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Perge Aspendos Side From Antalya

Created with Sketch. Antalya, Türkiye
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1 Days

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Unlimited

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Languages

English

Overview

Perge Aspendos Side From Antalya

Take an excursion to some of the most important archaeological sights of Anatolia on an 8-hour tour from Antalya. You will visit 3 of the 4 great cities of the Hellenistic period, and cool down at the magnificent Kurşunlu Waterfall on one of the tributaries of the lovely Aksu River.

First you will visit Perge, an ancient Greek city founded in the southwest of Anatolia, approximately 9 miles east of modern day Antalya. During the Hellenistic period Perge was the capital of Pamphylia, and one of the 4 great cities that also included Aspendos, Side, and Sillion.

It was one of the richest and most beautiful cities in the ancient world, most famous for its temple dedicated to Artemis, the beautiful goddess of wilderness. Home to the renowned Greek mathematician Apollonius of Perge, according to legend, it was also the birthplace of beer.

For approximately 450 years, Perge was under the control of the Greeks until the Persians conquered it in 546 BC. 200 years later the armies of Alexander the Great entered Perge, ending the Persian reign. From that time, until the fall of the Roman Empire, Perge was under the patronage of the Romans. With its long history and its combination of 3 different cultures, the ruins are a delight to explore.

Continue to Aspendos, approximately 25 miles east of Antalya. Another of the great cities of Pamphylia, Aspendos was located on an important trade route. Alexander the Great’s armies had the city in their sight, finally conquering it in 333 BC. Aspendos then fell under Roman patronage in 930 BC until the end of the Roman Empire.

The theatre, built between 161-180 AD during the reign of Marcus Aurelıus, is considered one of the world’s best-preserved theaters from antiquity, and is an immensely popular tourist attraction.

Continue to Side. The ancient Greek city’s spectacular natural harbor setting made it one of the most important cities in Pamphylia, and one of the most significant centers for trade, especially of olive oil and slaves.

This also made it a target for many invaders and, after the Greeks, the Persians took Side under their wing, eventually giving in to the forces of Alexander the Great’s armies in 333 BC. By the 4th-Century Side had begun to decline. Following non-stop invasions and a succession of natural disasters, the city was completely abandoned in the 10th-Century, leaving behind ruins that are considered among the most notable in Asia Minor.

Departing Side, you will make your way back to Antalya, about 45 miles west of the ruins. Arrive back in the Mediterranean sea resort for a hotel drop-off at the end of the tour.

Know before you go

Pick up Point

Main entrance of the hotels, not from lobby. For Old Town (Kaleiçi) Hotels: McDonalds next to the ancient Hadrian’s gate

Pick Up Place

All the hotels in Antalya city. The pick up location for Old Town (Kaleiçi) Hotels: McDonalds next to the ancient Hadrian’s gate

Important information

In the summer time the water level at Kurşunlu waterfalls is getting too low, actually almost dry. So we may visit Manavgat warterfalls instead.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • See the ruins of Perge, Aspendos and Side on a full-day tour from Antalya
  • Visit Hellenistic Gate
  • Observe one of the best preserved theaters from antiquity at Aspendos
  • Enjoy the stunning harbor setting of Side
  • Go to the magnificent Kurşunlu Waterfall

Itinerary

Perge Aspendos Side From Antalya

Pick up from Hotels in Antalya 08:00
Transfer to Perge ancient City
Transfer Aspendos ancient theater
Lunch in Aspendos
Ancient Side town and Apollon temple
Free time in Side
Drive to Kursunlu Waterfalls or to Manavgat waterfalls
Return to the hotels in Antalya

Included/Exclude

  • Pick up from hotels - drop off at hotels
  • Tour Guiding
  • Entrance fee to ancient Perge city
  • Entrance fee to Aspendos ancient theatre
  • Entrance fee to Kursunlu Waterfall
  • Lunch in Aspendos
  • Drinks & Personal expenses
  • Entrance fee to Side Museum
  • Entrance fee to ancient theatre of Side and Agora

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Antalya, Türkiye

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