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Public Latrine, Selcuk

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Ruin Historic Site
Built around the 1st century CE, Public Latrine featured upscale facilities, including three marble benches with seats and mosaic floors, where wealthy citizens could visit when nature called. Considered modern for the period, the site used advanced plumbing systems and provided a small pool as well. As toilet paper was not available then, users of the latrine would clean themselves with a moist sponge on a stick. Today you can see the well-preserved remains of this restroom and its 36 toilets, all positioned one next to another in perfect linear fashion. To visit Public Latrine and get the most from your holiday in Selcuk, create itinerary details personal to you using our Selcuk itinerary maker.
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  • This, too, is part of the city of Ephesus. Intriguing that they thought about this. It one of many attractions in Ephesus.  more »
  • This is a must see in Ephesus, but is just part of any tour through this site. You will run across this when you start at the upper gate and walk through the site to the lower gate. As you walk in not...  more »
  • If you’re in the ancient city of Ephesus (pay to enter), look out for the communal public latrine. Every city should have one!  more »

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Where to stay in Selcuk

Though its close proximity to Ephesus puts the small town of Selçuk on the map, you'll find just a handful of guesthouses in the immediate area. Many are small and family operated--and budget-friendly--and some offer free shuttles to nearby Roman ruins. For more upscale options, explore the hotels a few miles east of Selçuk in the hillside town of Sirince. For luxury accommodations, you'll have to venture farther west to the coast for four- and five-star seaside resorts.
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