Kusadasi Terrace Houses Excursion Reviews

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.
Worthwhile visiting these on tour of Ephesus.
Sail Date: May 2019
Worthwhile visiting these on tour of Ephesus. Very interesting.
Worthwhile visiting these on tour of Ephesus. Very interesting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Tour called Ultimate Ephesus,included the terrace houses.
Sail Date: October 2016
Tour called Ultimate Ephesus,included the terrace houses. Highly recommend this tour. Again,the guide was fantastic,the history more than a little fascinating!
Tour called Ultimate Ephesus,included the terrace houses. Highly recommend this tour. Again,the guide was fantastic,the history more than a little fascinating! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
A highlight of the Ephesus tour.
Sail Date: October 2016
A highlight of the Ephesus tour. Would highly recommend this! The condition of the buildings - frescos, mosaics, etc. are very impressive.
A highlight of the Ephesus tour. Would highly recommend this! The condition of the buildings - frescos, mosaics, etc. are very impressive. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Great to have an insight to these amazing houses with mosaic walls and floors
Sail Date: September 2016
Great to have an insight to these amazing houses with mosaic walls and floors
Great to have an insight to these amazing houses with mosaic walls and floors Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
See how the wealthy lived back in the day
Sail Date: June 2016
See how the wealthy lived back in the day
See how the wealthy lived back in the day Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Windstar Cruises
Fascinating, but hot and crowded!
Sail Date: May 2016
Fascinating, but hot and crowded!
Fascinating, but hot and crowded! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Not to be missed
Sail Date: May 2016
Not to be missed
Not to be missed Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Very interesting with tour guide to walk us through and explain the houses area and what we were ...
Sail Date: May 2016
Very interesting with tour guide to walk us through and explain the houses area and what we were seeing.
Very interesting with tour guide to walk us through and explain the houses area and what we were seeing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Very interesting
Sail Date: May 2016
Very interesting
Very interesting Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
When here, you have to do Ephesus...nice tour on bus through kusadesi then to Ephesus.
Sail Date: April 2016
When here, you have to do Ephesus...nice tour on bus through kusadesi then to Ephesus. You start at the top and walk down. Must see it, amazing history. Shops at the end and as you get closer to the bus, the prices get lower. If you look ... Read More
When here, you have to do Ephesus...nice tour on bus through kusadesi then to Ephesus. You start at the top and walk down. Must see it, amazing history. Shops at the end and as you get closer to the bus, the prices get lower. If you look at an item they will bargain Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celestyal Cruises
Worth the extra cost.
Sail Date: October 2015
Worth the extra cost.
Worth the extra cost. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Well worth seeing these as they are by far the best part of the Ephesus site.
Sail Date: September 2015
Well worth seeing these as they are by far the best part of the Ephesus site. Even the other guides were getting frustrated with our guide here as she kept us in a group in a number of places and talked at length, so they had to get their ... Read More
Well worth seeing these as they are by far the best part of the Ephesus site. Even the other guides were getting frustrated with our guide here as she kept us in a group in a number of places and talked at length, so they had to get their group to squeeze past us. They complained to our guide, but she was undeterred! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider:
The guide was very knowledgeable and the pace appropriate.
Sail Date: September 2015
The guide was very knowledgeable and the pace appropriate. This portion of the excursion is well worth it.
The guide was very knowledgeable and the pace appropriate. This portion of the excursion is well worth it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This was really a surprise, very well restored.
Sail Date: September 2015
This was really a surprise, very well restored. Terrace houses better preserved than Herculaneaum, Italy. Excellent guides, visible history with earthquakes and silt moving former port area miles to the west over past 2000 years.
This was really a surprise, very well restored. Terrace houses better preserved than Herculaneaum, Italy. Excellent guides, visible history with earthquakes and silt moving former port area miles to the west over past 2000 years. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very very glad we took the tour which included the terrace houses.
