Located in Western Anatolia, Sardis was an extremely important ancient city and the capital of the Lydia Kingdom.Our tour begins in the Ephesus region, where we will pick up from hotels and accommodation in Selcuk, Kusadasi and Kusadasi port for cruise customers wanting to do this shore excursion.
Following the 2 hour and 30 minute drive, our first stop is the Temple of Artemis. This temple was built in the 3rd century BC. Our guide will give an overview of the history before we have our lunch.
After lunch we will explore Sardis Ancient City. The most important architectural works that were discovered here were the Synagogue and Gymnasium. From history we have learned that when Babylon Temple was destroyed, 125,000 Jewish people moved to the western part of Turkey. The synagogue was built in honour of the Jews by the Romans in the 2nd Century AD.
On this tour we will also et to see the famous Patroclos River. It is believed King Midas of the Phrygians used to bathe in this river.
Following your visit to the Ancient City we will return to your hotel.
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