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.
Didim Guided Tours to the Gateway of the Land of Oracles
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
Travel Tips for Didim
Private Didim sightseeing tours are available all year round with the main attraction being The Temple of Apollo. The best times to visit for touring alone anytime between March and November will be perfect as the weather is tolerable. If it is more of a beach holiday you want, then high season between June and September is your time to book your sun holiday in that region.
Didim is more reasonable than other sightseeing destinations in the region. 3 and 4-star restaurants with an average cost of about $50.00 for two people are limited. Local alcohol is a lot cheaper than imported spirits and beers, and they taste just as good. Hotels vary depending on what you want from cheap and cheerful $20.00 per night to 4 and 5 stars $40.00 per night.
When booking The Temple of Apollo private guided tour make sure to do so with a reputable tour operator. Always bring plenty of water with you or be sure to buy some, when you are there, this is of vital importance during the hot months as dehydration and sunstroke is a possibility if you are not careful and do not look after yourself. Wear a sunhat at all times and be sure to have applied plenty of suncream before travelling.
The high season in Didim is the summer months from June through to September when temperatures are averaging around 35 - 40 degrees Celsius. The rainy periods of the year are January, February, November and December with the coldest month of the year is January with temperatures averaging only 8 degrees Celsius.