I think the road through the temple area does need to closed [ you can have gates which fire brigade/ambulance whatever emergency services need toget there can have keys as in UK] The fabric of the temple is being destroyed & the area needs conservation work/restoration to make it a lovely pedestrianised spot. It's a wonder there haven't been any really bad accidents there, it's far too narrow for big vehicles & many cars travel through the village at speed. There is an alternative road & thats the one that forks left just past Engils shop, this takes traffic down to the roundabout by the Akbuk turn off & council offices. Coaches from the otogar usually take this route.
As for the Marina Road not being finished, I don't know the exact reason but apart from any "finds" there have been most of it is unfinished, more a lack of money I would say.
I think they must be turning round just before the roads blocked [right up the top] & then doing detour round the back to get back onto Mavisehir Road, thats what was said last year but the Marina Road was supposed to be finished before it was all blocked off !! usual thing, 11 years after original decision.
One of our offices is directly overlooking the Temple so I can tell you that the road is only closed for the part that immediately is next to the ruins. It is a tiny part of the road but will ensure that you have to go the long way round, avoiding the Temple.
There is a car park that should be used for visitors to the temple and that is just past the restaurants on the left.
The so called "Marina Road" needs finishing and quick.
Hi,this might sound a siily question,will you still beable to walk to the temple,shops,resturants etc by foot or will you still have to go all the way around the houses,as my apartment is just down the road from the temple and often walked up that road.
It has been closed to traffic only. it is now pedestrianised which in the long term is good news all round for the Apollon Temple & visitors. Once the roads surronding it are done properly it will be less of an inconvenience for drivers.