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Temple of Apollo

Address: Side, Manavgat, Turkey
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Side
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks

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breeze81
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I visited the ruins solo and had to pass the shops, bars and restaurants. I would not recommend any woman who wears western clothing (even in a respectable vest top with plazzo trousers) as the comments and treatment I received as a 33 year old blonde woman was absolutely disgusting. This part of Side has totally ruined my opinion of... More 

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Wingen-sur-Moder, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

There is not that much left but the place is simply magical at sunset. The view is absolutely stunning. The place is next to many restaurants and shops. We loved it. Went there many years ago and I enjoyed it as much as the first time.

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Winterswijk, The Netherlands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

If you arrive by Dolmus in Manavgat, on your walk to the centre, you'll pass the Temple of Apollo, It's oke to visit if you're there anyway, but I wouldn't especially visit Manavgat for it.

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Australia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
70 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Temple of Apollo structure is an attractive feature amongst the dilapidated ruins in Side. However, a closer look shows that it has been fabricated from steel-reinforced concrete. The rusty steel can be seen throughout the structure. Ignore the authenticity of the components and pose for a photos. It is probably the most striking location in the town. We were... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Agora Bath Museum. Byzantine Hospital. City Gate. Colonnaded streets Commercial Agora. East Gate. Episcopal Palace & Basilica. Monumental Fountain.(Nymphaeum) Monument of Vespasianus. State Agora. Temple of Apollon. Temple of Dionysos. Theatre. MONUMENTAL FOUNTAIN ( NYMPHAEUM ) One of the most important monuments of the city is the Nymphaeum built in the 2nd A.D. which lays outside the city walls opposite... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

A stark contrast to the ocean background. Sunset is the best time, as the lighting is good and the atmosphere is a bit more enchanting. Read about the history before visiting to make the experience more memorable.

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Gabicce Mare, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I had checked some pictures before visiting Side and had very high expectations. Maybe that's why i was a bit disappointed.. or maybe because I have seen more impressive Ancient Art before.. I also found Side too touristy, packed with souvenir shops and unauthentic restaurants. I met more tourists than locals during my day here. Pretty little city, nice harbour,... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Been here a few times during various visits to Turkey. I love this area in the early evening as the sun starts to drop. The colours and long shadows make it a great place to take some awesome holiday pics. Its right near the little harbour area in old Side so there is a lot of scope to set up... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Located near Mediterranean, this temple has an amazing view especially for the sunrise/sunset. There is no entrance fee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Beautiful historic Roman ruins reminds you the city Rome :) it's heritage. All the tourist when go to Side, visiting Roman ruins, worth to see if you really haven't seen anything like that

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