Selcuk last part; Temple of Artemis & Train to Pamukkale

4-days Turkey Summer Solo Escapade
June 27 to July 03, 2014

Selcuk 1st part; Strolling the Ancient City of Ephesus

How to go to Temple of Artemis;
Upon exiting the Ephesus Archeological Site, minibus passed the main road regularly on almost every 30min interval. Temple of Artemis passes by on the way going back to Selcuk train station, same fare of 2.5TRY($1.2). Travel time from Ephesus Archeological site to Temple of Artemis is less than 5 minutes only, can be walk but that time there was a scorching heat of the sun. No entrance fee for the Temple of Artemis. Photography and video taking is permitted inside, monopod and tripod also is allowed.

DAILY TRAIN SCHEDULE FROM IZMIR, SELCUK AND DENIZLI 
Izmir Airport to Selcuk (4.75TRY=$2.26) for an 1-hr travel time
08.06  -  09.21  -  11.45  -  13.51  -  16.02  -  16.54  -  18.37  -  19.30

Selcuk to Izmir Airport (4.75TRY=$2.26) for an 1-hr travel time
06.49  -  07.22  -  09.00  -  11.28  -  15.53  -  17.58  -  19.32  -  20.44

Selcuk to Denizli (Pamukkale) (15.75TRY=$7.5) for a 3-hrs travel time
09.01  -  10.18  -  12.39  -  14.43  -  17.05  -  17.57  -  19.33  -  20.43
Denizli (Pamukkale) to Selcuk (15.75TRY=$7.5)
for a 3-hrs travel time
04.20  -  05.45    -   08.20    -  12.50  -  14.50  -   17.15

The ancient Greek city of Ephesus was famous for its Temple of Artemis, which was recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The temple also known less precisely as the Temple of Diana, was a Greek temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis and is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Only foundations and sculptural fragments of the latest of the temples at the site remain.

Turkish train from Izmir to Denizli, passing by Selcuk

Temple of Artemis outside Ephesus Archeological Site

Temple of Artemis outside Ephesus Archeological Site

Temple of Artemis outside Ephesus Archeological Site

Temple of Artemis outside Ephesus Archeological Site

Temple of Artemis outside Ephesus Archeological Site

Temple of Artemis outside Ephesus Archeological Site

I finished roaming Temple of Artemis around 5 minutes only due to dissatisfaction that no restoration has been made until now. The scenery looked like it was not a former wonder of the world. After so much disappointment, I walked back to Selcuk train station with around 1km distance only. I saw there was a minibus terminal bound to Pamukkale but I did not try to book as the passenger seat is not as comfortable as the train. But I think the advantage of this ride is going directly to Pamukkale and the consumed travel time in exchange of much higher fare. I bought some snacks and refreshments first before heading back to train station for Denizli bound.

Turkish train from Izmir to Denizli, passing by Selcuk train station

Turkish train from Izmir to Denizli, passing by Selcuk (daily schedule)

Turkish train from Izmir to Denizli, passing by Selcuk (daily schedule)

inside Turkish train from Izmir to Denizli, passing by Selcuk


Pamukkale 1st part; Walking to Travertine Terraces
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