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Sardis (Sardes)

Izmir-Ankara Highway, 72 Km. | Sart, Salihli, Turkey
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“ancient city” (4 reviews)
“turkey” (4 reviews)
“amazing site” (2 reviews)
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Izmir-Ankara Highway, 72 Km. | Sart, Salihli, Turkey
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"gymnasium"
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"artemis"
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"mosaics"
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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

Thank TonyGeorge59
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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

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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

Thank Rod F
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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

Thank Travelbirdstalk
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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

Thank Proclaimer1
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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...

Thank COYDRCOY
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Reviewed 9 May 2016

Truly fascinating. I loved being able to climb around here without too much interference from guards, etc. Only a couple of other tourists were present. Fascinating archeological digs in process nearby, so I felt like I was able to see the "before & after" versions...More

Thank Greg F
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Reviewed 23 April 2016

A city so many thousands of years old! So many kings and rulers. The king Croisos and the gold in neighbouring mountains, the riches of his Kingdom. The synagogue built when the Jews returned from the Babylon. The temples of the Creek and Romans. And...More

Thank HanneleH
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Reviewed 12 April 2016

These sites, separated as they are geographically and historically, should be stand-alone review attractions. The Temple is a wonderfully preserved place best visited at opening time when you have the greatest chance for spiritual solitude. No wonder the Christian basilica co-opted this pagan religious site....More

Thank Connoisseur-of-Life
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Reviewed 31 March 2016

Nicely reconstructed, looked good as new. Roman baths are almost intact with a pool. There was the synagogue ruins where Paul probably preached.

Thank angelnurse52081
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