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Temple of Apollo, Didim

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Walk in the shadow of imposing columns at Temple of Apollo, one of the most important sanctuaries of the ancient world. The temple sits at the site of ancient Didyma, which was, next to Delphi, the largest center of the cult of Apollo. After the destruction of the original temple in the 5th century BCE, a grand project of reconstruction was started, but never finished. Giant columns and elaborate stone reliefs allow you to imagine the magnitude of the envisioned temple. The ruins lie in the town center surrounded by a good selection of cafes and restaurants. If you're visiting on a hot day make sure to bring adequate sun protection. Arrange to visit Temple of Apollo and other attractions in Didim using our Didim travel itinerary planner.
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  • We toured the Temple of Apollo with a tour from our cruise ship. Our guide was Joseph, and he was very informative. The site is very impressive, and excavations were going on when we were there. The.....  more
    We toured the Temple of Apollo with a tour from our cruise ship. Our guide was Joseph, and he was very informative. The site is very impressive, and excavations were going on when we were there. The.....  more »
  • An amazing structure! Although a lot of the large pillars have fallen due to earthquake damage a vast majority of it is well preserved and looked after. Entry fee was next to nothing with as much... 
    An amazing structure! Although a lot of the large pillars have fallen due to earthquake damage a vast majority of it is well preserved and looked after. Entry fee was next to nothing with as much...  more »
  • You can enter free of charge with the museum card you purchased before. Since it is a very old historical structure, you get that ambiance inside. When you look carefully, there are shapes and... 
    You can enter free of charge with the museum card you purchased before. Since it is a very old historical structure, you get that ambiance inside. When you look carefully, there are shapes and...  more »
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  • This place is so amazing. Looks so beautiful in the night. Lovely places to eat and drink. Best place for a salted caramel coffee. Great little shops for buying temple souvenirs. It was so educational to read about the ruins and walk around and just picture mentally what it was really like all those years ago. Every time I go to didim I always go here. So peaceful and tranquil.
  • Nice temple but if you’re mot close by and you don’t have a car and you’ve visited other Greek temples before; don’t stress yourself to jam it into your plan and drive over an hour to get there. Although it’s a mice place with historical columns. Amazing artistic details and textures on the constructions. Not many descriptions but good to visit anyways and nice cafés are around.
  • Amazing Roman history within walking distance of central Didim. It's very near to Ataturk Boulevard. Ticket price 30 lira for entry, about 2 dollars. Surrounded by pretty cafes and historic houses. Fantastic to see a historical wonder at close range, some parts much more well preserved than I had expected. You can take some amazing photos here too. And there's a small gift shop inside the site which has some pretty and inexpensive gifts. Definitely worth seeing
  • Beautiful ruins of Ancient Greek history. Only 50TL entrance fee for self guided tour. Approximately 20 to 25 minutes walk from the centre of Didim. Bring water as there is very little shade. No disabled access and no toilet facilities. Would recommend visiting in the morning or afternoon during the summer months. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants nearby for refreshments.
  • HUGE! I can't describe how little I felt being among these walls. I loved everything about it: the structure itself, the colors, the position of the columns...EVERYTHING! Didim was just magical! I loved it !! You can't go to the Greek area of Turkey and not visit the Temple of Apollo

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