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Beautiful remains of a little visited Ancient City

We visited in September - very quiet time to visit - few people around. Great facilities - good... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2018
Brisbane, Australia
Ionian city of the mother goddess (Meter Gallesia)

A sanctuary of Zeus Krezimos has also been excavated here recently. There is a fine theatre with... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Rod F
Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 November 2018

We visited in September - very quiet time to visit - few people around. Great facilities - good carpark, well sign posted and labelled, good timber pathways to most major areas of the site. Artifacts found here from the Early Bronze Age. Acropolis was densely...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AndPancho
Reviewed 30 April 2017

A sanctuary of Zeus Krezimos has also been excavated here recently. There is a fine theatre with several seats and pedestal bearing decoration and reliefs. The bath complex.still being excavated, is quite extensive. A lot of money has been spent to provide safe access to...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Rod F
Reviewed 24 May 2016

We wanted to visit Metropolis site after seeing a review of the recent archeological excavations. Whilst some of the site was closed, we saw the theatre and the carvings on the seats at the front and some of the mosaics. The Bouleterion is well preserved....More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Sarahlilibet
Reviewed 28 March 2016

This is a still-developing site just outside Torbali, on the other side of the motorway to Ephesus. It is quiet, because of its location, compared to the more famous Efes, but that doesn't detract from it! It is quite a demanding visit and certainly not...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank CesmeTraveller
Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

Ionian' historical city; well preserved and worth to pay a visit. However, as it goes to most of the things in Turkey, no PR, no marketing at all. It has a potential to become very famous and help Torbali and surroundings to get benefit of...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank harund
Reviewed 29 September 2015

I had been looking forward to visiting Metropolis for some time, having read an article on some of the recent discoveries, but was really disappointed. A lot of money has been spent on infrastructure – fantastic car park, wooden paths round much of the site...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Akyakalover
Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

Very beatiful best preserved ancient city. And this august opened to public visit. If you boring to visit ephesus. You should visit this new excavated ancient city.

2  Thank Onur G
Reviewed 24 October 2013

We found about the site by internet and decided to visit. However, it is not open to public yet and it was not easy to find the location (do not trust your navigation devices). Since there was only us trying to see inside the guard...More

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank buciIstanbul
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