The Temple of Artemis (Artemision), Selcuk
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A single column and some stone fragments are all that's left of The Temple of Artemis (Artemision), 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. Make The Temple of Artemis (Artemision) a part of your Selcuk vacation plans using our Selcuk tour planner.
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  • If you came here expecting those pictures of white volume you saw on the internet, boy you're going to be so disappointed.. What was left of the ruins are 1 column. I kid you not. And it's only a matt...  more »
  • In spite of there not being much to see here, I feel that it is worth visiting as it is one of the wonders of the ancient world and only one of two remaining. 
  • Much of the temple has been reused in surrounding buildings so there is not a lot left to see. If you are visiting Ephasus then you might as well pop along to see the solitary reassembled column, whic...  more »
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  • The Temple of Artemis was a Greek temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis. It was located in Ephesus (near the modern town of Selçuk). One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, it was completely rebuilt three times before its eventual destruction in 401 AD. Only foundations, a pillar and sculptural fragments of the latest of the temples at the site remain. Very few things to see compared with the remains of other antiquities near it._
  • 1 column remains of what is one of the 7 ancient wonders of the world. This was the largest temple in the world at its time. The columns were 19 Meters high and the temple was 100 X 60 Metres.
  • Artemis one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The people very friendly and great views and small city. Also enjoyed the good Turkish food. Jerry American Arizona Nov 2015
  • One of the seven wonder in ancient world, the Temple of Artemis was once built with 126 columns. However after disastrously destroyed by gothic in the 4th century, only one column stood on the site now, giving a good place for bird nesting. It takes around 20 minute to walk from the centre of Selcuk to here.
  • Bring your imagination with you; however, this site should not be missed while visiting Ephesus; of historical importance but alas destroyed by fire and earthquake, and much of the remains used to build the nearby Basilica of St. John, which you should also visit (paid for TL10) while there.