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Wealthy Ephesians inhabited these luxurious houses on the slopes of Bülbül Mountain.
Selcuk 35148, Turkey
+90 232 892 60 10
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 June 2008

If you are visiting Ancient Ephesus and get a chance to tour the Terrace Houses, do so. They are well worth a visit, as they are extremely well preserved, and give a good idea how the wealthier citizens lived. The houses are located inside Ancient...More

14  Thank CoralReef
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 10 February 2015

The terrace houses were under repair and not open during our visit. That is all there is to say about it.

2  Thank chasrad70
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the highlight of the site at Ephesus which so many people miss out.It costs extra but we're talking modest amounts for foreign visitors and it's unique.Buy the guide book to the painted houses as it gives full details and information about what you're...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s worth the money, you get to feel the different life of upper and lower living of Rome. Probably the few places you could actually feel you are in a actual Rome building. !

Thank Compass816882
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is in Şirince. We loved this place it is happening and buzzing. It is old Greek town .beautiful rustic town with lots of cafe’s and shops . Please try to stay here . We made a mistake we realised after visiting this place ....More

Thank manjula72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The second ticket requested to buy is inside of the Ancient City of Efesus. It is interesting, but the ticket is too expensive. Due to the first ticket, some of the sum could be included in that, and the second ticket here, would be cheaper.....More

Thank ghwoman50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You're in Ephesus! Get the extra ticket to the once lavish homes of the wealthy.The mosaics and paintings and details are exceptional. Tens of thousands of pieces spread out on scores of giant tables are being meticulously catalogued and put together like an impossible jig...More

Thank 93KenL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The frescoes and mosaics, still in place after centuries, are wonderfully restored. Be warned -- you must walk up many stairs.

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Costs a bit extra for the ticket into the Terrace houses, but it is well worth it to see how wealthy Romans lived. The ceramic tiled floors are amazing, especially after all these centuries.

Thank DavidfromOz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been in Greece for two weeks, doing Athens, the Islands, and Ephesus, by far the highlight. And the Terrace Houses are the crown jewel of Ephesus. Tour groups over ten are not allowed in, so avoid those. Get a private guide - it is...More

Thank Odusseus1000
Reviewed 12 October 2018

These are the latest additions to Ephesus, as in, the last discovered and are still a work in progress but well worth the extra fee....the amazing condition of the floors, paintings etc is incredibale....just wish we had longer than the allocated 20mins our guide gave...More

Thank Helenjen
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Spend the money to see this! Indoor, glass floors and lots of steps. Fascinating paintings and tile work.

Thank Laura B
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15 August 2018|
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Response from kanokkaan | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I've made a mistake. It was the Museum Pass (The Aegean)
24 September 2015|
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Response from kwagmeister | Reviewed this property |
The Terrace Houses are, literally, in the middle of the site, so you will have to purchase entry to Ephesus to visit them.
18 July 2015|
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Response from dreamtraveler47 | Reviewed this property |
We took the No frills tour of Ephesus, that we booked on line and everything was included. They even give you a nice book on Ephesus and candy. It's not a huge tour but a van so not more than 12. They don't drag you to rug... More