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Izmir-Ankara Highway, 72 Km. | Sart, Salihli, Turkey
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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
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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

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
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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

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Rod F
Reviewed 28 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
Thank Travelbirdstalk
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
Thank COYDRCOY
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

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank GregF305
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

Date of experience: April 2016
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