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Belediye Cd. No:124 | Sart, Salihli 45300, Turkey
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Reviewed 31 August 2019 via mobile

It is almost as large as Ephesus. In good condition, bilingual info boards are available. One ticket grants you to visit both gymnasium and artemis temple (they are not in the same site but very close). This is my first time to visit a historical...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 17 May 2019

The Temple of Artemis and additional ruins of the ancient city of Sardis including a heavily restored gymnasium and synagogue are at separate sites, though not too far apart, just FYI. Sardis was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Lydia and was one of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 15 November 2018

Sardis was the capital of Lydia. Remains from many eras are visible here. The city is famous as the birthplace of coinage as a form of exchange. Was part of the Persian Empire for a time. Gymnasium has been extensively rebuilt and gives a great...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

Heavily restored areas were not to my liking but others found them interesting. Some nice mosaics. Gift shop was very expensive. I don't mind paying over the odds to help support work done on site but tripling the cost of items that were available elsewhere...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Debbie Ö
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

A business trip took me through this part of the world and our host organized for a detour on our way back to Izmir. The highlight of the trip of course was this amazing site - Salihli and the Temple of Artemis. If you are...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank TonyGeorge59
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Sardes/Sardis, capital of Lydia, is located in Salihli, Manisa a western city in Turkey and in a village called SART. If you don't have a car, to get to the Sart from Salihli, find the main bus station and just next to the bus station...More

Date of experience: July 2017
5  Thank 449aliv
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Sardis was the capital of the Lydia, one of the great cities of the Persian empire, and later on the seat of a Roman proconsul. The city that was famously conquered by the Persians is on an acropolis above the later Greco-Roman city. Tickets allow...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Rod F
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

It is impressive , i visited many historical places but Sardis the one of impressive places on my list . It is not so far from Izmir . If you come to izmir you should visit Sardis too. It is the place that the first...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

We came here on the Biblical 7 churches of Revelation tour, but there is a lot more than just that to see here. The Jewish synagogue was impressive , with its beautiful geometric mosaics- amazing they are so well-preserved after all that time. The gym...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank ken j
Reviewed 2 June 2016

While taking bus trip to the east of izmir you pass through this ancient city,Just a few kms to the İzmir-Ankara highway,you see 1000+ years of history, the gymnasıum + artemis temple + synogogue in a flat setting,easy wandering even for wheel chairs...

Date of experience: April 2016
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Response from Debbie Ö | Reviewed this property |
We were on a guided tour but managed to see everything (without rushing) in half a day. The sites are not large or spread out, so there isn't a lot of walking to do to reach everywhere.