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“Under the shadow of other impressive sites in the region”
Review of Temple of Apollo

Temple of Apollo
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“Under the shadow of other impressive sites in the region”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

Temple of Apollo, oldest oracle center of the known world, has been destroyed back in 5th century BC by Persians, rebuilt over and over again and after thousands of years, still impressive remnants are here. Of course, when compared with Ionia's other marvels such as Pergamon, Aphrodisias, Ephesus etc, this temple is smaller, less attractive. But if you have a guide who knows about the history and who can help you to visualise the past lives by narration, then, it's really impressive. There are few explanatory notes around, so best is to go there with background information. At the entrance, there is a very small museum shop but it has nevertheless good reference books about the site.

Visited April 2013
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“temple visit”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

Only 5lr to enter and the town is very clean and pretty.Only a dolmus ride of 25mins from Venosa beach altinkum

Visited May 2013
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“more impressive than I thought it would be”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

After seeing the Acropolis in Greece and the Forum in Rome, I wondered, 'how impressive can a temple with only a few full size columns remaining be?' I was wrong. It's very impressive. Standing at the base of the columns and looking upward, it's easy to see how this building awed pilgrims from all over Anatolia back in the day.

Visited April 2013
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Llanfairfechan, United Kingdom
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“Apollo temple”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

just love this place its so interesting .in a great location very peacefull and relaxing could spend all day there

Visited September 2012
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Mugla, Turkey
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“The Medusa”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

located just outsıde Altınkum, on the road to Soke the temple ıs famous for the Medusa's head, Although a small sıte ıt ıs a pleasant place to walk around and then relax ın one of the Turkce's cafes wıth a tea

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