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Temple of Apollo

Side, Manavgat, Turkey
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Side
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

It was a good photo opportunity and well worth a visit! You have to walk though the touristy bit to get there!

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The Temple of Apollo is situated on the shoreline, accessed via the Old Town. No cars are allowed Into the narrow alleys so be prepared for the walk. Take plenty of water and a hat as there is not much cover from the sun. Free to walk around and nearby excavations are on-going. Best to visit in late afternoon when... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The only reason I disliked it was because I was on a separate boat trip, so its not that I even disliked it it was just a separate trip. It looked wonderful from the outside

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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I have visited Side a number of times and I always feel at peace at this fabulous Temple. You can just imagine Anthony and Cleopatra meeting at this spot as lovers. It's position on the headland by the harbour is the perfect spot, especially as the Sun goes down. They have now introduced a very small entrance fee to help... More

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Downham Market, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Definitely overrated. If you like history then it is very interesting, but if not then it is just a pile of rock...Also the restaurants and sales men ruin it a bit. Does look amazing at sunset though.

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Pett Bottom, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

As we were staying in Side the temple was worth seeing - the small remains are in a lovely location right by the sea - great to be able to walk up and touch it (sometimes things like this are fenced off). We visited just as the sun was going down - got some lovely pictures.

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Wrotham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

right by the sea well signposted with relevant information free entry not commercialised no shop but near to cafes at the harbour where boat trips available

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

As with so many places in Side the Apollo Temple is an opportunity to get close up and personal with ancient history. They have however fenced off, understandably, the remains of the 'bits and pieces' associated with the site. Quite amazing how much there is that has not been doctored, reassembled as it would probably have been in western European... More

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Manchester
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Amazing in its history as long as you can run the gauntlet of the locals on your way to it.little restaurants all the way down to it, and they're quite annoying with their hard sell.

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The setting is wonderful by the sea and adjacent harbour, this fantastic structure stretching into the sky that looks like it was the inspiration for a more then a few Hollywood films. Try to see it at sunset and as the glow of the setting sun hits the temple the photos that you take will be amazing.

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