Take a Private Sightseeing Tour of Milet the Ancient and Modern City
Take a Private Sightseeing Tour of Milet the Ancient and Modern City. One of the most important cities in the ancient Greek world it eventually declined due to the splitting of its harbours. There are so many well-preserved ruins to be seen at this site, including a Byzantine church, and The Temple of Apollo ruins.
Your private tour Milet guide will talk to you about the Third Missionary Journey of St. Paul and how he stopped at Milet on his way back to the holy city. It is said that he requested the elders of Ephesus to meet him in Milet and what is know to be the only recorded sermon he every made and it records show it was awe-inspiring.
In St. Paul's times, Milet had two main harbours, the Theater Harbor was where the original Cretan inhabitants settled. The Lion Harbor with its two marble lions, one of which can still be seen on the site today was no double intimidating to any potentially dangerous travellers.
Milet Private Tours to the Temple of Apollo
It 's hard to imagine that Milet was once on a peninsula, with three working harbors. On your guided private tour of Milet you will see the original port is now situated 5 miles inland due to the continent shift.
A good place to start your sightseeing private Miletus tour is from the ruined Byzantine castle on a hill behind the theater; it provides an excellent view of the scattered ruins, The Temple of Apollo and the original coastline around Miletus. The city walls were massive and more than 30 feet thick in some places.
The surprisingly well-preserved Baths of Faustina lie to the south, past a Seljuk Caravanserai and more ancient Greco-Roman city ruins. There Museum of History specifically for both Miletus and Priene.
Top Sights and Attractions in Milet
Travel Tips for Milet
Ideally anytime from October to April is the best time to visit Didim. The cooler the weather, the more you can enjoy your private tour around the historic ruins and archaeological sites. There are fewer crowds too, and you feel you get more out of the guided tours. If you do visit during May to September, be sure to have lots of water with you and more importantly a sunhat and suncream
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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 extremely 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.
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