Didim Sightseeing Private Tours of the Temple of Apollo

Didim sightseeing private tours of the Temple of Apollo will take you to the beautiful 8th century BC ruins.  Over the past 20 years Didim was just a small village, but in recent times it has become a very popular holiday resort on the Aegean Sea with Turkish and international travelers.  

Situated between Kusadasi and Bodrum, Didim is known as the gateway to the land of Oracles for the amazing cultural ruins in the town itself and the surrounding areas.  Other sites of interest in the region are The House of the Virgin Mary and the amazing Ephesus which you can book on guided private tours.  

Didim is a laid back lovely town with great shopping and lovely beaches and water-sports.  Book your private tours and try sailing, scuba -diving, fishing or a brilliant history and cultural tour.   Read More...

Didim Guided Tours to the Gateway of the Land of Oracles

Didim Sightseeing Private Tours of the Temple of Apollo

The Temple of Apollo Didyma (now Didim) was not a city in ancient times it was a religious center, and its amazing Temple of Apollo was the old world's second largest sacred places of worship.  Boasting 122 original columns, it had only five less than Ephesus' Temple of Artemis which only has only one original column standing today.  

If you book a Didim guided private tour, you will see how massive this Temple was in comparison to the Artemis Temple giving it enormous significance in ancient times. 

Your private tour guide will escort you up the temple's 13  steps to marvel at the massively thick and towering columns.  Behind the temple porch, stood a room with oracular poems inscribed on its doorway. Covered rampways by the porch lead to an interior building called the cella, where the mysterious Oracle prophesied to people after drinking from the sacred spring.

Just east of the temple is the circular water and purification well where followers of the Oracle offered their sacrifices and wishes.  The huge Medusa head nearby which once took pride of place in the frieze is amazing.  This sightseeing guided private tour is a must see on you trip to this region of Turkey

Top Attractions and Things to Do in Didim

Beach Watersports
2 Book a guided scuba diving private tour, your instructor will teach you all the essentials about the equipment, diving language and all the safety information. With your dive buddy, you will head out and swim in the beautiful crystal clear waters and explore.  These tours are usually for a full day and include food, equipment and refreshments.    
Safari Excursions
3 Escorted safari private tours will take you on an adventure to the surrounding areas of Didim. You will see some stunning scenery from the peninsula to the pine forests.  Stops include seeing village life up close; you will have an opportunity to talk to the locals and some swimming to wash the dust off.  These off-road adventures are great fun and worth it.   
Didim Peace Festival
4 For over ten years Didim has hosted an annual Peace Festival, promoting relationships between Greece and Turkey.  Many tourists and scores of Greek people come to Didim to join in and celebrate the festival. Your sightseeing tour guide will give you the itinerary from the boat racing, folk dancing and the great race from The Apollo’s Temple to Altinkum town.   
Didim Open Bazzarr
5 Didim and Altinkum have lovely modern shopping malls, but bargain-hunters head to Didim on guided private tours for the Saturday / bazaar market.  They sell everything in this market from genuine fake designer clothes and bags, jewellery and the most fantastic food stalls and spice markets.  The colourful fruits and aromas from the spices are unique, but the most fun is haggling with the traders.    

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