Temple of Apollo, Side

Feel the enormous weight of history at the ancient ruins of Temple of Apollo on the Side peninsula. Dedicated the Greek god of light and sun, the temple has a counterpart dedicated to Athena, and both were constructed around the 2nd century CE. Take in a view of the harbor from here and appreciate the intricate detailing of the marble. While most of the temple lies in ruins, the remaining columns and foundation make it easy to imagine how this impressive temple would have once appeared. Put Temple of Apollo into our Manavgat online itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Manavgat.
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  • very nice situated at the Harbour, this temple is an absolute attraction, one can only recommend.
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  • Super great and impressive monument of antiquity. Very easy and relaxed through the local mini-buses. (1.50 euro per person)
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  • One of the most remarkable places. Read that this part was restored. Very good location. Get yourself on a minibus. With the exception of paid amphitheater and the Museum, the rest of the old city in a free visit.
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  • A surprisingly large ancient citadel. Apollo's Temple is a small part, but has a great view of the bay. It would be nice to see it restored some time in the future.
  • If asked, most of the tourists that visit Side would point out to the temple of Apollo as the best-recognized symbol of the city. Splendidly situated, on the tip of the peninsula where the ancient settlement had developed, this temple attracts crowds, especially at the sunset when it looks its best. However, this is not the only temple that existed in Side, and, as the matter of fact you can still see the remains of not one, but five temples here, not to mention the ruined early Christian basilica. Three of these temples, dedicated to Apollo, Athena and Men, as well as the Byzantine basilica, are situated close to each other, on the coast and very close to the Side harbor. The scant remains of the temple of Dionysus can be seen on the north-western side of the Roman theater. Finally, the latest addition to Side's collection of ancient temples is the recently reconstructed temple of Tyche, now standing proudly in the center of the city's agora.
  • The highlight of the ancient city of Side. Located at an impressive spot looking out to the sea. Go after you've explored the rest of the city further inland though!
  • Nice atmospheric place by the sea. Especially good-looking just before and during the sunset time. You can easily rich the place by foot from the nearby bus station (Otogar). There are a lot of nice cafes and restaurants close by.
  • A nice place that is well kept, even tho time has taken its toll on the stones and structures
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