LOCATION & NEARBY
Nestled on Turkey's glittering Aegean coast, Didim takes its name Didyma from the nearby ruins of the 6th Century BC Temple of Apollo.
You can easily reach Didim from the major cities of Turkey & Europe via Bodrum-Milas and Izmir Adnan Menderes International Airports. D-Marin Didim is an easy and convenient place to start exploring Turkey's outstanding destinations in lively Aegean coast. Alternatively, dive into the majestic Greek islands of the Eastern Aegean: at less than 30 nautical miles to Kos and Kalymnos, there is such a diversity of beauty and culture to discover.
The 10-minute nearby ruin of the Temple of Appollo is a must-see. Similarly, the ruined ancient Greek cities of Miletus and Priene are an easy outing. Miletus, with its impressively intact amphitheater, was the birthplace of the architect of Istanbul's Hagia Sophia and was once an important city in the area.
Apart from that, Lake Bafa National Park is also well worth a visit, with 224 species of bird inhabiting the lake area and 20 different orchids on the slopes of Latmos Mountain. Enjoy the nature, hire a boat or explore the recently discovered pre-historic cave paintings.