Apollo Temple in Side. Attractions Side
Apollo Temple in Side You can safely consider the visiting card of this ancient city located on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. The image of the temple of Apollo is more precisely what it remains from him, bangs on most photos and souvenirs brought from excursions to this city. Despite the fact that only five columns remained from the temple (sixth not in the account – Novodel) and part of the fronton, all excursions pass through this place.
And all because it is a place of shocking the most romantic secret of ancient world. It is concerned that here under the cover of the nights did not meet the Roman commander Mark Anthony and the most beautiful of the queen – the queen of Egypt Cleopatra. The temple of Apollo and in the straight is located to romantic meetings. Mediterranean Sea coast, wave splash, secluded bay. But judging by the history of the temple of Apollo in Side, in the X in N.NS. He was destroyed by the strongest earthquake and has not been restored since.
In 1980. Turkish archaeologists and restorers restored part of the temple and gave it a modern view. Thank you for it! Until recently, the territory of the Apolonna temple was fenced with a fence and the entrance was paid. Now the joy of all fucking to the ancient antiques and romantic stories, like that. that I tell you about Anthony and Cleopatra, can visit the temple for free.