Didyma (nearby Didim, in the Aegean region of Turkey) was a cult center for the city of Miletus. It is located in the present day village of Yeniköy, about 15 kilometers (10 miles) from the site of Miletus. In ancient times, these two cities were connected to each other by a sacred road that had statues located on either side of it. The Didymaion, the temple of Apollo and its oracle at Didyma, had a considerable reputation in the ancient times. German archaeologists excavating at the site have shown that the earliest sanctuary here was built in the 8th century BC and that it was enlarged into an enormous temple around 560 BC.
Today, the towns of Didim, Altinkum and Akbük are popular holiday resorts with their sandy beaches. Lately, many foreigners have bought (and continue to buy) property in and around Didim for their holidays or for the retirement. It became a popular area especially for the British nationals.