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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. For Temple of Apollo and beyond, use our Didim vacation route planner to get the most from your Didim vacation.
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  • As a historian, I did go to the review. Especially in the field of art history became my work and I was close to my location due to the contribution of the often has to visit. But entry fees for some reason too expensive. That's what we're going to get more than three cents of its historic and cultural heritage travelers say it's ridiculous to deprive..
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  • One of the most important places in the history of Didim ... However many years eye Ahmed edllen. the introduction of the famous walking path back to new tamamllandı. It's very important for this region.
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  • if like me you like the historical aspect of Turkey, then this is well worth a visit, doubt that it's worth the 50 lira entrance fee, but you can view from outside and if you walk round you can get ve...  more »
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  • Nice place to visit, pretty cheap entry. Going through the temple is pretty short and there isn't that much to do. Food places and tourists shops are plentiful and desperate for business. Wouldn't spend too long here.
  • 10 lira (£2.5) entry price is well worth it. Photos won't do it justice: this place is big and very impressive.
  • Litterally massive in person.
  • Astonishing remains of the temple... Very impressive...
  • I have to say,I thought the pictures on the internet were good but it's not until you get here,that you get the full effect. The beauty,the splendour,just takes your breath away. The site is quiet large and just walking amongst the pillars, is jaw dropping. Marvel at the size of the columns and then wonder at how they erected such things that have stood the test of time for so long, The stillness that it instills is a wonder as the sight is surrounded by houses in close proximity but it's like time has been captured and stood still when you enter the inner chamber. The carving are ornate and the whole experience is marvellous