Didim is a small and popular touristic district of Aydin. Besides many beautiful beaches, Didim has a wide range of cafes and restaurants as well as historical sightseeing spots. If you’re staying in Izmir and you want to spend one of your days in a different place with various activities and beautiful beaches, a full-day Didim Tour can be an ideal choice.
The full-day Didim Tour package includes the below steps, but you can customise your trip by letting your driver know which places you want to see. Your driver will be knowledgeable about the areas you will be visiting, so you can also ask him for a little info about each of your stops along the way. At the same time, you can enjoy the city from the comfort of your private vehicle, use the complimentary WiFi and enjoy snacks and refreshments during the ride.
Your driver will be waiting for you in the vehicle during each visit to the below steps.
1. The Pick-up
Your designated driver will pick you up from your desired location in Izmir and you will start your journey to Didim. The drive to Didim will take around 2 hours.
2. Miletus Ancient Theatre
According to the excavation findings and archaeological research, it is assumed that Miletus was a place of habitation for people as early as 3500 B.C. and the theatre in Miletus was built in the Hellenistic era. Afterwards, it was renovated by the Roman Empire and the capacity of the theatre was increased from 5.000 people to 20.000 people.
After seeing Miletus Ancient Theatre, you will head to Apollon Temple. The ride to Apollon Temple will take around 25 minutes.
3. Apollon Temple
As the third-largest temple in the world in Ionic fashion, Apollon Temple is considered to be one of the most well-preserved temples from ancient times. The temple was seen as a centre for prophecies and held in a higher place by the common people when compared to regular temples. There’s also a large sculpture of Medusa at the temple’s entrance, which was believed to provide protection against enemies and friends.
After Apollon Temple, you will be taking a lunch break as well as some free time to enjoy Didim.
4. Lunch and free time
Didim has a lot of cafes, restaurants and pubs. You can also head to one of the many beaches to swim and enjoy the sun. Your driver will be waiting for you at an agreed place to pick you up for the rest of your tour and return journey when you are ready.
Once you are ready, your driver will take you to Priene Ancient City. The drive to Priene will take around 40 minutes.
5. Priene Ancient City
One of the 12 Ionic cities, Priene was built in the 4th century B.C. and it is considered to be the pioneer for a planned city structure. It is assumed that Priene was originally located by the sea, but is now inland due to the changes in geology throughout the ages.
After Priene, you will head back to Izmir. Drive to Izmir will take around 2 hours.
Upon arrival at Izmir, your designated driver will drop you at your desired location.
Following your booking, you will receive a confirmation email. You will also receive a second mail 1-2 days prior to your journey, containing your driver’s details and pick-up/drop-off information. You can always reach out to us via email or phone if you have additional questions.
Yes, though there may be additional charges for certain places such as airports. Detailed info will be provided during the booking process.
Of course, the tour is fully customisable during the ride.
We provide a 100% refund on cancellations up to 24 hours before the tour date and time.
While our drivers have local knowledge of the areas of visit, they are not qualified tour guides. The drivers will readily wait for you in the vehicle while you visit attractions.