The Terrace Houses, Selcuk

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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. To visit The Terrace Houses and other attractions in Selcuk, use our Selcuk trip planner .
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  • Pay a ticket in addition to that of Ephesus. It's pretty impressive to see, but it should be included in the entry price.
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  • Unless you are expert and history lover, you can't differentiate between all ancient buildings. Only signage will tell you which is which. Again this visit is part of Ephesus Tour, and all this buildi...  more »
  • Spend the little bit extra, unless you have a Museum Pass to see the sloped houses. Definitely worth it and so interesting to see how people used to live. The houses give an amazing glimpse of what ce...  more »
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  • Worth the visit! Spend this extra money to see these beautiful:) galleries
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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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