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Very impressive but walk carefully!!!

This is a place of great historical importance and worthy of a visit. But while we were there one... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Fairfield, California
Nice add on tour on your way to Ephesus

On our way to Ephesus our private guide Faruk Ozer recommended that we stop at the Basilica of St... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bruce C
Houston, TX
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

This is a very interesting sight. From here you can see the ruins if the church and the tomb of St. John. You also get a nice glimps of the Selcuk castle and you can look down over the ruins of Artemis. Beware not to...More

5  Thank Leeanne G
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

It was nice and no where near as crowded as Ephesus. the brochure was helpful and it was only 8TL but it wasnt that exciting and there wasn't that much to see really. maybe i should have hired a guide

1  Thank kiwiTE123
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a place of great historical importance and worthy of a visit. But while we were there one person fell down and cut her lip and damaged the nose - because she was not looking down when walking and tripped on the cobblestones.

Thank SMChico2
Reviewed 5 days ago

On our way to Ephesus our private guide Faruk Ozer recommended that we stop at the Basilica of St. John. The site is just on the outskirts of Selcuk near Ephesus. The site is very interesting and very accessible as it does not attract the...More

Thank Bruce C
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Allow lots of time to walk around and browse. Lots of see here with different ages of history to read about.

Thank Juliette G
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

You can find the little stones of saint church everywhere around. It is not a church now. There are just ruins with empty tomb.

Thank Светлана М
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Here St. John was buried and later Justinian built a massive basilica around him. John is supposed to have accompanied Christ’s mother here where she is also buried further up the road - i skipped that one.

Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 12 July 2018

After touring the ancient city of Ephesus, we went to the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised by what was there to see. We saw models of how this once incredible Cathedral looked during...More

Thank PT1102
Reviewed 26 June 2018

It is a holy place with a small cast where you see and feel how big it is Ruins also give you the whole feeling

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Reviewed 22 June 2018

The location is beautiful. Sits underneath a castle located up on top of the hill. What we found of great interest was the baptistry which had three steps going down on the one side and then three steps to come up on the other side....More

Thank Larry Z
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Significant in the Roman Catholic Religion, this church was built by Emperor Justinian (The Great), of Hagia Sophia fame, therefore you can see similarities to other Byzantian structures when looking at the scale model. It was a huge church and, seeing it was built mainly...More

Thank Dirk W
Reviewed 10 June 2018

As you walk through the gate you realise just how large the site is, not all of it is standing due to an earthquake many years ago. The stone was robbed to build the castle you can see on the next hill. The view is...More

Thank Matthew P
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