Grotto of the Seven Sleepers

Grotto of the Seven Sleepers

Grotto of the Seven Sleepers
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It is believed that seven young Christians, who refused to sacrifice animals for the Roman imperials, took shelter in this cave near the city. They fell asleep only to wake 200 years later to find that Christianity had become more accepted. The event lead many to accept Christ's belief of resurrection.
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Alp Tekin
Istanbul, Türkiye23 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Family
You can find food/baverage cafe and car parking area at the entrance. There is no any payment to entrance. You can go around in a few minutes since cave around is covered by fence to prevent
Written 16 September 2022
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rftu
Newry, UK1,041 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Friends
This is an interesting site with no admission charge. It's got a nice, if unbelievable story behind it.
The real highlight is having breakfast at the grotto enterance.
Highly recommended
Written 20 October 2020
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John W
London, UK40 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The grotto was closed off with a gate when we visited in February, and while you could peer in (after carefully stepping across the big muddy puddle) there wasn't much to see from the gate. Outside there was a tree with prayers carefully tied on.

It's only 5 minutes from Ephesus so worth popping by while you're there, and we wished we had stopped at the restaurant next door where the old ladies were rolling out fresh gozleme.
Written 23 February 2020
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SlowAncientOnTour
Carnac, France4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Visit 25 Oct 2019. A must see site if you are obsessed with archaeology or the legend, otherwise it is insignificant compared to the other sites in the area. But it is permanently closed so you can only view part of it from outside the fences. If you go to the main entrance you can look through the big iron gate into the site and see some of it. You can scramble up some of the goat paths to the fences around the top for a view of some of the structures on top. (The right side is a lot easier than the left) And there is the section of wall on the way in. If you are superstitious you can join the pagan ritual of leaving a message to be taken to your ancestors in the afterlife by writing a message on a small piece of white cloth and tying it to the branches of one of the trees in front of the caves. Many people don't come prepared and just tie on a piece of rubbish (I'm not sure what this tells their ancestors). Some hints - if you go late in the day at this time of year the sun is just above the hill line and so looking at the top of the site from the fences will be looking into the sun - go earlier. Also if it's hot and your thinking of a drink from the shops in the grotto and it's late in the day, you may be disappointed. At 3:30pm all the "staff" were at a small table behind the souvineer shop for a tea break and were still there when I left at 4:30. Quite a few people came and sat at the tables and eventually gave up and left. If you walk back to Selcuk along the walking path next to the highway there are good views of the distant Fortress and you can drop into the Temple of Artemis.
Written 16 November 2019
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KateTharratt
East London, South Africa30 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The grotto itself is interesting and he story behind it even more so. Unfortunately the path around the grotto is uneven and not well kept, as well as littered and there were no signs to indicate where to go. The restaurants below are worth a visit and serve a lovely Turkish lunch.
Written 14 September 2019
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Soren Bjergsen
Los Angeles, CA4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Really nice place. It's the second time I've been here with my friends. We liked it before. Have a nice time. It has been recommended :)
Written 28 June 2019
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CKgreece2019
27 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
The restaurant at the foot of the hill, where there's parking, is well worth it. I was told that the food is traditional tribal food cooked over a fire in the kitchen. We got to take a look. It was very good and it was a lovely place to sit and eat after spending a long morning exploring Ephesus. There's a friendly cat too!
Written 18 June 2019
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André L
Auckland Central, New Zealand9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Everything is still closed as of 29 May 2019 and appears to have been for quite some time. Could barely see anything. Research the story of the grotto online and you can tick this off your to do list.
Written 29 May 2019
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,685 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
But worth to go if you are walking from the town to Ephesus - it is a10min detour. Interesting site.
Written 18 April 2019
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Tom D
Medan, Indonesia76 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Had gozleme for lunch in the nearby restaurant after visiting Ephesus. Interesting story, but not much to see. Free and is only a minute walk from the restaurant so easy to get too. Tons of pieces of string and other assorted items are wrapped around branches of several small trees from folks who have made a wish at the site.
Written 2 April 2019
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