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Didim Apollon Temple Travel Guide

-Turkey Attractions February 20, 2017
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There is no one who does not know Greek mythology. With its incredible mythological stories and portraits that ancient Greece has, it has become an inspiration to many branches of art today such as cinema, literature, poetry, theater. Do you think that the myths of people who lived in antiquity are out of geography? The territory of these mysterious legends, which are in our lives in many areas of our lives, are all within the borders of Turkey, from the whipping philosophy to the philosophy. In this episode we have prepared a tour guide to the Temple of Apollo, one of the most important masters of antiquity. Let’s briefly introduce this mythological place that must be seen for mutual interest.

The Temple of Apollo is one of the most important touristic areas of Turkey and the starting point of many of the kites that are located in Greek Mythology. Many prophecies in Greek mythology have been made within the borders of the Temple of Apollo. In ancient Greece, people consulted the hermits before important events. It would not be insistent if the messenger reported that the result would be a disaster. During your visit to the temple you will begin to feel the mystic atmosphere of the period immediately. It is from a legend in Greek mythology, which is famous in the temple. According to the legend, God Apollo meets a shepherd named Brankos, one of the day, in the Didim region of Turkey. After a real connection between them, God teaches Apollo Brankos how he can see the future, the deepest secrets of the priesthood. For this reason, the name of the temple which was built in this region is the Temple of Apollo. In addition, there is another name which means “Didyma” or “twin brothers”. The reason for this is that Apollon is the twin brother of Artemis, one of the most interesting gods of mythology.

Scourged Medusa Statue at Apollon Temple

One of the most important divisions of the Temple of Apollo, dealing with the depiction of the curious Medusa's curse

One of the most important divisions of the Temple of Apollo, dealing with the depiction of the curious Medusa’s curse

Undoubtedly one of the most interesting points of Apollo temple is the cursed Medusa statue. Medusa is known for its beauty and unfair curse on languages in Greek mythology. It is also famous for its beauty and heresy, cursed by the gods. It is possible to see this medusa sculpture, which has been preserved very carefully and day by day, when you come to the Temple of Apollo. Do you know the beautiful Medusa story? According to heresy, Medusa lives with Artemis’ temple at least with her beautiful sister. Medusa is so beautiful that sometimes gods are jealous of him. For this reason, Medusa worries about his safety and confines himself to the temple of the goddess Artemis, where he becomes a servant of the goddess. Unfortunately, he will not escape his sad fate. The love of Goddess Artemis is Poseidon, the brother of Zeus, the god of gods. Poseidon sees Medusa in the temple one day, and from that moment on, she can not remove the virgin body from her mind. Medusa, Poseidon is actually becoming an obsession. Poseidon can not take it any longer and will have him forced by catching Medusa one day in the temple alone. Artemis, who thinks that it’s only Medusa’s guilt, curses the poor girl forever by converting an ifrite. After this curse, every man who looks after Medusa’s eyes will turn into a stone. It was Perseus who separated Medusa’s head from his body and put an end to his work.

Apollon Temple

The temple consists of 3 main parts. At the entrance of the temple, it is possible to see the columns of 22 meters each.The temple consists of 3 main parts. At the entrance of the temple, it is possible to see the columns of 22 meters each. You may also have an idea about the architectural understanding of these columns. After you have passed the colonnade, you will have to get a little tired and pass the stairs. Later, we come to the inner part of the temple, which is the main part. Here we see an open area with no sides closed. To go to the third part of the temple you need to progress by choosing 2 tunnels with 2 different doors. After passing through this tunnel, you can see the third part of the soil is very large. The most common meeting point for the prophecies of the people of Miletos, which is famous for their secularism in the social life of the period, is also known as the third division of Apollo temple. The period has chosen this area to publicize their wish to have political authorities. Miletos, who is famous for his coolness, has put forward that the political authority that collects the people here wants to implement it on the society as a godsend. So we wandered the Apollo mountain which has a mystical beauty. If you are interested in past cultures for a while, this temple should definitely be on your travel route.

Where can you stay in Didim?

During your visit to the Didyma region, you can stay at different accommodation points for different economic budgets. You can also use boutique hotels that offer cheap service as well as friendly staff and natural beauty, as well as a 5-star all-inclusive hotel in this area. Among the hotels that we would recommend to you is the “Three Seasons Hotel, Palm Wings Beach Resort, Orion Beach Hotel, Royal Marina Apertments, Villa Beatrice”.

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