The Temple of Artemis (Artemision), Selcuk

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#18 of 30 in Historic Sites in Selcuk
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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  • August 20, 2017
    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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  • August 16, 2017
    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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  • August 13, 2017
    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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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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