Temple of Apollo
Temple of Apollo
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Chris C
Manchester, UK27 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Set in the grounds on the outskirts of Didim. Cost 25 tl to go into the grounds. You can see just as much from the outside, However, if you want to get up close then you pay the entrance fee. There is a very small museum on site. If you have mobility issues the only access is down some quite steep steps. I would allow about 60 - 90 minutes to see absolutely everything, not a particularly big site, but for the history buffs, probably a worthwhile visit. It is an open site. Therefore, there is very little cover from the sun except for some trees. In the summer the heat here regularly hits the high 30s.
Written September 23, 2020
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world1explorer
Nashville, TN354 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Amazing temple especially when seen in conjunction with the Temple of Artemis near Ephesus.

These ruins are sufficiently well preserved to understand the size and scale of the structure, but the most unique thing is that because this Temple was never quite finished it still has the original blueprints etched into the stones. That and the huge reliefs of the Medusa and the ability to see the spring of the Oracle was amazing.

Some will say this is too far from Ephesus, and because of this we hesitated to come but decided to when it was raining in Ephesus and are so glad we did. We saw the Temple of Apollo, Ephesus and the Temple of Artemis all on one day and had a fantastic time and recommend that order.

Just beware the overpriced tea sellers at the cafe's across the street.
Written January 8, 2022
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Daniel
London, UK1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Family
You can enter free of charge with the museum card you purchased before. Since it is a very old historical structure, you get that ambiance inside. When you look carefully, there are shapes and writings on the stones from the period they were made. Since the temple is very old, its stones were broken and some parts of it were strengthened in order to keep it standing and not cause danger.
Written September 12, 2022
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Ruhel
London, UK149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
Good trip out. 28tl entry fee. Will take around 5 minutes to walk around if you just look at it. Hour if you take pictures and read the signs. You can pretty much see everything from outside but for experience up and close it’s worth the money. Can see inside the grounds as well.
Markets and shops outside it. With WiFi and can get a little drink and shop!
Written October 27, 2020
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KarenM1_10
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan1,044 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We toured the Temple of Apollo with a tour from our cruise ship. Our guide was Joseph, and he was very informative. The site is very impressive, and excavations were going on when we were there. The site was bigger than I thought it would be and I was surprised to see so many of the larger columns still standing and intact. Make sure you get close to the columns and other stone structures to view the carvings, since they contain much intricate detail. Wear good shoes since some areas were a little slippery.
Written November 24, 2022
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Theo
London, UK1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Family
Nice temple but if you’re mot close by and you don’t have a car and you’ve visited other Greek temples before; don’t stress yourself to jam it into your plan and drive over an hour to get there. Although it’s a mice place with historical columns. Amazing artistic details and textures on the constructions. Not many descriptions but good to visit anyways and nice cafés are around.
Written September 12, 2022
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Steve_Bpool
Harrogate, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Great Experience - a welcome bit of culture.
Altinkum is a bit of a disappointment if you are expecting to see Turkey. It’s more like Blackpool!!
However, The temple is well worth a visit. We enjoyed it immensely, even in the searing heat. We wish there were more signs and information on site.
Lovely place to be in the evening too.
Written July 24, 2022
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Filey, UK74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Solo
This place is famous for the Temple of Apollo - never completed - else a good contender for the seven wonders of the ancient world. From the pillars still standing you can gauge some of the former mystique of the place. Also famous for being the base of an Oracle. Some interesting Medusa heads and gladiator friezes make this a worth while visit. At an easy climb of a few steps, its quite accessible too.
Written July 5, 2013
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Brian S
Melbourne, Australia237 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Couples
Whilst the statues lining the road from the Temple of Apollo to the harbour were taken to the British Museum 150 years ago, there is much to see and marvel at when visiting Didyma.

Having seen the disappointing Temple of Artemis with only one of its original 127 columns standing, this second largest temple in the ancient world is very impressive. It is the size of the columns and huge bases which first surprise and remind one more of the Egyptian monuments rather than 2700 year old Greek structures. The temple has been destroyed twice in its long history; in 350BC by Persians and rebuilt by Alexander the Great two hundred years later and,
in 1493, by an earthquake. Following this the site of Didyma was abandoned.

The high walls of the inner rooms are largely intact and allow some perspective to be obtained of the former size of the collapsed remains. We travelled with another couple and private driver/ guide from Selcuk and visited Priene, Miletus and Didyma in one long day. Although on a compact site, an hour and a half would be sufficient time to appreciate the remains.
Written November 2, 2012
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Purpleflo55
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Chartered Taffy's boat with a group of friends to say goodbye to a dear friend who passed away last year.
We sailed out to Paradise Island & watched the sun go down.
The boat was so comfortable & Taffy & the crew made the whole experience the perfect way to say goodbye.
The boat itself is very clean & has 6 double bedrooms all ensuite. I will definitely use this boat again & plan in the future to spend a week on the boat & a week on land.
Taffy's boat doesn't have a name on the side but is the only one with a Welsh flag!!!
Written May 31, 2011
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