Duration: 7/8 hours
Departure: Everyday (Regular group tours: Everyday)
Route: Perge-Aspendos-Side and Waterfall
You shall be picked up from the Antalya airport, Antalya hotel, Antalya Marina or your cruise ship port in Antalya. Your Antalya guide will hold up a sign with your name on it. Antalya tour will take approximately 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, From the extensive remains of ancient Perge 16 km from Antalya, it is easy to imagine what a life must have been like this prosperous town over 100.000 inhabitants. The Perge stadium, which seated a crowd of 12.000,has a wall at the far end meant to protect spectators during the wild beast fights that took place here.Against the opposite hill,an impressive Theater features finely rendeed reliefs of Dionysus.Entering through the Roman gate,you will see a large Agora to your right.Up ahead,two imposing Hellenistic Tower mark beginning of the long colonnaded avenue leading to the Nymphaeum ,just behind Roman Public Bath,dating from the 3C AD.After Perge Ancient site,we willdrive to Aspendos Ancient Site, Aspendos has themost perfectly preserved Theatre in the Roman world.The estimated capacity of theater is 15.000,though 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,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. Then drive to Seljuk bridge over the Koprucay(Eurymedon). dating from the 13’th century AD .Still used,this replaced a 2C Roman bridge,whose ruins may be seen in the river – bed a few metres to the North.A tentative reconstruction of the 5m wide Roman bridge, whose central span was 9m above the water,shows that large sea going ships could have passed underneath it on their way to the docks.In relation to its Seljuk successor it was a veritable giants.We will have our lunch in Aspendos then we will drive to Side,contains all the ingredients necessary for complete Mediterranean coast vacation;Hellenic ruins,parasailing,a fine Side Museum,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 sin sor sins against the gods.Theater of Side built 2nd century CE,was built on level ground using arches.It’s largest in the area seating 25.000 people.Other ruins are Temple of Apollo,Agora,Roman Bath and Side Archaeological Museum.After that we will drive back to Antalya,On the way 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.
*A tour document with details and confirmations will be e-mailed after booking.
*Private Perge – Aspendos – Side – Waterfall Tour from Antalya runs everyday and available all year round.
- Private Professional Licenced English Speaking Tour Guide.
- Private deluxe A/C VIP vehicle.
- Parking fees of vehicle.
- Pick up From Antalya Harbour, Antalya Marina, Antalya Hotel.
- Drop off to Antalya Harbour, Antalya Marina, Antalya Hotel.
What’s Not Included
- Gratuities to the guide and driver.
- Personal expenses.
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