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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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  • 2700-year-old temple of Apollo a magnificent greets its visitors in the middle of the city in the past. You can come in the form of open air museum Museum card that you will be amazed by the history-filled Temple, especially do not go without looking into the eyes of Medusa
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  • Great site to visit on the way to Bodrum or as a day trip from Selcuk. There is parking at the entrance of town, a short walk takes you to jthe site and offers a view of the ancient road used by the p...  more »
  • The ancient temple of Apollo in Didim, one of the most outstanding monuments of antiquity, grandiosity can be compared only with the Temple in Baalbeke! Highly recommend to lovers of history and architecture. The temple is beautiful and monumental. Most likely it was not completed, what you can see is not complete columns and bases. Another temple is interesting in that he had not planned an overall roof and courtyard remained always open.
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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