Temple of Apollo, Didim

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#1 of 14 in Historic Sites in Aydin Province
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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  • A great story structure made of BC. Didim, only point to the sea. Clean preserved. Introduction to the current Museum card, $10. Kids are already free.
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  • It is a must see historic area in the Aegean part of Turkey. However, as usual there is no guiding service or an audio tour supplied by the museum management. They say "it is what it is" Thank you guy...  more »
  • the effort to visit not too big. One of the most impressive shrines of Turkey the large pillars are reminiscent of the Egyptian monuments. The expressive face of Medusa in the garden is very special
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