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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. Add The Terrace Houses and other attractions to your Selcuk trip itinerary using our Selcuk itinerary planner.
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  • These are a series of houses built into a hlll that are very large for its time and is part of Ephesus. Worth the time with very interesting mosaics.  more »
  • Here you get to see the houses of the wealthy living in ancient Ephesus. You can see the mosaics, and also get a sense of space and size of the houses on the slope. The entire place is sheltered so it...  more »
  • See how the people of Ephesus lived. These remarkably well-preserved and restored homes show the baths, living quarters, and work areas for some of the well-heeled folks in Ephesus. You can see how ar...  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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