You shall be picked up from Antalya airport, Antalya hotel, Antalya Marina or cruise ship port in Antalya. Your Antalya tour guide will be holding up a sign with your name on it. This Antalya tour will take approximately 7/8 hours and after will drive you back to your Antalya hotel, Antalya Marina, Antalya airport or Antalya harbor in Turkey.
In the morning you will be taken by your Tour guide to Perge Ancient Site and these extensive remains of ancient Perge are just 16 km from Antalya, it is very easy to imagine what life must have been like in this once prosperous town that had over 100.000 inhabitants. The Perge stadium which seated a crowd of 12.000 has a wall at the far end that was meant to protect spectators during the wild beast fights that took place here. Against the opposite hill is an impressive Theater with features finely rendeed reliefs of Dionysus, on entering through the Roman gate you will see a large Agora to your right and just up ahead are two imposing Hellenistic Tower that mark the beginning of the long colonnaded avenue leading to the Nymphaeum, and just behind we can find the Roman Public Bath which dates from the 3C AD.
After Perge Ancient site we will then drive to Aspendos Ancient Site, Aspendos has the most perfectly preserved Theatre in the Roman world and the estimated capacity of this theater was 15.000 although in recent years more than 40.000 have been squeezed in to see Turkish wrestling and song contests, the theater is virtually as it was when first built. Apart from theatre the most interesting monument in Aspendos is the Aqueduct - this brought water from the Isaurian Mountains in the North and is a tremendous feat of engineering. The remaining section consists of an arched structure 880m long and 15m high which carried the limestone water pipes and two pressure towers. It is then drive to Seljuk bridge over the Koprucay(Eurymedon) dating from the 13’th century AD and is still used to this day, infact this replaced a 2C Roman bridge whose ruins may be seen in the riverbed just a few metres to the North. A tentative reconstruction of the 5m wide Roman bridge whose central span was 9m above the water and shows that large sea ships could have passed underneath it on their way to the docks.
We will have our lunch in Aspendos then we will drive to Side, here contains all the ingredients necessary for a complete Mediterranean coast vacation with its Hellenic ruins, parasailing, a fine Side Museum, and of course the beautiful sandy beaches. When you enter Side you will see the Nymphaeum memorial fountain which once had a marble facade depicting punishments administered to those who committed sexual sins or sins against the gods. The Theater of Side was built in the 2nd century CE and was built on level ground using arches, it’s the largest in the area with been able to seat around 25.000 people. Other ruins are Temple of Apollo, Agora ,Roman Bath and the Side Archaeological Museum. After Side we will then drive back to Antalya but on the way we will make a visit to Kursunlu Waterfall.
When the tour has finished your Perge- Aspendos-Side Tour guide will return you to your pick up point. You can take a Private Perge-Aspendos-Side Tour where you can be picked up by your Antalya Tour guide at your convienence or a Perge-Aspendos-side Group tour, where your Antalya Tour guide will pick you up at approx 09.00 hours for your Tour from Antalya.
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Private Professional Licenced English Speaking Tour Guide.
(You can ask for other language options).
Private Deluxe A/C VIP Vehicle.
Parking Fees of vehicle
Pick up From Antalya Harbor, airport, Antalya Hotel
Drop off to Antalya Harbor, airport, Antalya Hotel
What’s Not Included
Gratuities to the guide and driver.
Entrance fees to various sites.
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