The influence of ancient Greeks can still be seen through the ruins of temples all over the world. Apollo is one of the most revered deities so it is not surprising that multiple sites were dedicated to him. The Temple of Apollo in the city of Side, near Manavgat in Turkey, is worth a visit if you find yourself along the southern Mediterranean coast.
The earliest settlers in Side were from Anatolia. By 333 BC, Alexander the Great was able to conquer it with ease. This introduced Hellenistic culture and led to the building of an amphitheater, a hospital, city walls, a colonnaded road, an agora, public baths, and temples to the gods.Places nearby:
Castle Bodrum, Turkey: The historic castle turned into Underwater Archaeology Museum 41 km / 25 mi
Bodrum Castle: Medieval and Ottoman Might 42 km / 26 mi
Ephesus: Well-Preserved Ancient City in Selcuk, Turkey 62 km / 38 mi
The Ruins of Ephesus: Ancient City Near Selcuk, Turkey 62 km / 38 mi
Ephesus Museum: A Glimpse of an Ancient City 63 km / 39 mi