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Address: Selcuk, Turkey
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When I was in elementary school, I read about the seven wonders of the classical world. I knew there wasn't much left, but the artists renditions were so grand! What a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We got to the artemis temple in the afteroon to only find a pole in the middle of a green dirty pond. It was very disappointing as we only stayed 2mins and the site was very small. I would not recommend visiting the artemis temple.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A little disappointing only because it came after Ephersus but interesting - one lonely column, however after 6 weeks in Turkey looking at many ancient ruins from East to West it was one of the last tours. Good tour and I never like to miss any ancient relic, worth a visit though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Recommended. We visited this site as part of our cruise group tour of ancient Ephesus. There's one pillar from this temple standing. And it was a reconstruction put up many years after the original fell. There's not much of a reason to visit here other than to say you did so. There isn't much to see at this site. Now,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Although you won't spend a lot of time at this location, it's worth it to stop here to see it. Although only 1 pillar of the original temple remains you can see the immense size of the original structure by markers on the site. Built over 2600 years ago it was destroyed by fire approximately 300 years later.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Maybe 2 1/2 hours is not enough at the ancient city. The ruins of the Temple of Artemis I are very interesting and when you go to the Ephesus museum later in the day make sure you look for the stunning statue of Artemis I. Like much of ancient Ephesus, the temple is well documented by signs in English.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

When I was in elementary school, I read about the seven wonders of the classical world. I knew there wasn't much left, but the artists renditions were so grand! What a disappointment in reality. One reconstructed pillar and shorter by 4 m than it is supposed to be and in the middle of a swamp....I should have stayed away and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Nothing to see there except one pillar and it is left to your imagination how grand was temple during Roman empire. On the way to magnificent ruins of Ephesus "The Temple of Artemis" is situated. Just drop there for 5 minutes take photo and go. It has no other facility except few persons trying to sell book or postcards.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Whatever that's left is just a single column and there barely anything to see except for locals trying to sell you over-priced books that cost 10 euros. Not worth the trip, seriously.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Considering it was one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, it is worth a stop if you are in the Ephesus area. It was the largest temple of the ancient world, boasting 127 marble columns and dimensions of 450 ft long x 225 ft wide and 60 ft tall. Unfortunately, only a single column remains from the original... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

It’s hard to believe that this single column represents all that is left of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. At its height it contained 127 columns, similar in stature to the temple of Apollo. It was originally built in the bronze age and had to be rebuilt three times due to destruction from flood, arson and... More 

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Address: Address: Selcuk, Turkey
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Turkish Aegean Coast  >  Izmir Province  >  Selcuk

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