Named after a Christian woman who took over the restoration of the Baths in the fourth century AD, they were initially built in the 1st century. Scolastica Baths were located along Curetes street and they consisted of three levels however two of them have collapsed. Two entrances were available to the public; one from Curetes street and the second from a smaller street which crossed Curetes street.

The upper floor of Scolastica Baths contained a salon with central heating (a large boiler which provided heating to the rooms and hot water to the large bath). The ground floor housed the baths which consisted of a hot water section (caldarium), a warm bath (tepidarium) and a cold bath (frigidarium) as well as a dressing room (apodyterium). The water (hot or cold) and the steam arrived at their sections via underground or inside-the-wall clay pipes.

Scolastica Baths were the larger Baths of the city and further to the public areas there were also some private rooms where people could stay for some days.
Nowadays, we can see the ground floor rooms and just an arch of the third floor, which have survived in a good condition.


Ephesus Scolastica Bath

Scolastica Bath - Ephesus