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Kusadasi Terrace Houses Excursion Reviews

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Travel from Kusadasi to Ephesus for a tour of its majestic Terrace Houses, also called "the houses of the rich", which are a reflection of family life during the Roman period.

olsense1

1 review

Wonderful guide great price would recommend Yigit and this tour company to all.


Provider: Independent Operator

bjrose

2 reviews

We had a group of 8 people booked privately. The tour covered everything we wanted to see again. We had been there 17 yrs ago, so this was a different experience. Ephesus is a must-see for everyone. And "Mary's House" is a place to visit for spiritual value. We had been to the Basilica of St John on our last visit which is why we by-passed it this time. Our tourguide was a sweet, young lady with great hopes for Turkey.


Provider: Independent Operator

Aussievicki

1 review

Fantastic day out with CC companions. Great tour of ruins followed by Turkish feast, belly dancing and music. LOVED this day. We helped fellow CC member celebrate a birthday and the whole day was one of our favourite.


Provider: Independent Operator

asmody

1 review

The terraced Houses were amazing and the evening concert also. The ship's crew lined up on the dock to greet us when we returned, which was a nice touch.


Provider: Seabourn Cruise Line

FunCouple13

1 review

Turkey-Kusadasi- we did the cruise 1/2 day tour Ultimate Ephasus. RECOMMEND HIGHLY! This tour includes the Terrace Houses- and the entire tour was very informative and mind blowing to think 45 years ago the majority of these terrace houses were under dirt! Our guide in the Terrace houses worked there 45 years- and co-authored a book EPHASUS that we purchased. Great memento. Enjoyed this very much! Had to do a carpet presentation but it was informative. Vendors are aggressive on walk back to ship... so we returned to ship for a nap. Too tired for sun/ people!!


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

CK57

1 review

Again we had a private tour, this time with only four of us and guide, and driver. Our guide was very knowleged on the history and we enjoyed this tour as well seeing everything we wanted. This was called the Ephesus Tour and Terrace Houses with Private Ephesus.


Provider: Independent Operator

Surfari1

1 review

All part of the same excursion


Provider: Holland America Line

vcr_traveler515

5 reviews

I took the Ephesus tour with Terrace House. It was well-organized and we saw the inside of the terrace houses (under a big tent). One got a good understanding of the life back in ancient Greece.


Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

DrJamba

2 reviews

As part of our tour of Ephesus we visited the terrace houses which were wonderful restorations of the homes in which the ruling class lived.


Provider: Independent Operator

ingreece

7 reviews

Very interesting because of the gorgeous wall decorations. Were rushed through by another tour group behind us and didn't like that. Worth seeing.

Provider: Princess Cruises

HickoryShampoo

1 review

Absolute DO NOT MISS.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

philyerboots

2 reviews

Excellent and fairy priced tour ($39 pp) - informative plus giving you time to yourself.

Provider: Independent Operator

Kellie Poodle

6 reviews

Our guide told us that large groups are not yet permitted to see the Terrace Houses. We were amazed at how well they were preserved. There are a lot of stairs, but having a private guide, we took them at our own pace.

Provider: Independent Operator

klitz

1 review

Extraordinary and very impressive

Provider: Independent Operator

Blighty770

1 review

Very good tour, despite a slight snafu with the last day of Ramadan being observed on the day we docked. This meant that the site of Ephesus was not open until 1.30pm, and our trip was booked to begin at 10.30am. Thanks to our guide, Melissa, who managed to get us to the House of the Virgin Mary for an impromptu visit, and then was a terrific guide through the ruins at Ephesus and the Terrace Houses, which are impressive.

Provider: Independent Operator

wismergirl

3 reviews

Compare to the rest of Ancient Ephesus, these houses were way better preserved and the excavation only started in 1960's. The Terrace Houses were located on the hill opposite the Temple of Hadrian and were also called "The Houses of the Rich". There were 6 residential units on three terraces and now they're covered with protective roofing. The mosaics on the floor were clearly visible and the frescos have been consolidated. We visited 2 of those 6 houses. It's incredible to see what was excavated but it was very dusty and stuffy inside the enclosed space.

Provider: Independent Operator

DonRobertoSanJuan

2 reviews

Very interesting!

Provider: Independent Operator

Peter Wise

1 review

Remarkable. You'll have to be fit though. There are lots of steps to climb

Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

explore4ever

8 reviews

ANCIENT EPHESUS AND TERRACE HOUSES are MUST-SEE! This was a highlight of our cruise.

Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

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