The Temple of Apollo

The Temple of Apollo

The Temple of Apollo, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List, is one of the most important structures that have survived from the ancient period. This important building, which has a very old history, also stands out with its legends and stories. This temple, which contains many important artifacts, has an important place not only for visitors but also for many experts. The Temple of Apollo, which is estimated to date back to the 6th century BC, dates back to Alexander the Great under a Hellenistic structure. It is estimated that it was built especially for the war against Persians. The Temple of Apollo, which dates back to the ancient Greek and Roman period, stands out as a center that was completed in many years after its construction. As the center of the period, many soldiers and bureaucrats, commanders and many jobs for health were coming to the region. In particular, rituals were held and temple officials were paid for this. Many famous names come to this temple in time for prophecies, especially since it is a big temple. In this regard, the temple officials were making predictions about the future. However, when the monotheistic era began, what the oracles said was seen devilishly and began to be prohibited. It is possible to say that there are many important works, especially because it is a war zone and has a religious feature. This enormous temple, which consists of 124 columns in two rows, is still located today, a significant part of which is still standing. The temple of Apollo has a special story. According to rumors, one day Apollo meets a shepherd. According to the legend, Apollo tells all his secrets and prophecies to the shepherd. After learning these, the Shepherd builds the Temple of Apollo. Thus, the shepherd’s family protects the Temple for years, and many important bureaucrats or soldiers and commanders come to the area to find healing in countless wealthy people. At the same time, it is known that important prophets who provided a lot of information about the future and whose truth was revealed, lived in the temple of Apollo. For this reason, the Temple of Apollo has been used as one of the most important centers in the world for many years.


Temple of Apollo is located in Didim district of Aydın. The Temple of Apollo, which is generally located in Didim Yenihisar district, provides easy access to the region by private vehicles or public transportation vehicles. Transportation is provided by minibuses both from the center of Yenihisar and from the terminal.

Enes Sahin

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