THE SACRED WAY (Didyma)


The road starting from the Miletus' Holy Gate follows the shore line to the south and reaches to the harbour of Didyma, called Panormos. Then it continues to the south again with statues, recumbent lions, statues of the priests of the temple of Apollon and the sphinxes on both sides of the road for the last 6km. to the temple of Apollon. The distance between Miletus and the temple of Apollon is about 16km.

The entire road is stone paved. Although the sacred road is well preserved generally, there are certain segments which could not be identified fully yet. During the excavations in 1975 Temple of Artemis was revealed.

The other way of reaching to Didyma is over the sea-route via Port Panormas. A 6km. sacred land road was the last part of this journey.




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