It is claimed by some to be the finest single ancient monument in this part of Turkey and this is a part of Turkey which has an awful lot of ancient monuments.
I can confirm that it is very impressive indeed although little of the original structure remains standing; it was destroyed by the Persians in 494 BC, ravaged by time, rearranged by earthquakes and plundered over the centuries for convenient building material, but regardless of the damage I found this to be a stimulating place with history literally oozing out of the cracks and fissures in the columns and the stones.
I was reading of this temple in Herodotus’ History. Fascinating to learn of the temple’s present day status (Turkish Travel Marking Focus).
It is a good site and even better because it seems not to be on a major tourist trail!
Glad I found your blog. Travel safe. Cheers following
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