived and to understand better the mentality of the people the Paul addresses in his letters. This definitely helps to go deeper in your understanding on the Gospels.
  • Amazing historical ancient city...get 1 audio guide no need for expensive tour guides... Although if you can afford one they are knowledgeable...very hot so take umbrella... There are lots of shops outside for meals etc... Come early or late to avoid heat & crowds
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