Baths of Varius
Built around AD 150, this once-lavish 1400-seat theatre boasts marble seats with lions' paws and other carved ornamentation. It was used...
This is the more popular entry point of Ephesus' two entrances. It was erected under Emperor Vespasian in the 1st century AD.
Site of a necropolis dating to the 6th century BC which was later covered by the upper (or state) agora.
Baths of Varius information
Baths were situated at the main entrances to ancient cities so that visitors could be disinfected and wash before entering. These 2nd-century ones stand at the entrance to Upper Ephesus beside the Magnesian Gate erected under Emperor Vespasian in the 1st century AD. Greco-Roman baths also served a social function as a meeting and massage destination. This is one of four bath complexes at Ephesus.