Didim, also known as Didyma, is a peninsula surrounded
by Mugla and Atbuk in the east, the Bafa Lake and meander
River in the North, and the Aegean Sea to the south.
The name, according to legend, comes from the name
'twin' refering to the God and Godess, Apollo and Artemis
who were reportedly born in this seaside paradise. The
main tourist attraction in Didim (aside from the golden
beaches) is the Temple of Apollo
As well as the usual shops, the Didim markets are open
on Saturdays, selling all kinds of everything, along
with the local fish and vegetables. For eating out,
there is of course the usual selection of all traditional
Didim is also host to the famous Temple of Apollo,
one of the most impressive monuments in Western Turkey.
In ancient times it was a sacred place, revered for
it’s oracle, which was consulted by such famous
people as King Croesus and Alexander the Great. After
it was destroyed by the Persians, the magnificent temple
was rebuilt, but remained unfinished 650 years later
in the 4th. Century AD, when it fell into disuse. As
you wander around the colossal ruins, you’ll come
across huge columns that were never finished and see
some fine carvings, including the massive enigmatic
head of Medussa.
It’s well worth making the trip to Ephesus to
see the vast sprawl of splendid ruins, which include
the imposing Library of Celsus and the remains of the
Temple of Artemis, one of the wonders of the ancient
world. Miles of ruins have already been exposed and
archeologists will be working hard to unearth more for
years to come.
You can also get to know other famous names from the
past, including Priene and Miletos, cities that were
flourishing over 2000 years ago. A visit to Pamukkale,
with it’s hot springs, Cleopatra Pool and limestone
cliffs is another popular place to visit.
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