Perge Aspendos Side Ancient City Tour from Antalya is a cultural daily excursion to the beautiful ancient cities. Accompanied by your experienced tour guide you visit the following places during the course of the Perge Aspendos Side Ancient City Tour
Aspendos Ancient City is a world-famous Roman theatre which is located 45 km from Antalya. The design was made in the year 155 A.D. by a Greek architect called Zenon who lived in the city of Aspendos It was built under Marcus Aurelius (161-180) at the 2nd century A.D. It is richly decorated, really worth a visit. It is famous for its fabulous acoustics. Today it is still used for the annual opera and ballet festival, usually taking place in September every year.
Side Ancient City meaning pomegranate in the old local language is located 60 km from Antalya. Side established in the 7th BC. was an important ancient harbor city and the biggest slave trade center in the Mediterranean. Side was home to many civilizations. However, most of the ruins you see today are built by the Romans, except the museum near the theatre. The theatre of Side is unique. Because all the other theatres were built against the natural slope of a hill. But There was no hill in Side. They had to build it with arches. It is also the only theatre with elephant legs in the world.
Perge Ancient City is located 18 km from Antalya. Perge established in 2th BC was the most beautiful and rich city in the ancient world. It was also was the capital of the Pamphylia (old Antalya region). Perge has a large site of ancient ruins 15 kilometers. A theatre, a palaestra, a temple of Artemis, and two churches are the places to see in the ruins of Perge city.
Perge Ancient City, Aspendos Ancient City, Side Ancient City
What you will do
"In the morning, departure from your hotel with the first stop being Perge that is 18 kms East of Antalya. In this area the Hittites settled in 1500 BC and St. Paul reportedly stopped on of his journeys. Here, you will be able to see some fine examples of the old colonnaded streets, agora, bath, stadium and theatre.
Drive to Aspendos Ancient Theatre, which is the site of one of the best-preserved amphitheatres of all times and still used today for many live performances of Ballet, Opera and classical works of art due to its fabulous acoustics and large seating capacity (5.000). Close to the theatre, the remains of the largest aqueduct in ancient Anatolia can also be seen.
Lunch will be taken in a typical Turkish Restaurant.Drive to Side, where you will see the theatre standing proudly at its entrance and next thereto, the remains of an agora and the extensive baths, which now house one of the finest archaeological collections."