DIDIM & ALTINKUM ROAD TRIP – TURKEY

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We had a 450km round trip to the towns of Didim and Altinkum to see the Apollo Temple.

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Our first ciggie stop was at the bottom of Mugla hill just past the Marmaris turn off on the D400.

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We have had a pleasent and uneventful journey so far, the seat on the Transalp is much more comfortable than previous bikes I have owned, the dreaded ”Numb bum” syndrome, just has not happened to me yet on this bike.

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After going through Milas it’s ony a couple of hours to Didim, the roads have continued to be good.

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Apollo Temple is situated on a hill overlooking the towns of Didim and Altinkum, quite where Didim ended and Altinkum began I could’nt say, it just looked like one very large town.

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Lion statues beside the enterance to the Temple.

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The huge Temple base.

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This Temple must have been quite something in it’s day.

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The detail in the stone carving was very well preserved.

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The inside of the Temple.

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At the far end of the Temple is a fallen columb, toppled by an earthquake, these stone rings are huge when you see them in the flesh, how the ancient Greeks built these structures and moved such heavy wheights is amazing to me.

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The head of Medusa.

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We left the Temple and followed the road downhill to the beach at Altinkum where we had some lunch before returning to Dalaman, apparently 10,000 British ex-pats live here all year round, it did look a nice place to live. We left British occupied ”Tinky town” and started back, stopping only for the odd ciggie becuase nightfall was upon us.

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~ by travelswithmymotorbike on October 22, 2008.

6 Responses to “DIDIM & ALTINKUM ROAD TRIP – TURKEY”

  1. Brillant pictures, I loved looking at them but I can not help wondering if you were hot in your leather jackets!. It is nice to see someone promoting the Temple of Apollo when they come to our town. You would be amazed at how many people have not visited the temple and they live here all year round. Glad you enjoyed our town. Would love to see your pictures of Marmaris if you went there however you do not have a search facility on your blog.

    • Hi Natalie,

      Thanks for the comment, yes enjoyed the Temple very much, and yes it is too hot in a jacket. We have visited most of the sites in turkey now, by motorbike of course, there is just the Eastern part left now.

      I went to Marmaris a few days ago https://travelswithmymotorbike.wordpress.com/2009/06/27/so-wheres-all-the-bikes-then/

      I dont know how to place a search facitity in my blog, the main road trips are in the right hand margin under CATAGORIES but if you just go to Google search and tap in HONDA TRANSALP PATARA for example, or any place in Turkey or Europe that the bike has been (Its all about the bike lol) then up comes my blog, its everywhere lol.

      Cheers

      Dave…

  2. Beautiful photos once again!!

  3. Fantastic photos….

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