Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, Selcuk

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#4 of 63 in Historic Sites in Izmir Province
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With the original seating capacity of 25,000, Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu remains the largest structure of Ephesus and the first major landmark when entering from the lower gate. Constructed in the 3rd century BCE and restored under the Romans, this impressive amphitheater with flawless acoustics still hosts open-air concerts of contemporary artists, such as Sting and Elton John. With a little bit of imagination, you could picture St. Paul preaching Christianity to the Ephesians worshiping the Goddess Diana. The Arcadian Way is a great place to stop by and snap some photos of the amphitheater. To visit Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu on your trip to Selcuk, use our Selcuk online trip maker.
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  • Was blown away by the size of this structure, originally built to seat 24,000 people. It’s the last structure before exiting the ruins, so take a moment, sit, and take in the beauty and scope of this....  more
    Was blown away by the size of this structure, originally built to seat 24,000 people. It’s the last structure before exiting the ruins, so take a moment, sit, and take in the beauty and scope of this....  more »
  • This is a monumental building when you look at this ancient amphitheater from the distance, but if you go closer, what you'll see are the new stones. 
    This is a monumental building when you look at this ancient amphitheater from the distance, but if you go closer, what you'll see are the new stones.  more »
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  • Marvellous ancient city, remarkably well preserved to this day. Walking through the ruins, one can almost see what life would have been like for denizens of this well developed city thousands of years ago. There are informative boards all around the city but they could have been better explained. Still it was a great experience walking through the city and thinking about the millennia gone by.
  • I giving this UNESCO site five stars. Not only for the theater but for anything or everything you might see. Be advised, you'll walk the gauntlet of souvenir hawkers and they can be aggressive. But once you're inside the grounds it's pretty darn awesome.

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