Ephesus Terrace Houses, Selcuk

#5 of 62 in Historic Sites in Izmir Province
Ruin · Tourist Spot
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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  • You have to pay extra to enter this part of the ruins. Is better because is less crowded. Is amazing how well preserved is everything.  more »
  • Beautiful architecture, frescoes and mosaics. A glimpse into the life of the wealthy during ancient time.  more »
  • 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!!!!
  • If you want to see and feel the daily life of Romans 2000 years ago you should visit this place. You have to pay an extra fee to see the area but it was really worth it👌🏼 Mosaics on the floors, paintings on the walls, architectural design, clean and dirty water systems etc will facinate you.
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