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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  • I wasn't expecting to be left awestruck at this site, but the size of it, and the height that most of the pillars would have been when it was originally built astounded me. The design is quite... 
    I wasn't expecting to be left awestruck at this site, but the size of it, and the height that most of the pillars would have been when it was originally built astounded me. The design is quite...  more »
  • Must see when in the area, fantastic part of history, amazing to see, there are restaurants outside too so can get refreshed and shade from the scorching sun. 
    Must see when in the area, fantastic part of history, amazing to see, there are restaurants outside too so can get refreshed and shade from the scorching sun.  more »
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  • Unexpectedly impressive ruins of the temple. Very impressive scale and size. The temple is preserved in good condition compared to others. It was worth deviating from the main route of the trip.
  • 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.

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