Didim is located on the north shore of the gulf of Güllük opposite the Bodrum peninsula on the Aegean coast of western Turkey. It is is a small town and popular seaside holiday resort, as well as being home of the ancient city of Didyma with its ruined Temple of Apollo. Didim town has hotels, a weekly market and a waterpark. For many the most dramatic feature is the ruins of the Ionic Temple of Apollo with its columns pointing up into the sky, and its legend of the romance between Apollo and Daphne. The original temple and home of an oracle was destroyed during the Persian Wars and the one we see today was rebuilt following the victory over the Persians of Alexander the Great.
Didim is also close to a number of other ancient towns and natural wonders: Lake Bafa national park is nearby, along with the Büyük Menderes River and historic sites such as Miletus and Priene. At nearby Miletus, the ruins of the ancient city include a well-preserved antique theatre, stadium, baths of Faustina, temple of Serapis and much more.
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