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The Terrace Houses, Selcuk

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
Discover how affluent Roman citizens lived 2,000 years ago at The 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. Add The Terrace Houses and other attractions to your Selcuk trip itinerary using our Selcuk itinerary planner.
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  • The mosaic tiles are so intricate in the terrace houses they look like carpets lying on the floor! This is an extra charge exhibit inside Ephesus but well with it. 
  • I'm so glad I paid the extra 20 TL to see this. The entry fee goes towards the restoration work they are doing and I loved it. The frescoes and mosaics found in here are stunning, as are the pieces of...  read more »
  • The Terrace Houses are an amazing glimpse into the residential life of the people of Ephesus. It is well worth paying the extra money to see them. Walking through the site you can imagine what life ma...  read more »
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