Sail Date: September 2015
Very very glad we took the tour which included the terrace houses. Covered, stairs but even walk. A lot has been done to document the ongoing work here.
Very very glad we took the tour which included the terrace houses. Covered, stairs but even walk. A lot has been done to document the ongoing work here. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Awesome.
Sail Date: August 2015
Awesome.
Awesome. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Ephesus was one of my favorite tours, ever.
Sail Date: July 2015
Ephesus was one of my favorite tours, ever. The guide was well versed, handled an annoying passenger very well, and gave us the right amount of free time. The terrace houses were well worth the extra fee. This was a dream come true for a ... Read More
Ephesus was one of my favorite tours, ever. The guide was well versed, handled an annoying passenger very well, and gave us the right amount of free time. The terrace houses were well worth the extra fee. This was a dream come true for a girl who wanted to be an archaeologist. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great guide.
Sail Date: June 2015
Great guide. Didn't mind when tour members opted out of the rug demonstration.
Great guide. Didn't mind when tour members opted out of the rug demonstration. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Best part of my day in Ephesus.
Sail Date: June 2015
Best part of my day in Ephesus. Fortunately, there were well-placed placards describing the site and they were in English, since our guide was truly clueless and by that time, most of the people on the tour KNEW that! If you go to ... Read More
Best part of my day in Ephesus. Fortunately, there were well-placed placards describing the site and they were in English, since our guide was truly clueless and by that time, most of the people on the tour KNEW that! If you go to Ephesus, don't miss these Terrace Houses. The wall-paintings and mosaics are phenomenal. There appears to be an extra charge/ticket required to enter the Terrace House area. Since it's pretty far into the site, be sure to inquire about the necessary admission if you choose to do Ephesus on your own... which I'd urge you to do! I think they have the hand-held units for self-guided tours. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Excellent tour.
Sail Date: May 2015
Excellent tour. Much more interesting than we anticipated. They are still working on uncovering more antiquities and beautiful terra cotta tile work.
Excellent tour. Much more interesting than we anticipated. They are still working on uncovering more antiquities and beautiful terra cotta tile work. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This is still being developed and it is a real look into the past and just how advanced ancient ...
Sail Date: May 2015
This is still being developed and it is a real look into the past and just how advanced ancient cultures were. You must walk up several flights of steps and again it is worth it.
This is still being developed and it is a real look into the past and just how advanced ancient cultures were. You must walk up several flights of steps and again it is worth it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
A quiet respite from the crowds at Ephesus.
Sail Date: May 2015
A quiet respite from the crowds at Ephesus. Amazing find, homes of wealthy people, beautiful tiles. Don't miss this addition to the tour. Again be sure you have a guide to tell you the stories.
A quiet respite from the crowds at Ephesus. Amazing find, homes of wealthy people, beautiful tiles. Don't miss this addition to the tour. Again be sure you have a guide to tell you the stories. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We took a tour of the Terrace Houses, which were truly amazing!
Sail Date: May 2015
We took a tour of the Terrace Houses, which were truly amazing! Hard to imagine that all that sumptuousness and wealth was held by just a handful of families!
We took a tour of the Terrace Houses, which were truly amazing! Hard to imagine that all that sumptuousness and wealth was held by just a handful of families! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
You must see the Terrace Houses when visiting Ephesus!
Sail Date: April 2015
You must see the Terrace Houses when visiting Ephesus! It would be such a loss to miss out on seeing the excavated homes, frescos and mosaics. Unbelievable to experience.
You must see the Terrace Houses when visiting Ephesus! It would be such a loss to miss out on seeing the excavated homes, frescos and mosaics. Unbelievable to experience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Absolutely brilliant couldn't do this before as the excavations hadn't been done!!!!!!
Sail Date: October 2014
Absolutely brilliant couldn't do this before as the excavations hadn't been done!!!!!!
Absolutely brilliant couldn't do this before as the excavations hadn't been done!!!!!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line