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You do not need to be interested in ancient ruins to take a trip to an archaeological site. En route, you will experience the countryside and the journey will take you through small towns and villages that you would otherwise miss. A few kilometers from the holiday resort of Altinkum, in Yenihisar, lies Didyma, a great temple to Apollo. Didyma was a religious site and the oracle there was as famous as the oracle of Delphi. The temple was destroyed by the Persians around 400 BC, and the existing ruins date from Roman times. The remains of 120 columns give an indication of the size of the temple.

Do & See

Bodrum is an intriguing vacation spot, boasting everything from highly interesting historical sights to beachfront relaxation spots for the sun thirsty. The close proximity to the Aegean sea provides ample opportunities to explore the waters, the reefs and caves, whereas the fascinating ruins of the ancient city of Halikarnassus still enchants travelers with its rich history and magical charm.