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Cathedral of St.John the Evangelist

3.5 km from the Ephesus archeological site, Selcuk, Turkey
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Massive ruined church

This is definitely a must see attraction in Selçuk. The basilica was built over the tomb of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sus1952
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Large Site with the Fortress Above to Visit too!

Need a few hours to see this properly... Not many tourists this time of year so had a really good... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2018
Jan W
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Hurst Green, United Kingdom
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3.5 km from the Ephesus archeological site, Selcuk, Turkey
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is definitely a must see attraction in Selçuk. The basilica was built over the tomb of the apostle St John. It must have been one of the biggest churches in the world when built in Byzantine times. Although the basic structure of a church...More

Thank Sus1952
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Need a few hours to see this properly... Not many tourists this time of year so had a really good look around and had bought the book from across the road where the cafe is which was really helpful and the coffe good! Good photo...More

Thank Jan W
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

This site is believed to be the actual spot of the church built by John the Apostle (as per Christian faith). In ancient times, it was built as a church however the remains can be seen now. There is an entry ticket of 10TL per...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

This lovely site has some information boards, and some further work is going on, but more explanation would be great. Sits just below the great ruined Castle. Both well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

It was so nice visiting this place, for so long I was waiting to come here as well, and as soon as we entered I felt a huge connection and started imagining how everything was back in the 6th Century. Just to point out something,...More

Thank berenice r
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

I been here 2 times now. First time was in winter 2015 and now summertime. This is a holy place and you can feel it. Also very nice views and places to sit on to feel the atmosphere. Take your time to talk with Abdurraman,...More

Thank Camilla J
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

This was really cool to see where John the Baptist lived and worshiped while he lived the rest of his life in this area. It even shows his chapel and the chamber where he baptised the people that came to his church. Really worth the...More

Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

I have heard and read about Ephes and Temple of Artemis growing up, really. But this, I was not prepared for. And, even if that is ridicullous, it sort of felt like we hade made a "discovery", happening upon this place. We had the museum...More

Thank orkenvandrer
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

If you get a taste of the Christian connection with the whole area at nearby Ephesus, this really re-inforces the feeling. And you can see the remains of one of the 7 Wonders of the Old World - by simply looking over the wall to...More

Thank BobandJosie
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

The ruins of the St John's Basilica are on a hilltop and were much larger than I had imagined. A lot of restoration has been done so it is fairly easy to visualize how much of the place looked. For me, the most awesome part...More

Thank Dan F
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