The Temple of Artemis (Artemision), Selcuk

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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2.5/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
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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  • Yes it's true, one column left and not really being looked after although stupid tourists climbing all over doesn't help. It's a wonder of the world so stop and have a look before it disappears. 
  • Seriously there's only one column left and I was surprised to see people climbing all over it. I could have just as happily missed it. 
  • From Ephesus and attending Dydime we stopped to see the temple of Artemis or one of the 7 Wonders of the world still standing! In fact we must know that there is only one column and again revived! So... Not worth the detour!
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  • 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.
  • Only one collum and rubble left, but it does offer a nice view of the mosque and castle.
  • +15% production on ranged units is an alright function, but the real draw of the Temple of Artemis is the +10% bonus it gives to food growth. By turn 156 I had the highest population in the world, and a healthy lead in tech, even though I was playing on Emperor. I couldn't have won without it-- a must have.
  • 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.
  • There isn't really much to see but it was nice to be at the site of one of the seven wonders of the world. Has some biblical significance too, as it links to the story of Paul during his time in Ephesus.
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