Magnesia Ancient City (Magnesia ad Maeandrum)

According to the legends and the myths, Magnesia which was located in Germencik District was established by Magnetes(Magnets) who came from Thessaly(Thesallia). The first location of Magnesia is unknown, which was established by Magnets who came to Anatolia under Apollo's divination and guidance. Present day Magnesia City was founded by Spartan Commander Thibron in 400 BC. The Temple of Artemis, which is one of the biggest temples in Asia Minor (Anatolia) from Hellenistic Period, is located inside this city. This temple is very similar to the Temple of Artemis located in Ephesus which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Furthermore the most well-preserved stadium in Anatolia is also in this city.