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. Add The Temple of Artemis (Artemision) to your Selcuk travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Selcuk day trip planning site .
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  • Efestir, buyulenmis, artemis of Ephesus is when to throw museums said Garrett a what's that ... There's no date. Only one who knows what that is based on columns standing standing was the big one now participate in half of half-swamp land Cari.. waiting for the visit. Number of parking spaces there is no problem, because few guestbook are people that Omar does not come naturally for. ..
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  • Supposedly, one of the seven wonders of antiquity and our check out all what you see. What a way to find out, what you have planted your feet column fastened with concrete maintenance .... It's a dump. The value given to date in the Middle, with a living area of the date ... Very sad and very thought provoking.
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  • Not much left of the temple but everywhere in Ephesus is fascinating and there are interesting stories attached to them.  more »
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  • Once a wonder of the ancient world but from having 121 pillars and columns now there is just 1. If you are in Selcuk it is worth checking out but tbh it is nothing special. It's interesting in so far as to what it was. Also watch out for coin-man located there.
  • This morning we arrived at Temple of Artemis - known as one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world and built in the areas of Ephesus on a flat area which has over the centuries turned into a swamp. Indeed, a huge area to see the foundation ruins of the magnificent construction of Hellenistic Age, entirely made of marble, full of sculptured columns' capitals and shaft, and the oldest remaining dating back to the 6th century BC. Its history of course will take you back to the fire destructions over a period of time and how some of the artifacts and remains have been taken and used elsewhere.
  • Artemis Tapinagi is amazing. One of the seven ancient wonders of the world. Now you can see only one column standing and the rest ruins...
  • 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._
  • Although in ruins, with only two standing columns, the remains of the temple of Artemis was still on my "must visit" list of ". One of the seven ancient wonders of the world, the temple would have been truly immense in its day. There is no site fee to pay and in October, one mid morning, I had the site completely to myself apart from locals selling postcards and a couple of lizards :)

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Though its close proximity to Ephesus puts the small town of Selçuk on the map, you'll find just a handful of guesthouses in the immediate area. Many are small and family operated--and budget-friendly--and some offer free shuttles to nearby Roman ruins. For more upscale options, explore the hotels a few miles east of Selçuk in the hillside town of Sirince. For luxury accommodations, you'll have to venture farther west to the coast for four- and five-star seaside resorts.
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