Public Latrine Tours

The ruins of the ancient Roman city of Ephasus are located in Selcuk, Turkey. The city was the second most important city in the Roman empire during the 1st and 2nd centuries AD. One of the popular sections of the ruins are the public latrines, which are on next to the Hadrian Temple and the Bordello. The latrines were the city's public toilets, and they were built in the 1st century AD as part of the Scholastica Baths. These baths were built to provide the city with the modern conveniences of public works, including 36 marble toilets. 

Visitors can still see, but not use, the toilets that are lined up along the walls. There was an uncovered pool with columns surrounding it which supported a wooden ceiling. Underneath the latrines was a drainage system. There was also a trough with relatively clean water near where your feet would be. People who wanted to use the toilets had to pay an entrance fee.

Practical Info

The public latrine and the Ephasus ruins are located about 5 minutes by bus from the main bus station in Selcuk. Opening hours are 8am to 7pm in the summer and 8am to 5pm in the winter. Admission to Ephasus is 30TL.
Location
Address: Efes Harabeleri, Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkey 35920, Turkey
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Hours: Open daily, summer 8am-7pm and winter 8am-5pm
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Admission: 30TL
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Regular Full-Day Tour Ephesus From Izmir

Combine the best sights of Ephesus on a single full-day tour from Izmir. With a guide providing all transportation, directions, and commentary, explore the ancient city of Ephesus, considered one of the largest open-air museums in the world. Learn much more through guided commentary than you would simply exploring on your own as you visit the city, the Temple of Artemis, and the House of the Virgin Mary.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Tour of Ephesus and the Terrace Houses of Wealthy Ephesians

Experience the impressive architecture of Ancient Greece and Rome on this half-day tour of UNESCO-listed Ephesus from Kusadasi. Marvel over the grandiose remains of the Odeon, the Temples of Domitian and Hadrian, the Grand Theatre and Celsus Library; learn about ancient life as you stroll through Hercules Gate and see the Latrines (public toilets); then explore the Terrace Houses, where the wealthiest Ephesians once resided.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Ancient Ephesus Private Tour from Kusadasi with Wine Tasting

Visit the Ancient City of Ephesus alongside a private guide on a full-day tour from Kusadasi with lunch and a wine tasting at a local vineyard. Step into the world of ancient Greeks and Romans as you see Ephesus’ top sites, from the Library of Celsus to thermal baths, the Odeon, and the imposing Forum, then learn about Turkish wines on a sprawling estate. This 7-hour Ephesus tour includes pickup and drop-off in Kusadasi, lunch, a wine tasting, and entrance fees at the Ancient City of Ephesus.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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