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Address: 20 km (12 mi) S of Miletus on Rte. 09-55 | 75 km south of Kusadasi, Didim, Turkey
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This was once an important religious site of ancient Ionia and home to a...

This was once an important religious site of ancient Ionia and home to a large Temple of Apollo.

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The fourth largest sanctuary in the Greek world

Didyma was an ancient Greek sanctuary on the coast of Ionia. It contained a temple and oracle of Apollo, the Didymaion. Visit the site during sunset time 😊🌞

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Ankara, Turkey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Didyma was an ancient Greek sanctuary on the coast of Ionia. It contained a temple and oracle of Apollo, the Didymaion. Visit the site during sunset time 😊🌞

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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the most important temples of the archaic world. The original Didymaion was destroyed by the Persians along with Miletus. Alexander the Great began the rebuilding of the temple, designed by Paionios and Daphnis. It was built over a period of about 500 years from ca 330 bce, but never completed. From building accounts, it would have... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

This is a small city but beautiful near the sea with a side of historical places like Apollo temple. There is a lot of British people leave in this area.

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Thank AlQatabi
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Reviewed March 6, 2017

I really enjoyed vising this amazing, ancient temple. The Oracle Temple of Apollo was one of the most important temples of the ancient Mediterranean. From the three remaining Ionian columns, to the carvings of Medusa and Perseus, to the carved gryphons in the Adytum, to the secret symbols carved into the very steps of the temple, this place is impressive,... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 2, 2016

You could, if you wanted, walk round the outside of this site, and see it all , but it is well worth the TL10 entry fee, the explanatory boards are very informative. We travelled from Soke by dolmus, which stop right outside the temple on their way to Didim town.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 29, 2016

We booked this temple of Apollo tour over Ephesus and very glad that we did! We had the entire complex to ourselves. There is a great history here and it is well worth a visit. The surrounding areas are quite nice too with some shops and places to eat.

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Bitola, Republic of Macedonia
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Reviewed October 28, 2016

If you like ancient theaters and ancient cities, then I would highly recommend you to visit this place. I enjoyed my time there.

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Virginia
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Reviewed October 10, 2016

We went here with a tour off of our cruise ship. The tour included Ephesus and Miletus. Didyma was our least favorite of the three but we still enjoyed coming here and our guide helped us to enjoy and learn from the experience.

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 30, 2016

Been coming here for nine years, what an amazing place full of history with a scattering of very very nice restaurants the local people I have met have been so welcoming will continue to visit . Highly recommend Didim though the paths can be very uneven in places which could make it difficult for someone with a walking disability.

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Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Gem of a place you really get the best of both worlds. Wednesday food market is a must see as is the main mosque Great location for day/overnight trips to Bodrum, Ephesus and Pamukkalea

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