The Temple of Artemis, Selcuk

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A single column and some stone fragments are all that's left of The Temple of Artemis, the site of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The spot where the temple stood was recognized for its sanctity by numerous civilizations, including the Lydians, the Greeks, and the Romans. In fact, it was one of the most popular pilgrimage sites of Antiquity. Legend has it that the Amazons build the earliest temple here, as they worshipped Artemis as their chief deity. Throughout the centuries the temple was destroyed and rebuilt many times before finally being ransacked by the Goths in 268 CE; today, little remains of the original temple. Admission to the site is free. Add The Temple of Artemis to your Selcuk travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Selcuk day trip planning site.
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  • It was fabulous to see as part of half day tour of the ancient city of Ephesus really is must when you come to turkey our tour guide really made the place come to life and you could just imagine... 
    It was fabulous to see as part of half day tour of the ancient city of Ephesus really is must when you come to turkey our tour guide really made the place come to life and you could just imagine...  more »
  • It's such a shame that so very little remains of what was once one of the seven wonders of the world. But at least we can visit the site and imagine what must have once been. 
    It's such a shame that so very little remains of what was once one of the seven wonders of the world. But at least we can visit the site and imagine what must have once been.  more »
  • Even though most of the original temple is gone, the whole Ephesus tour is fabulous. A must do experience if ever in Kusadasi, Turkey. We would go back! 
    Even though most of the original temple is gone, the whole Ephesus tour is fabulous. A must do experience if ever in Kusadasi, Turkey. We would go back!  more »
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  • Being able to see one of the few remaining Wonders of the Ancient World and for free? Yes. It's mostly rubble with one pillar they slightly reconstructed, but this is well worth a stop if you're in town. Just incredible to be standing where this massive temple once stood.
  • You can buy museum card here. Good parking area. Exploring around and traveling with chariot is possible but the chariot taking you to top of the hill just in front of the upper entrance. Chariot is not travel you inside the archeological site. Have fun 😀
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis one of the wonders of the ancient world. It is easy to miss. The entrance is right before the sign marking its location. Be aware, there are locals who sell souvenirs and maps there and they will try to sell to you.
  • One of the wonders of the ancient world, nothing really left but one column. Once upon a time there was a 162 column building which must have been incredible… but over the years it was systematically pulled apart to use for churches, castles and in museums. This is all that remains
  • It’s pretty close to the house of Mary and Ephesus so it’s worth a visit. It’s just one pillar but apparently all the buildings behind it, the church, mosque, and fort were all built using its stones. Interesting how history lives on

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