TEMPLE OF APOLLO
The Temple of Apollo is located on the southern end of the Side county, east of the port. The Temple of Apollo is 75 km away from Antalya and 7 km away from Manavgat. Let’s start with explaining who Apollo is. Apollo, a mythological God, is also known to have prophetic ability. Apollo (Apollon) is the Son of Zeus and the twin brother of Artemis. In Roman mythology, it is the only God whose name never changed. It is believed that he played a golden lyre, had a silver bow, was a good Archer, and taught medicine to people. It is claimed that the arrows that are emitted like sun rays have both sick and healing effects. Temple of Apollo, located in Side district of Antalya, was built by the people living in the region to commemorate Apollo.
The history of Apollo Temple, which is considered as a historical heritage, dates back to the 2nd century AC. On top of the temple has its sophisticated heading columns. Some parts of the Temple of Apollo, in the middle of the Byzantine Basilica, was dismantled for use in the construction of basilica. Some large columns of this temple, which was constructed in accordance with the plan of peripteros and Roman order, were restored and put into place. The temple of Apollo is the most important historical remnant of the ancient city of side. When you enter the walls of the ancient city of Side; the ancient harbour, Temple of Apollo, Temple of Athena, Temple of Dionysus, baths, Theatre, monuments, monumental fountains and tombstones takes you to another world. After seeing the Temple of Apollo and the ancient city of side, you can relax and have a drink at a café. There are so many shops, restaurants, cafés and bars around it that they cater to all your needs. My wife and I sat down on one of the famous bar and we drank 2 pints of beer and also had a snack pack cost us total 50 TL.
Entrance fee to the temple of Apollo and the ancient Side is 20 TL. The entrance to the temple of Apollo and Antik Side city starts at 8 in the morning and ends at 7in the evening. In addition, if you go by car, parking fee is also very expensive. I think the best way is to park your car in a place that is 3 to 4 kilometres away and then go to the ancient city on foot. If prices or entry fees changes then we will be updating this page as soon as possible. As of the beginning of 2019, we will create separate videos for each destination on our YouTube account. If you subscribe to our channel, you will not miss our videos. In addition, we will soon share photos from our Pinterest and Facebook accounts. If you have any information you would like to add to the contents of this page, please contact us. Thank you in advance.