The ancient city of Side in present-day Turkey was most likely settled in the 7th century B.C. by Greeks. Today it is a popular resort town due to its location on the sea. Aside from the beach activities, visitors can explore ancient history through the many Greek and Roman ruins located in the area. One interesting historical site is the Temple of Apollo. It is located outside of Antalya and not too far from the modern town of Side.
The Temple of Apollo was built near the ancient harbor, which is is about 15 miles from the sea today. The temple has six Corinthian columns on its front and back, and 11 Corinthian columns on each side. Each column is about 29 feet tall. It was built in the 2nd century A.D. in honor of the god Apollo, who was the god of light and truth.
The Temple of Apollo is located 12 miles east of Antalya and 38 miles west of Side.