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Didyma (Didim)

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Address: 20 km (12 mi) S of Miletus on Rte. 09-55 | 75 km south of Kusadasi, Didim, Turkey

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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Small city

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.

Reviewed 18 March 2017
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 18 March 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.

Thank AlQatabi
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Reviewed 6 March 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 2 November 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.

Thank kandcbuxton
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 October 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.

Thank HeidiElizabeth7
Bitola, Republic of Macedonia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 28 October 2016

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

Thank AKaraicovska
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Reviewed 10 October 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 30 September 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.

Thank dinhin
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Reviewed 21 September 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

Thank Alistair R
Ruthin, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

The temple of Apollo is, obviously, partially collapsed. Also, it was not completed. This is what makers it interesting as you can see the construction techniques used by the Greeks and accuracy of their work. There are also mistakes to be found in the carved decorations - well, no-one is perfect. The temple was huge and I spent several hours... More 

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

The temple of Apollo is well-preserved and certainly worth visiting. It is one of the biggest remaining temples of antiquity, amazing in its detail and size. Walk down the long hall where the priest and people walked, you feel like you have gone back in time.

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