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This monumental gate, a two-storey building with six columns on each floor, was constructed towards the end of the 4th century. Today, the arch and most of the building are missing. It is also known by the name Victory Arch of Hercules.
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“curetes street” (14 reviews)
“upper part” (3 reviews)
Selcuk, Turkey
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Heracles Gate is part of a bigger picture. You don't go to Ephesus just to see this, or just to see the latrines, or just to see the library, they are all part of this huge amazing journey one should take. Start early morning, take...More

Thank Fanus W
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

You have to read before you start the trip. Many information and it is not easy to remember everything. Thanks for our guide for giving us enough details to explore 20% of the city. Rest is still under excavation.

Thank Abu_Firas_11
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

This was introduced to stop carts going into the market at cutters street. It's still pretty well preserved.

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 17 November 2016

This is just another stop along the walk through Ephesus. You can read about this on the plaques located at this stop. It's located near the start of the tour near the first amphitheater. You'll be wanting to walk down the street faster to see...More

Thank Murray D
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Legend has it that if you can pass through this gate and touch both sides then you will have good fortune. Not much of a challenge, I am 6 feet tall and could do it with ease. My fiancée who is only 5 feet 4...More

Thank RobertFGCarter
Reviewed 5 August 2016

A cool sight, it originally had a statue of Nike on the top, but that has been taken down and placed close to the gate.

Thank Lord H
Reviewed 1 August 2016

According to local legend, if you want to gain the strength of Hercules you need to embrace one of the columns! Yes, I hugged the column and snapped a photo. Unfortunately, I did not have the strength of Hercules afterwards, but I had a fantastic...More

Thank Maryella M
Reviewed 21 July 2016

when you are coming from upper part of ephesus.you reach to two columns which people believe hercule negotiated between these two columns for entry to ephesus but i think is a joke and at now here is same as a narrow channel and visitors accumulation...More

Thank pghadamli
Reviewed 19 July 2016

touch these monuments and feel the super strength of Hercules...okay, no really . but still fun to do/ nice attraction/ruin to check out.

Thank jlantern3
Reviewed 13 June 2016

If you want to feel strong like Hercules, touch it...lol But might have to wait in line to get a good picture.

Thank Roxanne L
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