"Scholastica Baths" Baths of Scholastikia Tip by Willettsworld

Baths of Scholastikia, Ephesus: 2 reviews and 8 photos

This is one of many bath-houses in Ephesus and is located along Curetes Street. It was built in the first century AD and restored in the fourth by a rich Christian lady called Scholastica. On the left of the eastern entrance, you can see her statue minus her head.

The original structure is thought to have been three-storeyed but the upper two storeys have collapsed. The baths have two entrances, one from the Curetes Street, which is the main entrance, and the other from a side street. When you enter you first see the dressing room (apodyterium) with ten cabins, then the cold room (frigidarium) with its pool, then the warm room (tepidarium) to relax, and finally the hot room (caldarium) with its developed heating system. The second floor was used for massage and scrub as a therapy.

Address: Ephesus
Directions: behind the Temple of Hadrian

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  • Written Mar 7, 2010
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